ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
Apart from its winter and summer activities the Society has contributed over the years to the social and cultural life of Tweeddale. It is often consulted about local historical matters by other societies and organisations, students and people seeking information about their Border roots.
Past projects have included an exhibition of old maps of Tweeddale, a survey of local place names and a history of the Chambers Institution. It also helped in the compilation and update of an inventory of public records relating to the period before the reorganisation of local government in 1975.
There is a great deal to be gained from recording our Oral History and the Society has recorded, transcribed and edited the memories of some of our more senior citizens. This was published under the title “Peebles Remembered”
The Society has also been involved in conjunction with the Scottish Borders Council Museum Service in the re-issue of “Gleanings from Grandfather’s Attic”
More recently, we award annual prizes to Additional Needs students at Peebles High School in memory of our late President, Professor George Thomson who devoted much of his research to the study of pupils with additional needs.
As part of our centenary celebrations in 2013 we published a new history of the Society entitled “The Tweeddale Society: The First Hundred Years”