Central Borders

This group covers the area of the Central Borders. Landscapes range from montane in the west to the lowland valleys of the Tweed and Teviot. The area is particularly noted for its basin mires and raised bogs.

What we do

– Our main aim is to conserve and improve the wildlife of the Central Borders
– We inform members about wildlife and wildlife issues
– We give members opportunities to develop skills related to the observation and conservation of wildlife

How to get involved

Volunteers can help out with:
– Hospitality at meetings and talks
– Practical conservation work and wildlife recording
– Fundraising
– Involvement with local planning
– Assisting school visits
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Group information


Mike G Rutherford (Chair) - 07988383219 or swtborders@gmail.com

Lisa McLeish (Secretary) - swtborderssecretary@gmail.com

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Where and when?

Where we meet

The Scottish Wildlife Trust Central Borders Group meets at the Langlee Community Centre, Marigold Dr, Galashiels, TD1 2LP.


From Galashiels centre take B6374 (Langlee, Gattonside). Turn left into Hawthorn Rd then immediate right into Mariold Dr. The Centre is at the end of Marigold Drive. Any bus going to Langlee should get you there.

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Central Borders news

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SWT Hare Moss Reserve

The harvesting of the Sitka Spruce at Hare Moss is now complete and the hide is open to visitors again. After the harvesting operation the path will be a little rough until it becomes established with more use, so please take care. The new route of the path has been marked by stakes with red and white tape to indicate the way. Unfortunately storm Arwen has brought down some of the remaining line of sitka along the path to the ‘loop’ so this access will remain closed until these


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