Tweed Forum seeks nominees for new river champion to succeed Berwick man

Tweed Forum is seeking nominations for its 2021 River Champion Award.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 2:06 pm
Edward Cawthorn, winner of the 2020 award.

Now in its sixth year, the accolade aims to recognise an individual with an outstanding commitment to the protection, preservation and enhancement of the River Tweed and the natural, built and cultural heritage of its surroundings.

The river has a catchment of 5,000 sq km – 86% in Scotland and 14% in England – and brings significant economic and environmental benefits to the surrounding area.

Luke Comins, director of Tweed Forum said; “At Tweed Forum, we see on a daily basis of the incredible commitment of a huge range people to the welfare of the river and its surroundings.

“The Tweed Forum River Champion Award aims to recognise this amazing work.”

Last year’s award went to Edward Cawthorn from Berwick, one of the driving forces behind the campaign to preserve the historic Union Chain Bridge linking England and Scotland across the River Tweed.

Nominations close on September 10. Visit https://tweedforum.org/our-work/river-champion/ for details.

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