Destination Tweed - Peebles - Gytes Leisure Centre to Fotheringham Bridge

Closes 28 Jun 2024

Opened 25 May 2024

Overview

The Destination Tweed Project is led by Tweed Forum and developed in collaboration with multiple partners. Scottish Borders Council (SBC) are leading on delivering the River Tweed Trail element which is looking to create an attractive and accessible route along the length of the River Tweed, from source to sea, for walkers and cyclists of all ages and abilities.  The route, largely off-road, will allow both tourists and locals to explore and enjoy the wider area as well as the heritage of the River Tweed.

This survey is considering an east-west link through Peebles connecting an accessible active travel path between Fotheringham Bridge and the Gytes Leisure Centre. There are two principal route options; one that follows the northern riverside path and one that follows the southern riverside path. 

Why your views matter

Both route options have significant engineering and environmental challenges and SBC are seeking the publics view to feedback into the feasibility report. We are seeking the publics opinion on the preferred route option, the path specification and potential opportunities for further placemaking and route enhancement. 

Give us your views

Events

  • Public Consultation Event

    From 28 May 2024 at 14:00 to 28 May 2024 at 19:00

    We would like to invite you to an information session to learn more about proposed active travel
    routes through Peebles alongside the River Tweed. The preferred route will form part of the River
    Tweed Trail a new long distance source to sea path from Moffat to Berwick-upon-Tweed – more
    information on Destination Tweed can be found at https://tweedforum.org/our-work/projects/ destination-tweed/
    The aim of the session will be to gain feedback on proposed options North and South of the River
    Tweed.

    When: Tuesday 28th May 2024 2.00pm -7.00pm.
    Where: Go Tweed Valley, Peebles High Street, Peebles, EH45 8AG
    Who: You will be able to speak to project staff from Scottish Borders Council and
    the Tweed Forum.

Areas

  • Tweeddale - Innerleithen
  • Tweeddale - Peebles
  • Tweeddale - Rural
  • Tweeddale - Walkerburn
  • Tweeddale - West Linton

Audiences

  • Carers
  • Children and Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Councillors
  • Elected Members
  • Employees
  • Homeless people
  • Jobseekers
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Low income households
  • Men
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Older people
  • Parents/carers
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/education staff
  • Visitors
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Businesses
  • Developers/investors
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Education institutions
  • External councils
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Licence holders
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/Utilities
  • Taxi Licence holders
  • Transport groups
  • Catering businesses
  • Community councils
  • Community group
  • Sports group
  • Third Sector
  • Voluntary Sector
  • All staff

Interests

  • Transport
  • Natural heritage/open space
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • Community councils
  • Common Good
  • Community Planning Partnerships
  • Community Safety
  • Businesses