Parishes of Upper Tweed
3 congregations working as one
The Guild

The Upper Tweeddale Guild is made up of members from the four parishes of Broughton, Skirling, Tweedsmuir and Stobo and Drumelzier.

The meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month at 2.30 pm in Broughton Village Hall from September through to March. This year's syllabus is as follows.
Wednesday 19th September
One journey, many roads
Rev Tony Foley
Wednesday 17th October
Joining the dots
Pete Cuthbertson
Wednesday 21st November
Seeking the Way
Rev Ann Purdie
Wednesday 19th December
Carols and Mince Pies
Wednesday 16th January
Seeking the Way
Dr Yvonne Foley
Wednesday 20th February
Seeking the way… in Lebanon
Rev Pamela Strachan
Friday 1st March
World Day of Prayer
Wednesday 20th March
AGM and Afternoon Tea

We have been very lucky over the last few years to have some very interesting and entertaining speakers. Last September we had Angela Davidson from TCAT (Transforming Care After Treatment) which is a group funded by MacMillan Cancer Support and the Health Board to assist people after their illnesses.

Last October we had a speaker from Street Pastors which is an amazing organisation of volunteers who go out in town centres at weekends to help the police and try to help people in distress mainly due to alcohol or drug misuse. This was of particular interest to our Guild as they were one of the Guild projects for the years 2015/18 and our Guild had sponsored them for two years. I do recommend that you look up this organisation and see the wonderful work that they do every weekend.

In November we had a speaker from Crossreach who spoke of their work done in prisons. Crossreach is a wing of the Church of Scotland and the largest social care organisation in the country.

Skirling Christmas Party
In December we “went away” to Skirling to join forces with Skirling village for a most enjoyable Christmas Party – including an alternative nativity!!

The January meeting succumbed to the weather as did the World Day of Prayer service, but in February we had Isobel Hunter giving a wonderful talk with pictures of the amazing trip she and her husband had to the Galapagos Islands.

The Annual General Meeting took the form of an informal afternoon tea.

There is usually a Guild trip in the Summer and this year we went to Houghton Hall near Carlisle. Houghton Hall is a garden centre but is also the host of the World in Miniature exhibition and they have a wonderful restaurant too.

The Guild held their third Beetle Drive and Pizza evening on Sunday 22nd April 2018 in Broughton Village Hall at 5pm. It was well attended and raised over £100 for guild funds but more importantly everyone had a great time.

Leadership Team
Team Leader: Dr. Fiona Burnett
Glenholm Cottage
01899 830408
Treasurer: Mr. John Burnett
Glenholm Cottage
01899 830303
The Team:
Mrs Marion Hewitson
Mrs Pat Middlemas
Mrs Anne Pat Shaw
Mrs Di Worthington
Many Guilds are regrettably closing down due to a lack of members but luckily we are bucking the trend and have some new members this year, perhaps due to the marvellous speakers we have had in the past – no pressure!

We invite anyone interested to attend and you will be extended a warm welcome. One does not need to come to every meeting but if you see something of interest on a certain date do come and join us.