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Nan Muncaster

Nan Muncaster died in January of this year. She had served for many years on the Community Council and she and her husband Jack were so active in the community they were almost an institution in their own right. It seemed fitting that Sandy Aitchison should write this appreciation. “ I have known Jack for […]

LCGW Spring update

Finally, spring has sprung! LCG continues to move our projects forward and we seem to be quite close to securing a sizable pot of funding which will help us do great things. This is a good time of year to be making improvements to your home, whether insulation, ventilation, glazing or heating system. A number […]

Congratulations to Community Beat Officer, PC John Lennon

CONGRATULATIONS!! … to … Our Community Beat Officer, PC John Lennon, featured in the last newsletter, was chosen as the top community officer in Lothian & Borders at a Policing Awards ceremony. In paticular, John’s work with retail businesses in Galashiels was highlighted. His work has contributed to a 17% reduction in retail crime.

Are you a good neighbour?

At the April Community Council meeting it was debated whether or not Stow & Fountainhall should sign up to join a Borders-wide scheme devised by SBC called Community Resilience, designed to encourage rural communities to pull together in bad weather.While the scheme is in essence a very positive one, it was felt that we as […]

SPARCS Vintage Craft Fair

A big thank you to everyone who was involved with the Vintage Craft Fair which was held on Saturday 24th March. Yet again the staff have been stunned by the talent that exists in the Stow community and are very grateful to everyone who worked with the children to pass on their talents and expertise. […]

Eildon West Learning Community Celebration of Scots

Eildon West Learning Community Celebration of Scots Congratulations to Louis Mackenzie, Angus McIver, Euan Clarke, Anna Montgomery and Beth Logan who represented Stow at the Eildon West Learning Community Celebration of Scots Language in March . We were all delighted that Anna and Beth both won a gold medal for their written poems. The children […]

Recent grants awarded

Grants awarded by the EDF & SSE Community Benefit Funds after the last two grant calls in December and March: Stow Parent Council £10,000 Parish of Stow Community Council £884 Stow Baby and Toddler Group £560 Stow Community Trust £2,009 Fountainhall Parent Council £1,614 Stow Pipe Band £8,611 Border Woodland Services £72 Stow Old Time […]

100% insulation grants available

There is now a grant-supported scheme in the Borders for external wall insulation. The scheme was launched at easter, and provides insulation cladding around the outside of single-skin stone or brick buildings, with a render-finished outer layer. Grants of up to 100% of the cost are available, depending on eligibility criteria. The service deliverer for […]

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Will windfarms impact the landscape?

Will windfarms impact the landscape?

This montage shows the view from Clints IF all the proposed windfarms around us go ahead. What do you think?

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