Member organisations

The wider Tweed Forum comprises all those organisations with an interest in the management of the Tweed and its environs. Our membership is cross-border, including both statutory and nonstatutory bodies, local stakeholder groups, the private sector and environmental NGOs. Our member organisations are listed below.

The Borders Forest Trust

The Trust was established in 1996 to help restore native woodland to Southern Scotland and encourage an interest in woodland culture within local communities.


Defra is responsible for safeguarding the natural environment, supporting the UK’s world-leading food and farming industry and sustaining a thriving rural economy.

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency works to create better places for people and wildlife and support sustainable development.

Federation of Border Angling Associations

The Federation of Border Angling Associations represents Trout Angling Clubs within the Scottish Borders.

Forestry Commission Scotland

Forestry Commission Scotland’s mission is to protect and expand Scotland’s forests and woodlands, and increase their value to society and the environment.

National Farmers Union Scotland

NFU Scotland is Scotland’s leading agricultural organisation representing 9000 farmers, crofters, growers and other supporters. NFUS works alongside its sister organisations, as well as other rural, business and consumer groups.

Natural England

Natural England is the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and for the services they provide.

Northumberland County Council

Northumberland County Council is the unitary authority for Northumberland, responsible for a range of statutory duties including strategic planning and highway maintenance.

Northumberland National Park

The Northumberland National Park Authority’s main objective is looking after and protecting the special history, wildlife, habitats and landscapes of the Park, while promoting learning and enjoyment of them.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

The Northumberland Wildlife Trust was founded in 1971 to protect wildlife and promote nature conservation within Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

Northumbrian Water

Northumbrian Water Limited is one of ten regulated Water and Sewerage Companies in England and Wales and operates in the northeast of England.

River Tweed Commission

The RTC protects freshwater fish stocks in the River Tweed system. It is empowered by law to do such acts, execute such works and incur such expenses as appear to it to be expedient for the protection and improvement of salmon and freshwater fisheries, and the preservation, increase and stocking of those fisheries.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home.

Scotland’s Rural College

Scotland’s Rural College delivers comprehensive skills, education and business support for Scotland’s land-based industries, founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy.

Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council is the unitary local authority responsible for the provision of all local government services for the Scottish Borders region.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is Scotland’s principal environmental regulator: protecting and improving Scotland’s environment.

Scottish Government

The devolved government for Scotland has a range of responsibilities which include: health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment.

Scottish Land & Estates

The work of Scottish Land & Estates is driven by its membership and their desire to represent and demonstrate the contributions they make to rural Scotland.

Scottish Natural Heritage

SNH promotes and cares for Scotland’s natural heritage, enabling people to enjoy the outdoors and supporting those who manage it.

Scottish Water

Scottish Water provides water and waste water services to household and business customers across Scotland.

Scottish Wildlife Trust

The Trust has been a champion of Scotland’s wildlife since 1946, from the threatened red squirrel to puffins, dolphins and ancient Caledonian pine forests.

Southern Uplands Partnership

The Southern Uplands Partnership aims, through partnership, to achieve the integration of environmental, social and economic land use policies in the Southern Uplands.

Tweed Foundation

Tweed Foundation aims to protect and enhance the fisheries of the Tweed and the Eye through the study, maintenance and restoration of fish populations, ecosystems and habitats. It also works to encourage local angling.


VisitScotland is Scotland’s national tourist board. Working closely with private businesses, public agencies and local authorities, it works to ensure that visitors experience the very best of Scotland and that the country makes the most of its outstanding tourism assets and realises its potential.