Build a rustic gate workshop. 17th March


Saturday 17th March, 10am to 3pm Corehead Farm. Part of our rural skills workshops, join us at Corehead Farm to help build a rustic wooden gate, which will form a new access point to our community orchard. The workshop will be led by Simon, an experienced green woodworker. You will learn a variety of woodwork skills and contribute to our …

Farming with Nature. 15th Feb 2018


Another Greener Melrose talk coming up, this time by our former Site Officer and current BFT Trustee Lynn Cassells and her partner. Not to be missed! Thursday 15th February in the Ormiston Institute, Melrose at 7.30 pm. Lynn and Sandra have taken on a croft high up in the Cairngorms, which they are managing close to nature. They will be …

T&G Planting Weekend 28-29th April 2018


Help us plant native trees at the Trust’s newest site for ecological restoration. Meet at Talla Linnfoot on Saturday 28th (or Sunday 29th April) at 9.30am. Grid Ref NT134202, on the unclassified road between Cappercleuch (A708) and Tweedsmuir (A701). Volunteers are welcome on either or both days. We will use the bothy at Gameshope for cooking and sleeping, and camping …

Carrifran High Camp 14th-15th April 2018


Enjoy stunning scenery? Passionate about our natural environment? Like planting trees? Enjoy camping and fit for hill walking? Then the 2018 Carrifran High Camp is for you. And if you can’t camp this year, perhaps you could come just for one of the days – you’d be equally welcome. Andy Wilson, BFT Site Officer, will lead the camp, with support …

Tree planting Weekend. 4th-5th November 2017


Come along to help on our third tree planting weekend at Talla & Gameshope this November. We will be based around the bothy in Gameshope and will be planting a variety of trees as well as doing some maintenance tasks on site. You are welcome to come for either of the days or camp over night with the group. For …

AGM, 2nd August 2017

BFT Events, Featured

Announcing the TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Borders Forest Trust. The meeting will be held at The Buccleuch Arms Hotel, St Boswells on Wednesday 2nd August at 6.30pm. The first 45 minutes of the meeting will be the AGM business, then we move on to coffees and our guest speaker. Both members and visitors are most welcome. We …

Summer Pruning – 18th July 2017


Summer Pruning workshop at Corehead Farm Community Orchard. 2pm Tuesday 18th July. Join orchard expert Jools Cox to learn the ins and outs of summer pruning of apple trees in our young orchard. Free of charge, donations welcome. To book please email