• Peebles from the Golf Course © Liz Hanson

Welcome to The Tweeddale Society, one of Tweeddale’s oldest institutions


Having been left with no option but to abandon the 2020-21 season of talks, the Committee has planned a full programme for the Society’s 2021-22 season. We very much hope that everything will be back to normal by then and we look forward to welcoming you back.


Here are the talks we have planned for our 2021 – 2022 season. Click on each to find out more.

As tickets for individual talks cost £8 we recommend you take out annual membership for only £10 if you plan to come along to more than one.

You can also search through our archives to see the wide range of topics covered over the years.

Prince Charles Edward Stuart by Allan Ramsay

John Buchan's Jacobites

Laura Buchan takes a look at her great grandfather John's interest in the 1745 Jacobite Rising and how this was reflected in his writings....
botanic gardens edinburgh

350 Years of Scottish Botanical Gardens

Join David Knott for a tour through 350 years of Scottish botanical gardens....
Gamekeeping and Conservation

Gamekeeping and Conservation

Megan Rowland gives us her insights into the highways and byways of land management in 21st century Scotland, and how she came to be "a woman in a man's world"....
Hunterian Museum, Glasgow University

The Antonine Wall

Dr. David Breeze, a former Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland explains how the ancient frontier of the Roman Empire became a World Heritage Site....
Klein Studio

The architect Peter Womersley and rural Modernism

Architects Gordon Duffy and Rebecca Wober examine Peter Womersley's architectural legacy in the Borders and how he made 'spaces that just sing'....

The Greatest Show on Earth

Discover why Scotland and Edinburgh became the home of the Greatest Show on Earth, and how Alasdair Hutton became involved as commentator....

Taking out annual membership of £10 will give you entry to the full programme

In the 21st century the society continues to flourish with a loyal membership of almost 200, while remaining true to its original ethos and format.

The Tweeddale Society encourages interest in history, archaeology, natural history and literature, particularly in relation to the Tweeddale area and to Scotland in general. Founded in 1913, the Society is flourishing in the 21st century with almost 200 members.

A programme of six talks in the Eastgate Theatre auditorium is arranged monthly from October to March and there is usually a summer outing.

We warmly welcome new members. Membership is open to everyone.

Non-members can buy a ticket for any talk via the Eastgate Box Office 01721 725 777. Its cost may be credited towards the annual membership subscription, if you then decide to join.