Events at Caddonfoot Hall

The Great Polish Map of Scotland
Friday 21st October at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm
A talk by Jim Barton.
Why was a scale model map of Scotland built in the grounds of a Borders hotel?
What is its connection to WW2? Where does Poland come in?
As one of the restoration group, Jim Barton will explain how the map was rediscovered and restored.
Entry £3 to include refreshments.

Wojtek, The Bear Who Went To War
Friday 2nd December at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm
A BBC DVD will be shown and Aileen Orr will invite questions following its showing.
Aileen previously spoke at the hall about her book Wojtek and her connection to the bear.
A collection of pre-loved/new Teddy Bears to be sent to Poland for Ukrainian child refugees will be made on the night.
A large new designer Teddy Bear will also be raffled in aid of her charity.
Entry £3 to include refreshments.
Any Teddy Bear that needs a new loving home will be welcome.


Preparations are well under way for the celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The celebrations will start with a muster for the Fancy Dress Parade at 12.45 pm on Saturday 4 June 2022 outside the Hotel. There will be 3 prizes: for best homemade costume for pre-school, primary, and groups.

Andrew and Heather at Clovenfords Hotel are going to do a BBQ from 12.30 (time to be confirmed).

Thanks to the SBC Jubilee Fund, we have hired 5 games which will be free for everyone. The coaches from the Mini Maroons are organising an obstacle course and there will be a tombola and raffle. There will be a craft stall where crowns and shields can be made as well as a prize for the best decorated cake – one for over 12s and one for under 12s.

Please hand in any tombola prizes at the Hotel before Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Between 4 and 5 pm, the Duck Race will take place at the playing fields on Caddonfoot Road. A programme and duck form will be put through your door shortly so please complete your duck form and put in the box at the Hotel, together with your money (£1 per duck), by Friday 27 May 2022. Alternatively, the forms can be handed in to Mrs Davie at Clovenfords Primary School, via the pupils.

Doors open at 7.30 pm for a Ceilidh to be held at the Village Hall. Numbers are limited, so please get your tickets in advance by contacting the Hall Treasurer: or 07515797629

As ever, the success of these events depends on volunteers as well as attendees so any help given is greatly appreciated. If you can spare an hour, either to set up, during the event, or clear away, please contact Sheila Turnbull on 07484868213 or by email:

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations


SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2022 from 1 pm

Clovenfords & District Community Council is organising an event to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to include local community groups.  The Summer Fair, this year only, will be held on 4 June, in conjunction with the School, Village Hall, Church, Toddlers and the Hotel.

Plans are at an early stage but please note the date – further information will be posted as soon as they are formalised.  If you would like to help on the day, please contact the Community Council on

Board Games March 2022

An afternoon of Board Games at the Clovenfords Pub – Monday 14th March 1-3pm.

If you enjoy playing board games, why not come along? If it provespop ular, we can make it a monthly meeting. Chess, Backgammon, Rummikub, Mancala – bring along your favourite board game, or try something new.

Contact if you are interested, or just pop in and say hello, all are welcome.

Community defibrillator in action

A story from a recent use of one of the community defibrillators, shared with permission. These are located outside the Clovenfords Hotel next to the bus stop, and outside Caddonfoot Hall, and are available for use 24/7.

“Last week, my mum suddenly became very ill on her return home to Clovenfords. At the request of the 999 operator, we had to go and fetch the defibrillator from the pub to be used if necessary. My son sprinted to the pub and back to collect the defibrillator. I am pleased to say that we didn’t need to use it but knowing it was there was a big comfort to myself and my mum. My mum is now home and well. But I would like to say that the defibrillator is there to be used and people shouldn’t be afraid to use one. A great asset to a great community. Thank you.”

More information

Carol Singing 2021

Carol Singing

Outside Clovenfords Hotel

Monday 20 December 2021

7 pm

The annual carol singing will go ahead, with a few adjustments due to the current Covid restrictions.  Attendees are requested, wherever possible, to take a lateral flow test before attending but please do not attend if you have or are showing any symptoms of Covid.

This will be an outdoor event whatever the weather. A covering will be arranged so that the musicians can still play but all attendees are requested to bring their own umbrella, if needed.

Attendees will be invited to collect a song sheet from the boxes provided and are requested to return them to the box at the end of the event.Mulled wine/hot chocolate/mince pies will still be served but this will be outside using takeaway cups.  Please put all rubbish in the bins provided.

Attendees are asked to social distance as much as possible.Santa will still be attending and youngest children will be invited to approach him first.Song sheets and presents will have been self isolating for 48 hours!!

Whilst we regret having to outline the requirements to  hold the event, it is done so that we can try and make it as enjoyable as possible, given the current circumstances.  Having said all that, we hope you come along and enjoy the evening.

Clovenfords & District Community Council