Welcome to the website of the Tweeddale Society, one of

Tweeddale’s oldest institutions.


Inaugurated in 1913, it was fortunate to have Walter Buchan,

Town Clerk of Peebles and brother of the famous novelist,

John Buchan, serving as its first Secretary and Treasurer

and, remarkably, continuing in office for three decades.



In the 21st century the society continues to flourish with a loyal membership of almost 150, while remaining true to its original ethos and format. A series of lectures is held over the winter months and there is a summer outing to a place of special interest. The Society also engages in other heritage-related projects in the local community and brings out publications from time to time.


Large audiences enjoy its stimulating lectures on a wide variety of topics including history, natural history, literature, archaeology and geology in the context of Scotland, and in particular Peeblesshire and the wider Scottish Borders.


We warmly welcome new members to the Tweeddale Society. Membership is open to everyone with an interest in any of these subject areas - and equally to those eager to extend their knowledge of the world around them. Or why not buy a ticket for a lecture which particularly appeals to you and get a flavour of what we have to offer?


Take a look at our 2018-19 Programme.


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Walter Buchan

A cultural organisation based in Peebles, Scottish Borders

Tweeddale Society logoPanoramic view of Peebles