All go to mark 1,000 years

As chairman of the Tweed 1000 steering group, I wish to thank all those members of the public who voted to support our grant application through the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Saturday, 10th February 2018, 08:00 am

This is the latest of our fund-raising results and Tweed 1000 is up and running.

The community art project has started and we are on course to stage events planned for the year.

The confidence that the public has shown in us is heartening.

Special thanks also go to those who sent us letters of support that were so helpful in securing our grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Thanks go especially to Berwick Middle School, Grove School, Berwick Academy, Turret Villa Care Home, Albury House Care Home, our MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan, and Sir Philip Mawer as chairman of the Berwick Barracks Heritage Trust.

All of these letters helped to convince the Heritage Lottery Fund that Tweed 1000 was worthy of its assistance.

And it has enabled us to fully finance all of the exciting ideas that we have created to commemorate and celebrate the 1,000 years of Berwick’s border town heritage in 2018.

It would be remiss of me not to mention the offer of assistance extended by the Guild of Freeman and the Civic Society.

It is encouraging to see that so many important sectors of our community recognise how important to the town, and most importantly to the community, a commemoration of this kind is.

A 1,000-year history of our town is worthy of commemoration.

Please look out for the opportunity to put ‘a stitch in time’ – your own contribution to Berwick’s very own tapestry of our 1,000 years of history.

Look out for further Tweed 1000 announcements on our website at and Facebook at tweed1000.

David Blackburn