Welcome to the Upper Tweed Community Council Website

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What We Do

What is a Community Council?

Community Councils are statutory bodies which are set up and funded by the local authority as a mechanism to engage communities.  We are here to represent our local community and act as a two-way channel of communication between our community and the Scottish Borders Council.  A Scottish Borders Councillor attends our meetings. For a Copy of our Constitution click HERE

The Upper Tweed Community Council covers a large area and as a result of the disparity between Community Council boundaries and the resources used by Scottish Borders Council to produce data, it is not possible to obtain a definitive and accurate population figures for the Upper Tweed Community Council area.  The best estimate is somewhere between 697 and 822, but probably nearer the lower figure.  For a map of the boundaries click HERE.

Community councils also take up local issues and help to resolve them.  For example: drainage problems, potholes or signs requiring repair.

*  We consult on local planning matters and consider regulations and policies passed by local government when deciding whether or not to support application.

*  We hear reports from police about local incidents.

*  We also award small grants to local organisations, and bursaries to enable children to participate in sporting and other activities.


Latest News and Events

Free Sunday bus trips



First trip on May 29 continues from Peebles to Traquair for those who wish to visit the Medieval Fayre there

We will run free minibus trips from Broughton to Peebles and back on the following Sundays:   May 29, July 3, 17 and 31,​​
August 7.  Leave from the Shop  10.40am, back by 5.45pm. 

Connections at Peebles with buses to/from Edinburgh.   Tickets can be obtained from the Shop, preferably by 4pm the Friday before.   Only 16 seats, so don't delay.   You can arrange pick-up/set-down  at intermediate stops.


Party to celebrate Queen's Platinum Jubilee



An informal community party arranged by the Community Council will take place at the King George V Park on Friday

3rd June 2022 from 5pm till 10pm to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee:

  • Tree Planting & Village Photograph!

  • Music from the NOMADS

  • Broughton Ales Bar

  • Burger Van (subsidised)

  • Free Ice Cream & sweets for Children


  • Games & Prizes

  • Some refreshments provided but bring your own too, and come and have fun with your friends, family and neighbours!



We have two defibrillators for public use, one at Scott Motors

and another at Rachan Mill Hall.   For maps and information 


 Upper Tweed Community Drivers

Please contact Ann Welsh 07707 998 044 

Email: utcommunitydrivers@gmail.com for transport to medical or hospital appointments , dentist, or eye tests.   For more details click 

Biggar Medical Practice Minutes

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