• Peebles from the Golf Course © Liz Hanson

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


Here are the talks we have planned for our 2022 – 2023 season. Click on each to find out more.

As tickets for individual talks cost £10 we recommend you take out annual membership for only £15 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.

History of Mainstreet Trading, St Boswells

Learn how Rosamund de la Hey built up her award-winning business....

200 Years of Curling in Peebles

Alisdair Dawson looks back over Peebles Curling Club’s 200 years with historical and cultural connections....

Neidpath Castle and its Lairds

Journalist and historian Steve Dubé offers an illustrated history of one of Tweeddale’s iconic castles....

Trimontium - the face of Roman Scotland

Dr. John Reid shares the latest insights into the life and times of a major Roman fort....

Royal and Ancient Peebles – a journey through the mists of time

Ronald Ireland sheds light on the long history of Peebles....

The History of Kingsmeadows House, Peebles

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

Taking out annual membership of £15 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.