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

New member profile: Moy Mackay Gallery

  • An example of Moy Mackay's felted painting
  • Moy in her gallery on Peebles' Northgate
  • The gallery also displays work from a host of fine and applied artists
  • A recent 'house' commission by Moy


Tucked away on Peebles’ Northgate, the delightful Moy Mackay Gallery first opened in March 2012, although its arrival was never really part of the plan. “I didn’t intend to open a gallery, it just somehow happened that way,” explains owner and artist Moy Mackay.

However, the gallery’s many loyal customers will be glad she did. An instant success, the gallery is now managed day-to-day by Gillian Sosa and a small team of staff, leaving... Read more

Paddling the Tweed

  • Setting off
  • Encouragement from the boat
  • Man and river in perfect sync ...
  • The 'support' crew
  • A fine way to spend a sunny Sunday
  • The intrepid swimmer (brrr)


So, it won’t have escaped anyone’s notice that the Tweed Valley has got a ruddy great river flowing through it. And very beautiful it is too, particularly in the more wooded sections. The Tweed is of course one of the world’s great salmon rivers, but it’s also a fine stretch of water for paddling. We see all manner of craft completing sections of the Tweed, so last Sunday we thought it was high time... Read more


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