Stow Community Newsletter

The community newsletter needs new blood to keep it going! We need people who believe in this community, who enjoy communicating and who can give a little time and commitment to take the newsletter to next level. We are holding a brainstorming meeting on Saturday 6th February at 3pm on Zoom to discuss the best Read more about Stow Community Newsletter[…]

Sketch map showing walk between Stow and Gala

Stow to Galashiels Walk – Saturday 24 April, 2021

We’re delighted to announce we’ve been working with the Galashiels Walking Festival and will be helping lead a hearty walk that will leave Stow and head to the Iron Age Broch known as Bow Castle Broch. From here the walk will head over William Law and then pass the 16th Century Buckholm Tower before making Read more about Stow to Galashiels Walk – Saturday 24 April, 2021[…]

Post-AGM Update

Thanks to all who attended our recent AGM. It was great to get such a good attendance on our Zoom call. The new Board that was elected at the 2020 AGM is as follows: Member Directors: Helen Corcoran, Chair Grace Murray, Vice Chair Martin Ford-Downes, Secretary Eibhlin Mc Hugh, Treasurer Bob Howarth David Montgomery Tom Read more about Post-AGM Update[…]

Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 11th November

Wednesday 11th November 2020, at 7:00 pm  This year because of Covid 19 restrictions the AGM will be held virtually on Zoom. We will send a reminder e-mail to members with the minutes of last year’s AGM, our Annual Report and Annual Accounts two weeks beforehand. All SCT members will be invited to request a Zoom link to Read more about Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 11th November[…]

Photograph of stow bikers on proposed pump track site

Pump Track Phase 1 Funding!

We are delighted to announce that our grant applications to the Foundation Scotland EDF Longpark Community Fund and the SSE Toddleburn Community Fund have been successful. These grants will allow us to undertake Phase 1 of this exciting project by funding the design, surveys and site investigations required for a planning application for a pump Read more about Pump Track Phase 1 Funding![…]

Borders Railway Five Years On: DVD Box Set

The 5th anniversary of the official opening of the Borders Railway on September 9th 2015 has been commemorated with a brand new 5 DVD box set featuring a documentary looking back at the last five years and looking to the future with a possible extension to Carlisle:

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Photograph of Stow Station House

Borders Railway: 5th Anniversary

The Borders Railway reopened to passengers on the 6th September, 2015. Three days later, on the 9th September, the line was officially opened by the Queen.

To mark the anniversary, BBC News published this article about the impact of the Borders Railway on the village of Stow! We’re delighted that one of our board members, Grace Murray, was interviewed for the article, and our Station House project got a mention, too! […]

20's Plenty!

Spaces for People Approved!

Scottish Borders Council – Spaces for People On the 27th August, Scottish Borders Council approved the Spaces for People pilot project that brings in the 20mph through Stow and 40mph from Heriot to Clovenfords until December next year. This is a great outcome following the community effort with the Community Council, the Trust and residents Read more about Spaces for People Approved![…]