How to Contact Us
For further Information contact the Club Secretary:
The Borders Model Boat Club is based in the Scoittish Borders and welcomes all modellers, though our main interest is in boat modelling. Members come from all walks of life, and range in age from 8 to late 80's, 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. The meetings are at 7.00pm in St Boswells Village Hall.
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.
2nd April, 23rd April, 7th May,
(Date changed owing to clash with Easter Day)
Members are reminded that they may sail on any Sunday within the permitted area on Gunknowe Loch if they wish to do so.
Winter Evening Programme
The winter evening meetings will be held 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.
Tuesday 25th April --- George Hartnup "Building Models - About Materials and Tools"
Tuesday 30th May ---
21st May Kelso Show (The Club usually has a Display Stand)
27th May Tweedbank Fair
(Contact Eddie if you have a model to display)
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.
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 in Herges Restaurant at the Northern end of the loch at about 12.30 for a cup of tea, 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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Site last updated 28th March 2017.