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Tweeddale Action Group (TAG) is a community group with members from different and no parties. Pro-independence. All welcome.
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Things are coming along nicely with the Innerleithen shed which we hope to erect the week between Christmas and New Year. The foundation is being laid in the rear of the Co-op parking lot now. Volunteers are needed this Saturday December 19th for moving lumbar and preparation building tasks. If you can help contact Gordon … Continue reading Innerleithen shed coming along
One of the consequences of the pandemic is that more people are experiencing hardship financially and socially. To help alleviate this a bit and learning from the initiative and success of the Walkerburn sharing S.H.E.D (Staying Healthy and  Entertained with Dignity) the Innerleithen Community Trust and Tweeddale Action Group are setting up a Swap and … Continue reading Swap and...
In preparation for our public screening of Lesley Riddoch’s Nation film Norway, TAG member Edith Davidson has created a comprehensive summary comparing the issue of land ownership between Scotland and Norway.   ——————————- It is crystal clear what a large effect the ownership of land has had on the development of Norway. Why is it...
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“WHERE is the coward that would not dare to fight for such a land as Scotland?” – Sir Walter Scott. Regardless of your stance on a future independent Scotland, I believe that everyone must be as horrified as I have been this week by the antics of our MP for Dumfries, Galloway and Tweeddale, David Mundell, … Continue reading Mundell Power Grab – Letter to the editor
I was grateful for the words of Joan Rowley in last week’s letters about the hypocrisy of the UK government bombing Syria for their use of chemical weapons while simultaneously selling arms that are killing countless people in Yemen. I am also struck by the further hypocrisy of a government that is pushing a seemingly … Continue reading There is always money for war – letter to...
“ The Holocaust is used as a blunt instrument to silence the West” These words, spoken by a Jewish theologian at a conference on Israel and Palestine in Scotland thirty years ago, keep coming to mind. ‘Semite’, according to the Concise Oxford Dictionary means: “(Member) of any of the races supposed to be descended from … Continue reading “The Holocaust is used as a blunt...
Sir, In 2003 the artist Michael Franti wrote a song with the words: “You can bomb the world to pieces, but you cannot bomb it into peace” in response to the bombing of Iraq. How relevant these words are in the context of the world today. Whatever your readers think of the suspected chemical attack … Continue reading Syria – letter to the editor
Sir, David Attenborough once quoted an experience when he was filming Blue Planet II. He said,’ We’ve seen albatrosses come back with a belly full of food for their young. You think it’s going to be squid, but instead it’s plastic.’ On reflection, this seemed very distant to me. It was someone else’s problem. What … Continue reading Doing my bit for the environment -Letter to...
The next meeting of the ‘I Daniel Blake’ initiative has been planned for Tuesday April 11th at 7PM. The meeting will be held at (UPDATED) the Church of Scotland, Hall of Friendship, Leithen Road, Innerleithen. Add to calendar:  Read notes from last meeting Action points from follow up meeting.
We’re pleased to report that we had a great turn out for the community screening of I, Daniel Blake last Wednesday with around 70 attendees. The film raised a lot of issues and emotions. Viewers were asked to put any ideas about how our community can help people like Daniel Blake in our midst on … Continue reading I, Daniel Blake follow up meeting
Readers in Walkerburn and Innerleithen are reminded that there will be an opportunity to see a free community screening of “I, Daniel Blake”, the latest Ken Loach film, on Tuesday 21st February in St Ronan’s Primary School (Apologies for misprint on some posters/leaflets). Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7 o’clock start. Entry will be … Continue reading Letter for Peeblesshire News:...
Tweeddale Action Group is helping to organise a free screening of “I, Daniel Blake” (CERT 15). Where: St Ronan’s Primary School, Innerleithen When: Tuesday 21st February 2017 at 7PM (doors open at 6.30) Entry is free but please bring non perishable donations for the Peeblesshire Foodbank. Seating is limited so come in time to assure … Continue reading We are all...
Meeting minutes from meeting held 16 November 2016 can be found below. minute-from-tag-meeting-held-on-wednesday-16th-nov
“WHERE is the coward that would not dare to fight for such a land as Scotland?” – Sir Walter Scott. Regardless of your stance on a future independent Scotland, I believe that everyone must be as horrified as I have been this week by the antics of our MP for Dumfries, Galloway and Tweeddale, David Mundell, … Continue reading Mundell Power Grab – Letter to the editor
I was grateful for the words of Joan Rowley in last week’s letters about the hypocrisy of the UK government bombing Syria for their use of chemical weapons while simultaneously selling arms that are killing countless people in Yemen. I am also struck by the further hypocrisy of a government that is pushing a seemingly … Continue reading There is always money for war – letter to...
“ The Holocaust is used as a blunt instrument to silence the West” These words, spoken by a Jewish theologian at a conference on Israel and Palestine in Scotland thirty years ago, keep coming to mind. ‘Semite’, according to the Concise Oxford Dictionary means: “(Member) of any of the races supposed to be descended from … Continue reading “The Holocaust is used as a blunt...
Sir, In 2003 the artist Michael Franti wrote a song with the words: “You can bomb the world to pieces, but you cannot bomb it into peace” in response to the bombing of Iraq. How relevant these words are in the context of the world today. Whatever your readers think of the suspected chemical attack … Continue reading Syria – letter to the editor
Sir, David Attenborough once quoted an experience when he was filming Blue Planet II. He said,’ We’ve seen albatrosses come back with a belly full of food for their young. You think it’s going to be squid, but instead it’s plastic.’ On reflection, this seemed very distant to me. It was someone else’s problem. What … Continue reading Doing my bit for the environment
The next meeting of the ‘I Daniel Blake’ initiative has been planned for Tuesday April 11th at 7PM. The meeting will be held at the community centre at St. Ronan’s school in Innerleithen (in the coffee lounge).
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