• Peebles from the Golf Course © Liz Hanson

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


Our 2023 – 2024 season has now ended, and our 2024 – 2025 season will be announced soon, so do keep checking the website for details.

In the meantime, by selecting the images on the right you can look back on the six talks presented between October 2023 and March 2024, with topics ranging from the local to the global.

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

Tweeddale 2024-2044: Loving responses in the decades of collapse

Dominic Ashmole reflects on climate change and its impacts, globally and locally....

Kingsmeadows House, Peebles, in the 20th Century

Sandra Whitnell takes us inside this landmark building....

Radar and air defence of Scotland during the Second World War

Ian Brown reveals the role of radar in defending Scotland during World War II....

Discovering the Northern Picts

Prof. Gordon Noble reveals what his latest findings tell us about Pictish society....

The History of Witch Trials in Peeblesshire

Elisa Smith and Simon Ritchie cast light on the dark history of Peeblesshire Witch Trials....

The Butcher's Wife

Louise Forsyth shares behind-the-scenes insights into an iconic Peebles business....

Taking out annual membership of £30 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.