West Tweeddale Parishes 
West Tweeddale Parish Churches are a linkage of six Church of Scotland congregations in the north-west of the Scottish Borders.

Linkage means that our churches share a minister and collaborate on many activities, but each church can pursue its own goals in response to the needs and wishes of its local community.

We are churches of people, not buildings.  In addition to church services, we organise a range of events to attract and interest people irrespective of what they believe, or do not believe.  We welcome everyone to any and all of our events and hope we may see you at some of these soon.

These pages will tell you a lot more about us and what we do, but if you cannot find the answers you're looking for, please contact us.

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Forthcoming Events:
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Lent Study - The Things He Did (Monday, February 26th)

For Lent we will be discussing Stephen Cottrell’s book “The Things He Did” which covers the things Jesus did during the final week of his life starting with riding a colt into Jerusalem.
There will be two identical programmes lasting six weeks. One will be online using Zoom and the other in person in Skirling Village Hall. The Zoom sessions will be every Monday at 7pm starting on 19th February. The Skirling Village Hall sessions will be every Friday at 10.30am starting on 16th February.

Lamancha Community Cafe (Wednesday, February 28th)

The community cafe run by Lamancha Community Hub is open every Wednesday from 10 am till 2pm and if it's nice weather you can sit outside.

Why Knot Drop In? (Friday, March 1st)

While The Knot in West Linton is closed for redecoration through January, 'Why Knot Drop In' to the Village Centre for some winter warmth, free refreshments, chat and entertainment. Every Friday morning starting on the 6th January from 10.00 till 12.30pm.Everyone very welcome.

World Day of Prayer 2024 (Friday, March 1st)

This year's World Day of Prayer is on Friday 1st March and, as in previous years, the Guild is organising a service on that day. This will be held in St. Andrew's Church, West Linton at 2.30 PM. The service will be led by Fiona Burnett and will be based on a service designed by this year's 'hosts', the World Day of Prayer Committee of Palestine. The service will be followed with refreshments on a Palestinian theme.

Lent Study - The Things He Did (Friday, March 1st)

For Lent we will be discussing Stephen Cottrell’s book “The Things He Did” which covers the things Jesus did during the final week of his life starting with riding a colt into Jerusalem.
There will be two identical programmes lasting six weeks. One will be online using Zoom and the other in person in Skirling Village Hall. The Zoom sessions will be every Monday at 7pm starting on 19th February. The Skirling Village Hall sessions will be every Friday at 10.30am starting on 16th February.

Baby Brunch (Friday, March 1st)

Baby brunch is held in West Linton every Friday in the Old Church Hall on the Lower Green. This is for parents, grandparents, carers or childminders with babies and/or young toddlers.

Broughton Bite 'n' Blether (Wednesday, March 6th)

Organised by Upper Tweeddale Community Council, this is held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 10 o’clock till midday. Come along to Broughton Village Hall for a hot roll, home baking and tea/coffee. Suggested £3 donation. All welcome

Carlops Soup Lunch (Wednesday, March 13th)

This is held in Carlops Church on the second Wednesday of every month throughput the Winter (except December) until further notice. Times are 12noon to 1.30pm. The first event is on Wednesday 13 September 2023 and the last in April 2024.

There is no charge, but charitable donations are invited. There is no need to book; just turn up; take a cup or choose your soup; drink, eat and chat. As regulars know, places are limited and it can get busy; an early appearance may be the wise strategy


Skirling Lunch Club (Thursday, March 14th)

For one day each month the Skirling Community hosts lunch in the Skirling Village Hall. Anyone is welcome to come along. This is held on the second Thursday of every month at 12:00.

Messy Church -Joseph, the famine and reunion (Sunday, March 17th)

Messy Church will be held in the New Church Hall, West Linton from 4-6pm. All children from babies to P7 are most welcome to come and join in the fun! Today Messy Church goes wild outside and today's theme is "Joseph, the Famine and Reunion", continuing the joseph's story.

Broughton Bite 'n' Blether (Wednesday, March 20th)

Organised by Upper Tweeddale Community Council, this is held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 10 o’clock till midday. Come along to Broughton Village Hall for a hot roll, home baking and tea/coffee. Suggested £3 donation. All welcome

West Tweeddale Guild Quiz (Friday, March 22nd)

On Friday 22nd March at 7:00 PM in Broughton Village Hall West Tweeddale Guild will be hosting a quiz night in aid of two Guild projects: Home for Good which finds homes for vulnerable children in Scotland and Starchild, a project to help the most marginalized children with disabilities in Uganda.

Contact Fiona Burnett on or 01899 830408 to book a table or add your name. Cost is £20 per table of four and payment is only required on the night.

Carlops ECO Event - Earth Hour (Saturday, March 23rd)

Saturday 23rd March is the day we observe Earth Hour – an annual occasion when people across the world turn off their lights. You are warmly invited to join us in the church from 8.30pm to pass a candle-lit hour sharing music, verse and song. Bring a poem/song/music to share as we gather together to support our planet.

Carlops Drop-In Coffee (Saturday, March 30th)

There is a coffee drop-in meeting in Carlops Church on the last Saturday of every month, from 10.30am to 12 noon. Everyone is invited: come and drink coffee, eat scones and cake, chat, enjoy good company. There is no charge, but donations are invited, for pandemic depleted Church funds initially.

Carlops Easter Breakfast (Sunday, March 31st)

Join us for a simple breakfast in the Carlops Village Hall, just beside the church, on Easter Sunday morning. All most welcome. Our usual 10am service will be held afterwards in the church.

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