Upcoming Events

    For more information, left-click on any BOLD RED event title that turns BLUE when the pointer is on it

  • General Interest:
    Saturday, 12 December 2020 12:00 am

    No events are scheduled at the Village Hall until the coronavirus emergency is safely behind us. In the meantime, the front page of the Carlops website will be populated with useful links to information and services. There are also links in the right hand sidebar under Coronavirus Services
  • General Interest:
    Thursday, 05 November 2020 12:00 am
    SBC Calendar of events for older people

    Click the link for a  calendar in downloadable PDF format  http://carlops.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Borders-Activities-Calendar-for-Older-People-V1.3.pdf
  • General Interest:
    Friday, 30 October 2020 12:00 am
    Messages from Scottish Borders Council

    Messages received from SBC  can be found in PDF format linked to the webpage https://carlops.net/messages-from-scottish-borders-council
  • General Interest:
    Friday, 23 October 2020 12:00 am
    Ideas for the Social Renewal Advisory Board

    A request for ideas for the Social Renewal Advisory Board regarding the community response to COVID19. Please note, the deadline for submissions to this has now been extended to October 23rd. This is an initiative of COSLA - the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
  • General Interest:
    Tuesday, 20 October 2020 12:00 am
    Scottish Borders Warm and Well Initiative

    Details of the Scottish Borders Warm and Well Initiative with advice about fuel bills and much else. Message received from Lorna McCullough
  • General Interest:
    Monday, 12 October 2020 12:00 am
    Details of new Local Authority Covid restrictions 9th October

    New local authority  restrictions regarding the Covid pandemic
  • General Interest:
    Friday, 14 August 2020 12:00 am
    Carlops Rises to the Challenge

    A page of tributes, acknowledgements, photos and memorabilia about the Coronavirus Crisis and the response to it in Carlops and the neighbouring community. Contributions are most welcome: contact lesmorss@carlops.net
  • General Interest:
    Friday, 14 August 2020 12:00 am
    The Borders Library Service

    The Borders Library Service is encouraging residents to use the online Library Service while the libraries themselves are shut. Not only books - they have loads of magazines, comics and other reading material available to borrow. See https://carlops.net/borders-library-service/
  • General Interest:
    Sunday, 14 June 2020 12:00 am
    Carlops Birds and other Wildlife

    A collection of bird and other wildlife observations from Carlops and nearby. Please email me with your own notes at lesmorss@carlops.net
  • General Interest:
    Saturday, 13 June 2020 12:00 am
    Poetry Page

    A page of poetry responding to the Covid-19 crisis. Contributions welcome! Contact lesmorss@carlops.net

Carlops Rock Safety Work September 2020


Marty Lee, chair of Carlops Community Council, has had notice that the proposed work in the Carlops Car Park (see below) will be starting tomorrow Weds September 16th. Once the work is under way the number of spaces in the car park will be greatly reduced although hopefully these will mostly be re-instated after completion. No doubt the Rock will never look quite the same again so you might like to get cameras out!


The following emails have been received from SBC:

We will be on site tomorrow morning [Wednesday 16th September] with a view to brief staff, and start to establish the site with some setting out works being undertaken by our engineer, with a view of starting the works on Thursday.

Many Thanks Ian Dickson

Contracts Manager SBc Contracts Scottish Borders Council

Direct Dial Tel : 01835 824000 ext 5682 Mobile 07780886597

Customer Services: 0300 100 1800 e-mail Ian.Dickson@scotborders.gov.uk

Web: www.sbccontracts.com


All – I have been advised that our in-house contractor has available resource to start the works to the car park and gabion walling, mid to late next week [w/b 14th September]. I apologies for the short notice, but due to Covid and the provision of resources to assist other services, staff availability can fluctuate on a weekly basis. Due to our desire to finally get these works done, I think that it is essential we do not miss this opportunity. The number of available parking spaces will be greatly reduced during the works, however where possible we will endeavour to keep as many available as possible while still adhering to Health and Safety requirements. I would like to thank all involved in the review process and ask for the locals patience during the works. If you have any questions during the works please do not hesitate to contact me. I have copied in the Contracts Manager responsible for the works so that you can include him in any future emails.

Regards Donald