• Peebles from the Golf Course © Liz Hanson

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


With regret, the Committee has decided to abandon the 2020-21 season of talks.  We very much hope that everything will be back to normal in time for our 2021-22 season, and we look forward to welcoming you back then.


This was the series of talks we had in our 2019 – 2020 season. They were all greatly enjoyed by large audiences.

As tickets for individual talks cost £6 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.

Traditional Worldwide Music (Followed by AGM)

Nomad Beat is a Charitable Community Music School providing education and inspiration through music ...

Secret Tweeddale

Take a peek at parts of Tweeddale you didn't know existed!

Blackbarony: What's in a name?

From the early Celtic speaking locals to the later visitors from Scandinavia and Western Europe, the place names of the Eddleston Valley tell their own story ....

Where are we? A timely voyage around navigation

James will begin by taking a brief look at historical means of navigation...

Farming Today with Cows and Tomatoes

A herd of cows is a vital element in growing sweet red tomatoes on a commercial scale ....

The Industrial Heritage of Tweeddale

Over the course of the nineteenth century, woollen mills were built in Innerleithen, Walkerburn and Peebles bringing prosperity and an expanding population to Tweeddale ...

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 (£6) may be credited towards the annual membership subscription, currently £10, if you then decide to join.