Tweed 1000 project given £1,000 boost by town councillors

Plans to commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Carham, which defined the present day border between England and Scotland, have received a boost.

Friday, 8th December 2017, 05:00 am
A panel from the Great Tapestry of Scotland depicting the Battle of Carham.

Berwick Town Council has agreed to grant £1,000 towards the Tweed 1000 project’s plans in Berwick, with the possibility of additional funding at a later stage.

The group had applied for £4,000 so will now have to look at alternative funding avenues.

Stephen Scott, from Tweed 1000, said: “We are pleased that our grant application with Berwick Town Council has finally reached a conclusion and we are very appreciative of being awarded a grant of £1,000.

“We would like to take the opportunity to specifically thank CounKarin Graham for her support. Coun Graham’s enthusiasm and passion for our project is one of the main reasons why we continued with the grant application which has been a long, hard and drawn-out process.

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“We are disappointed that we failed to generate the same level of enthusiasm from the other councillors.”

So far, Tweed 1000 has received financial backing from Berwick Chamber of Trade, Northumberland County Council’s Community Chest Scheme and Tesco’s Bags of Help Scheme.

“We are also very excited with the increasing support from the community who are hoping to get involved in creating a piece of public art that will provide a lasting legacy for the town,” said Mr Scott.