Branch News




Our next branch meeting will be Thursday 4th May ‘Councillors and Community Councillors, MPs and MSPs. What is involved and how to stand for election’ Venue and details to be confirmed.


Borders Greens are in the process of organising events on a range of local, national and global issues and interests. Details to follow.

May’s meeting/event will be a members only one but June’s ‘Walk & Talk’ to be held in Greenlaw will be open to all. Details to follow.


We have had a sucessful series of events through Autumn/Winter 2022-23, including talks by Tweed Forum, The South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project, The Citizens’ Climate Lobby; and on the subjects of National Parks and Regenerative Farming and Renewable Energy (see below)

Thank you to all who organised, volunteered and particularily to those who presented these wonderful and informative talks.

In January 2023, after postponments, we finally got to have our long awaited Vegan Burns Supper Lunch in Tweedbank.

There are events and talks in the pipeline for this year, details will be emailed to members, most of our events are open to the public so keep and eye out for posts on the branch Facebook page, Twitter & the diary at the foot of this website pages.


A recent public event in March in Duns was when John Seed of Woodend Farming Partnership shared the highs & lows on their journey towards ‘Restoring Rural Resilience with Regenerative Farming and Renewable Energy’

View Woodend Farm Case Study ‘Farming for a Better Climate – Woodend Farming Partnership Restoring Rural Resilience’ HERE

Watch Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service Podcast by John & Louise Seed S2 Ep56: Natural Capital – Arable HERE

Learn more via Woodend Farming Partnership website HERE


Saturday 22nd January the branch held our first Walk and Talk meet-up.

It was a really good turnout and lovely weather for our Walk and Talk event at The Policies and Gala Hill to launch the Borders Greens local election campaign. Members and supporters old and new joined our leisurely amble to share opinions on local green issues and eat cake (thank you Cat and Shelagh); but most importantly to chat to our two target-to-win candidates Neil and Dominic. All socially distanced and in small groups we stopped at the trigpoint on Gala Hill to see some of the damage done by storm Arwen and then ‘masked up’ for a photo shoot. It was wonderful to see everyone in person after two years without any face-to-face events.

Scottish Borders Greens have continued to be active during the Covid-19 pandemic, mainly through our Facebook page, where we have been keeping you up to date with some of the work of our wonderful Scottish Greens MSPs.

As you would expect there have been no major programme of local events, we hope 2022 will bring better things and we can pick up from where we left off.

It was great to have Scottish Green Party co-leader Lorna Slater in the Borders on Thursday 30th January, delivering an excellent and thought-provoking talk on Antarctica and climate change at Stow Primary School, itself an inspiring centre for environmental education and activism.

We had a bumper audience (60) of local folk and no shortage of questions and debate – many thanks to Lorna, to Green Stow and of course Stow Primary School for hosting, and to everyone who came out on a cold windy January night!


Scottish Borders Greens took part in the national re-launch of the Green YES campaign in St Boswells on Saturday 1st February.

Our Green News are newsletters containing local and national news articles, they have recently been getting printed (on recycled paper) and delivered through your doors but previously our branch delivered E-Newsletters via email to our members and published online on the branch Facebook, Twitter and this website, these are available to view via the links below.

Scottish Borders Green News Spring 2020

Scottish Borders Green News Autumn 2020

Scottish Borders Green News Winter 2020

Scottish Borders Greens Newsletter Summer 2017 an oldie but a goodie, some cracking articles worth a read.