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  • General Interest:
    Thursday, 11 November 2021 12:00 am
    Dragonfly Theatre: "Faulty Dining"

    at Carlops Village Hall
    Cultured chaotic entertainment in support of the Eastgate Theatre Development Fund. Polly, Terry and Manuel have been left in charge as Sybil takes Basil on holiday but the arrival of an unexpected guest creates chaos. BYOB. Doors open  7.45pm, show starts at 8pm and ends around 9.45pm. Tickets are £11 from https://faulty-dining-carlops.eventbrite.co.uk . Visit https://dragonflytheatre.org.uk/ for more details or contact Tim Wilcock on 07552 724430.
  • General Interest:
    Tuesday, 05 October 2021 12:00 am
    Messages from Scottish Borders Council

    Messages from Scottish Borders Council up to 10th October can be viewed by clicking on this link: http://carlops.net/messages-from-scottish-borders-council/
  • General Interest:
    Wednesday, 01 September 2021 12:00 am
    CarlopsVillage Hall Announcement

    at Carlops Village Hall
    YOUR VILLAGE HALL NEEDS YOU!!!  We need new members on the committee so that we can continue to run. If you are new to the village and want to find out more or have a burning desire to join then please get in touch with me or one of the other committee members. Thanks, Rachel    krhughes28@icloud.com
  • General Interest:
    Tuesday, 01 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:
    Monday, 02 November 2020 12:00 am
    Message from SBC- Protection Levels, Vitamin D supplements and Shielding

    A recent message from SBC concerns the Scottish Levels of protection, free Vitamin D supplements, shielding  and general health advice. The complete letter can be viewed at Advice from SBC 30th October

Messages from Scottish Borders Council

Click on the links to view. They should either appear in a new browser tab, or download as a PDF file into your Downloads folder

New Messages from SBC   up to 10th October 2021

Borders Library Opening Hours
Opening hours will increase at the Eyemouth, Galashiels, Hawick and Peebles. Please check our webpage for the opening hours for each location by CLICKING HERE.
Remember there is no longer any requirement to pre-book your Library visit and our computers are available for use by all.

Help if your gas or electricity supplier goes bust
Don’t panic. Ofgem, the UK’s independent energy industry regulator, is there to protect
you if your supplier fails. This means you will not be left without gas or electricity and any
payments you have made are protected. Click here for the complete leaflet


New Guidance on Supporting Communities Safely:



Great Borders River Clean on the Weekend of 5th-7th November

Borders Buddies Update

“Our Borders Buddies project in the Tweeddale area, funded by SBC Community Fund, is supporting people to rebuild connections post-Lockdown. On a case-by-case basis this takes many different forms. One person said: ‘You have made such a difference in my life…thanks to you I am feeling empowered.’

“We are pleased to launch a suite of resources produced to support people of different ages and abilities to reconnect. You can access these, along with a blog and short video about the project, here: https://otbds.org/borders-buddies-resources/?fbclid=IwAR2KhjhS1cuezt1er5DNiLan603M1aBCpmCH6-YuFZqJhpjHXqSgdCvbh_I

More resources: 

Borders Buddies Resources

You can also share from our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/OTBSouthEast/

Older Messages

Volunteer Opportunities:


Open Walks in the Borders  (Opens as PDF)




Fire Alarms

The law on fire alarms is changing. By February 2022, all homes in Scotland will be required to have interlinked fire alarms, meaning if one alarm goes off, they all go off. This will alert you to danger more quickly, no matter where you are in your home.

The new legislation requires all homes to have:

  • One smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living purposes
  • One smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings
  • One heat alarm installed in the kitchen All alarms should be ceiling mounted and interlinked
  • Where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance, such as a boiler, fire (including open fires) and heater, a carbon monoxide detector is also required. This does not need to be linked to the fire alarms.

The homeowner is responsible for making sure their home meets the new fire alarms standard, and for finding a contractor to carry out the work. When purchasing an alarm, choose a reputable brand and make sure the packaging clearly displays compliance with BS EN14604:2005 for smoke alarms. Carbon monoxide alarms should have the British Kitemark (EN 50291-1). Heat alarms should comply with BS 5446-2:2003. To find out more about the new legislation and the support available, visit: mygov.scot/firealarms


Grants for Rural Communities

Today Scottish Government have released details of their new Rural Communities ‘Ideas into Action’ fund which consists of two streams:

  • Small Grants of up to £3,000 for grassroots rural groups or organisations to support community projects that fit with local needs and are locally led.  The process for applying for this funding has been simplified to make it easy for unincorporated groups to apply and both capital and expenditure costs are eligible.
  • Large Grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 for not for profit organisations to invest in community led initiatives that respond to local need.  Again, capital and revenue costs are eligible and these can be delivered in partnership with other local organisations.

Further details are available here. The grants are open for applications from Monday 13th September with a closing date Friday 8th October–with only £1.5 million available across Scotland. Applications through Inspiring Scotland from next week.

If anyone wishes to discuss applying and needs support please get in touch with me asap,

Lorna McCullough, Area Manager for Tweeddale  The Bridge   The Volunteer Resource Centre  School Brae  High Street  Peebles EH45 8AL

email lorna.mccullough@the-bridge.uk.net

My working days are Tuesday – Thursdays, currently from home.



Old Messages from SBC   from  8th August 2021

There is new information about setting up Digital Buddies events:

This might be of interest to some of the people in your groups, a new guide to setting up a Digital Buddies project, based on our real-life learning.


Messages received July 15th 2021

To obtain information and request a certificate of your Covid vaccination follow this link: https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/after-your-vaccine/get-a-record-of-your-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-status