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Playing to the gallery

 

In what is the group’s 20th annual production, the 2015 season of Shakespeare at Traquair sees a performance of Hamlet. Ahead of opening night on Wednesday, we caught up with some of the players to talk beards, peacocks, audience participation and the challenges of putting on a promenade performance

Scott Noble’s first involvement as an actor in Shakespeare at Traquair many years ago was nothing short of nerve-wracking. “It was The Taming of... Read more

New member profile: E-Motion Bikes

  • Rod Mitchell, Founder of E-Motion Bikes
  • Hazel and Ellen about to embark on a 40-mile round trip
  • Simon Hermiston from Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa - one of the rental points - gets to grips with an e-bike
  • The E-Motion Bikes rental delivery van has become a familiar sight around the Tweed Valley!

 

In a place like the Tweed Valley where pedal power is king, the notion of getting around using electric bikes will have some scratching their heads. But that has not stopped new Visit Tweed Valley member E-Motion Bikes from seeing huge interest in rentals of its top-of-the-range electric bikes.

Based at Cardrona, E-Motion rents (and sells) a variety of electric bikes that enable visitors to explore the Tweed Valley without having to worry about climbing... Read more

Assault on Lee Pen

  • A gentle initial approach through colourful St Ronan's Wood
  • Now it gets a little tougher (he won't be smiling soon ...)
  • Onwards and upwards ...
  • Final push ...
  • Wonderful views from the summit
  • Lovely fine detail in the rocks too

 

Looking for incredible views up and down the Tweed Valley when next in the area? Then let us recommend a jaunt up Lee Pen – the pointy summit that looms high above the lovely town of Innerleithen. At 502m, it’s no giant, but Lee Pen is still one of the highest hills in the area. And it’s no walk in the park either, with the final push to the summit one to really get... Read more

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