Good turnout at Quayside event
A day of warm sunshine brought out the crowds to the Mouth of the Tweed Festival, which was held on Berwick Quayside last Thursday.
Fourteen stalls from both sides of the Border were busy selling a variety of food and drink produced within a 16-mile radius of Berwick, and entertainment was provided throughout the day by six talented young local musicians from the Small Hall Band.
The tides on the Tweed allowed an extra attraction for visitors in the form of the traditional salmon-netting taking place in the river at Gardo Fishery, close to the site of the festival.
A new stall this year was The Hare in Winter, a recently-established business selling traditionally-designed contemporary homeware and kitchenware.
The range of locally-sourced food and drink on offer from the stalls at this event and all-year round in the cafés and restaurants in Berwick and the surrounding district illustrates the important role in the area’s economy played by farming, fishing and the small enterprises that produce, process and sell locally-sourced food and drink.
This was the eighth Mouth of the Tweed Festival, which has now become a well-established feature in the town’s annual calendar of events.
The festival organisers wish to thank the individuals and organisations, such as Cittaslow Berwick and the Berwick Slow Food Group, whose active support has ensured the success of the event over recent years and is vital to its continuation into the future.