We deliver a wide range of projects, from small-scale local tree planting schemes to ambitious whole catchment restoration initiatives.  Making sure the right projects are delivered in the right places, at the right scale, ensures that Tweed Forum continues to deliver lasting, practical measures that achieve multiple benefits for our environment and society.

The Eddleston Water Project

The main aim of the Eddleston Water Project is to investigate if changes in land use management and the restoration of natural habitats can help improve the river valley for wildlife and reduce the risk of flooding in Eddleston and Peebles.

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Scottish Land Use Strategy

Land Use Strategy

Tweed Forum and Scottish Borders Council are working with the Scottish Government on delivery of the Land Use Strategy for Scotland (2016-2021). The Strategy seeks to promote nature-based solutions for land and water management.

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Borders Wader Initiative

Laptwing

As part of the Quixwood windfarm biodiversity offset scheme, funding has been secured to develop the Borders Wader Initiative. The initiative will create new wetland habitats, ponds, scrapes and facilitate wet grassland management for breeding waders.

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Gala Water Habitat Restoration for Natural Flood Management

The Dun Law Windfarm Extension habitat mitigation project has created an opportunity for habitat enhancement and natural flood management on the upper Gala Water. Tweed Forum has been working with Scottish Borders Council and the…

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Langhope Rig – Biodiversity Offset Conservation Projects

As part of the Langhope Rig windfarm biodiversity offset scheme, funding has been secured to develop two biodiversity conservation projects – the Upper Teviot Native and Riparian Woodland Planting Project and the Ale Wetlands Grant Scheme.

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Peatland Action Fund

Tweed Forum is assisting Scottish Natural Heritage in promoting the Peatland Action Fund. We are also actively delivering crucial peatland restoration within the Tweed catchment by helping people make applications to the Fund as well as running projects on the ground.

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River Till Restoration Strategy

The Strategy sets out a clear programme of works to improve the physical condition of the River Till. Tweed Forum is now delivering this programme in partnership with the Environment Agency and Natural England.

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Tweed Invasives Project

This project delivers a comprehensive control programme for Giant Hogweed and Japanese Knotweed in the Tweed catchment. Methods for control of Himalayan Balsam are also being trialled.

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