Innerleithen Countdown Club

The Countdown Club will meet for their usual Games Week meeting on Wednesday 12th July at the usual time of 10.30 am in the Meeting Room of the church.  Look forward to seeing old and new friends and, of course, any visitors who are in town for Games Week  If you want to know more about our club just contact me,

Rita Bean.



Congratulations to:

Isa and Jimmy Anderson celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary in June

Paul and Janice Faris celebrating 40 years of marriage on 30th July

Bob and Betty Scott who celebrate their Golden anniversary in July

Special Birthday’s

We have had people celebrating their 90th Birthdays since Jan

Mari Todd

Tommy Henry

Isobel McDonald

Innerleithen Church 150th Celebration preparations!

We are making good progress with the plans to celebrate 150 years in the present Innerleithen Church of Scotland.

So that we can make a birthday float for the Fancy Dress Parade in Games Week we need everybody to save inner cardboard tubes, whatever the size, so that we can make them into 150 candles! We will also need people to carry the candles so if you are willing to join in please let the Minister know.

We are also still hoping to make a display of wedding photos of people who were married in Innerleithen Church or photos of any other special event that took place in the church. If you would be willing to lend anything, please get in touch with Julia Stoddart 830410. We will take great care of things that are borrowed and return them to you. The display will be in the Church from Games Week until the week beginning the 21st August.

Please keep looking for dates and places where events will be happening.


Thondwe Partnership News (June 2017)

I encourage everyone to visit the Facebook page to see all the articles and many more

photos , but for those without this access, here is the update since our last magazine

God blessed the Community with plenty of rain, but not too much and as a result in early May a bumper crop of Maize was harvested from the Church Garden. Many of the village people pulled together to make this happen and they harvested about 40 bags of maize. This maize has now been treated and stored and will help feed the vulnerable widows and orphans next winter in the “hunger months”

No1 Peebles Road Café is helping start a local market Café in Thondwe, they have already started by renting premises and taken the first steps to establishing this small business. In the same vein No6 High street (Hairdressers) is raising money to help sponsor the training of a small number of girls that have just left school. These girls will be trained in hairdressing, with the hope of also setting up a small business in the market area.


The Library, as you can see is coming on well, the walls and roof are now finished, there is a lot of work in the interior to finish, doors, windows, floors, walls etc, but it is on target to be ready by the opening in October. One thing it does not have is shelves for the books, so we will be running a sponsorship program, aimed at the business, schools etc in our community, to sponsor a shelf, or individual sponsors will also be very welcome. See Dave Kerr for more information.

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