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The GHS car trip to Kevock Gardens in March was a great success for those people who joined in. The talk on plants was well attended and Barrie from Mayshade Garden Centre, gave us useful information on a variety of plants which he had brought as examples of survivors for our climate. FUTURE DATES FOR […]
Wooplaw Community Woodlands was purchased in 1987. It was the ﬁrst community woodland in Britain and is 25 this year. We’re celebrating on the ﬁrst weekend in September and YOU’RE INVITED!! Great events for all ages are planned for Friday 31st Aug – Sunday 2nd Sept. More info: www.wooplaw.org.uk
Nan Muncaster died in January of this year. She had served for many years on the Community Council and she and her husband Jack were so active in the community they were almost an institution in their own right. It seemed ﬁtting that Sandy Aitchison should write this appreciation. “ I have known Jack for […]
Finally, spring has sprung! LCG continues to move our projects forward and we seem to be quite close to securing a sizable pot of funding which will help us do great things. This is a good time of year to be making improvements to your home, whether insulation, ventilation, glazing or heating system. A number […]
CONGRATULATIONS!! … to … Our Community Beat Ofﬁcer, PC John Lennon, featured in the last newsletter, was chosen as the top community ofﬁcer in Lothian & Borders at a Policing Awards ceremony. In paticular, John’s work with retail businesses in Galashiels was highlighted. His work has contributed to a 17% reduction in retail crime.
At the April Community Council meeting it was debated whether or not Stow & Fountainhall should sign up to join a Borders-wide scheme devised by SBC called Community Resilience, designed to encourage rural communities to pull together in bad weather.While the scheme is in essence a very positive one, it was felt that we as […]
A big thank you to everyone who was involved with the Vintage Craft Fair which was held on Saturday 24th March. Yet again the staff have been stunned by the talent that exists in the Stow community and are very grateful to everyone who worked with the children to pass on their talents and expertise. […]
Eildon West Learning Community Celebration of Scots Congratulations to Louis Mackenzie, Angus McIver, Euan Clarke, Anna Montgomery and Beth Logan who represented Stow at the Eildon West Learning Community Celebration of Scots Language in March . We were all delighted that Anna and Beth both won a gold medal for their written poems. The children […]
Grants awarded by the EDF & SSE Community Beneﬁt Funds after the last two grant calls in December and March: Stow Parent Council £10,000 Parish of Stow Community Council £884 Stow Baby and Toddler Group £560 Stow Community Trust £2,009 Fountainhall Parent Council £1,614 Stow Pipe Band £8,611 Border Woodland Services £72 Stow Old Time […]
There is now a grant-supported scheme in the Borders for external wall insulation. The scheme was launched at easter, and provides insulation cladding around the outside of single-skin stone or brick buildings, with a render-finished outer layer. Grants of up to 100% of the cost are available, depending on eligibility criteria. The service deliverer for […]