Welcome To Tweed Forum

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This film offers a great introduction to the River Tweed and the work of Tweed Forum.  It was submitted in support of our our nomination for the Thiess International River Prize 2017. The River Tweed was one of only four rivers to make it through to the final of the global competition and came a close second to the eventual winner, the San Antonio River in Texas for its $384 million improvement project. The Tweed had made it through to the final four in recognition of the unique partnership approach developed by the Tweed Forum in order to protect and conserve the natural, built and cultural heritage of the river and its 5,000 sq km catchment.

At the heart of land and water management on Tweed.........

Tweed Forum was formed in 1991 "to promote the sustainable use of the whole of the Tweed catchment through holistic and integrated management and planning".  In close partnership with our members, Tweed Forum works to protect, enhance and restore the rich natural, built and cultural heritage of the River Tweed and its tributaries. The Forum works at both the strategic level and the project level in order to achieve tangible benefits on the ground. From our inception as an informal liaison group, we have grown to become a leader in the field of integrated land and water management. A short video highlighting some of our recent work is available here.


This publication (left) offers a great introduction to who we are, what we do and what we've achieved in recent years. (Just click on the image to download.)

Tweed Forum is a registered non-profit making company limited by guarantee (SC191466) with charitable status (SC030423).


  • Hedge Laying Training Day - 9th December

    Tweed Forum is helping to promote a Hedge Laying Training Day at Furlongs Farm, Ancrum on Saturday 9th December 2017.

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  • 2017 River Champion announced

    We’re delighted to announce that tenant farmer Jim Sinclair, from Crookston Farm near Galashiels, has been chosen as the 2017 Tweed Forum River Champion.

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Current Projects

The Eddleston Water Project

The Eddleston Water Project aims to reduce flood risk and restore the Eddleston Water for the benefit of the local community and wildlife...   read more »


The Tweed Invasives Project

A new invasives non-native plant species control season has started; focusing on Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed...   read more »


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Drygrange Steading,
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