Eddleston Water Project – Building with Nature video

A new video is now available outlining the role of the Eddleston Water Project in the international Building with Nature (BwN) project. The Eddleston Water Project has been working with BwN, which is funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union’s INTERREG North Sea Region Programme, for a number of years. BwN recognises that natural processes help to keep us safe against coastal erosion and flooding. The Eddleston Water Project is one of BwN’s “living laboratories”, helping scientists and policymakers get the evidence they need to make the best decisions for flood risk management.

2018 Tweed Forum River Champion announced

Many congratulations to our 2018 Tweed Forum River Champion, Eric Hastings

Eric has worked on the river for 41 years, carrying out tasks that range from tracking and catching poachers and regulating rod fishing to carrying out fish monitoring surveys and dealing with pollution incidents, invasive plant species, illegal engineering works and obstructions in the water. Recently retired, his career at the River Tweed Commission saw him develop an encyclopaedic knowledge of the river and rise to the rank of Chief Inspector and Superintendent. Eric has an unrivalled knowledge of the Tweed and its tributaries the Till, Whiteadder, Teviot, Ettrick and Yarrow, which he has frequently navigated at speed, often in the dark.

We feel he’s a truly worthy recipient of this year’s award, which is given to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the protection and enhancement of the River Tweed and the natural, built and cultural heritage of its surroundings. Find out more here http://tweedforum.org/our-work/river-champion/

Calendar photography competition

Are you an enthusiastic amateur or professional photographer from the Scottish Borders or North Northumberland? If so, you might be interested in our new charity calendar photography competition, which has a prize pot of over £800! We’re looking for pictures of the beautiful River Tweed for our 2020 calendar, which will be raising funds for our work. We’ve received much-appreciated support from Chirnside-based Ahlstrom-Munksjo and Johnston Press. Check out our competition page for more information.


Calling all gardeners

This Spring, we’re encouraging gardeners and growers to give peat-based compost a miss for the sake of the environment

Peat is an amazing carbon-store and also acts as a floodwater store and clean water filter, as well as providing a rich habitat for wildlife. Removing it harms our planet’s precious ecosystem so please try to use peat-free compost whenever you can. Please share on facebook or twitter to spread the word.