The Borders Model Boat Club welcomes all modellers, though our main interest is in boat modelling.

Here you will find Technical Help Downloads on Page 2,
and Membership Information on Page 3.

 How to Contact Us

For further Information contact the Club Secretary:

About Us

The Borders Model Boat Club is based in the Scottish Borders and welcomes all modellers, though our main interest is in boat modelling.  Members come from all walks of life, with main interests in model boats, model engineering, model aircraft, model railways, model vehicle and static display models.

Club members usually meet to sail boats on the first and third Sundays of the month throughout the year, (weather permitting) on Gunknowe Loch in Tweedbank, meeting at 12.30 in Herges Restaurant for some refreshment before sailing on the Loch at about 1.00pm, although dates are sometimes varied to take into account other happenings in the Borders area.

We have evening meetings each month, from October to June, usually on the last Tuesday of the month, when we have speakers talking about a variety of topics of interest to model builders.

Club Sailing Dates on Gunknowe Loch

Subject to Weather Conditions, Please Check the Weather Forecast Link

On the following dates, a member of the Club Committee will be present, and a Club Boat will be available for member's use.

5th November, 19th November, 2nd December, 16th December

Members are reminded that they may sail on any Sunday within the permitted area on Gunknowe Loch if they wish to do so.

2017-18 Winter Evening Programme

The winter evening meetings will be held at 7pm in the Upstairs Meeting Room of St Boswells Village Hall.  This is located on Jenny Moore's Road, near the junction with Main Street. The Postcode is TD6 0AT.

                                                           Speaker                             Topic

Tuesday, 28th November 2017             Gib Duthie                  Constructing Model Boat Hulls

Tuesday, 19th December 2017                                                 "Bring a Model Night"

Tuesday, 30th January 2018

Tuesday, 27thFebruary 2018                                                      00 Gauge Model Railways

Tuesday 27th March 2018                                                           AGM  and Club Competitions

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Tuesday 29th May 2018


The winter programme for 2017-18 is still being prepared. Please contact a committee member if you have suggestions for topics to be covered.

Gunknowe Loch


Permission has been given by the Borders Regional Council for Club Members to sail on Sundays at the Southern end of the Loch, which is located in Tweedbank Public Park.

Please note that IC engined models and fast electric models are not permitted on the loch.

Weather permitting, we usually meet on the 1st and third Sundays of the month at about 12.30 for a cup of tea in Herges Restaurant at the Northern end of the loch , then  at  the pondside about 1pm.  (The Club Sailing Dates are listed above.) Members of other Model Boat Clubs are invited to join us.

There is a car park adjacent to the loch in Tweedbank Drive close to where we sail.

Use the Post Code TD1 3RP on Sat-Navs to locate the Loch, which is about 10 minutes walk from  Tweedbank Railway Station.

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 Members Models

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Site last updated 1st November 2017.

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