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Eyes Down for a Full House! - Bingo Night in the Village Hall

A huge thankyou to NVCT Director, Meri Taylor for organising a fantastic BINGO evening in the Village Hall on 20th Jan. The event was sold out and around 40 people, young and old, joined together for a fun and entertaining evening. There were some impressive picnics brought along by some attendees and the 'rookie' Bingo Caller got everyone into the spirit, encouraging chants of 'check that card, check that card'. 

Prizes were donated by local businesses and individuals and were much appreciated by the lucky winners. A special thankyou to Joshua for sharing his birthday cake with us all and a big thankyou to the army of helpers on the night too!

Feedback from the evening was really positive and there were requests for similar future events so this may well become a regular feature of the NVCT calendar!

Posted on 2.2.24

Golden Eagle Project Presentation

A huge thankyou to Philip Munro for a fascinating presentation about the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project which took place in the Village Hall on 15th October. 

The event was attended by 33 people from Newstead and beyond. 

And thankyou to Ross Laurie for updating us all on the Village Green Bioblitz and encouraging us all to take part in this fascinating Citizen Science Project. 

Posted on 23.10.23

Newstead Traffic Survey

Updated on 21.12.23


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🚗🚕🚛🚐 Calling all Newstead pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and horse riders! Share your thoughts on traffic in the village via a quick survey. SBC have agreed to add an additional digital speed sign, similar to the one on Dean Road. Let's capture your feedback to determine the best location

📣 Your voice will help influence where SBC locates the new sign! Take the survey to help shape road safety measures in our village. Please help spread the word and encourage others to resident and visitors to participate. Survey open until September 3rd, 2023.

Thank you.

Picnic on the Green

Posted on 27.06.23

Picnic on the Green

The rain held off for our Picnic on the Green on 25th June (Isobel was right when she said "if we put up the gazebos it won't rain"!) 

It was a great opportunity to celebrate bringing the Green into community ownership, catch up with one another and to get to know a few new faces in the Village.

Thankyou to all who attended and to the team who worked hard to rake the grass, dispose of the cuttings and set up on the day. 


The lucky winner of the original painting by Shona Lenaghan was Val Miller.  

Second prize of a signed copy went to Jan Barwick.

Third prize of an Edinburgh map print, kindly donated by The Picture Framer, 1 Lawyers Brae, Galashiels, went to Eileen Johnson.

Thanks to the Gallery, Melrose and Butterfly, Melrose for helping us to sell tickets.

A special thanks to Shona Lenaghan for giving up her time to draw the raffle.