What’s on


Table Tennis club, Smith Memorial Hall, 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

The cost is £4 for the evening and tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits are included, although some people bring their own sports drinks. New players are always welcome. If you wish to play just turn up, or call the organiser, Chris Gant on 01896 822683 for more information.


‘Walk It Darnick’, Community Garden, Tower Road, 10am.

Walks last around one hour.
Join the Darnick Walkit group. Walkit aims to help people become more active by attending low level, led and friendly social walks. AND IT’S FREE! These walks are supported by Paths for All and the NHS and are run in conjunction with the Darnick Community Woodland. They have six trained walk leaders although usually only two or three attend any one walk. The Darnick Walkit group is one of the few that meets weekly.  Walk includes a free refreshment.
For more information phone Thelma on 823027 or e-mail walkit@scotborders.gov.uk

U3A Craft group, Smith Memorial Hall 10am – 12 noon, first & third Tuesdays

The Craft Group, part of The Three Brethren U 3 A, meets twice a month, on the first & third Tuesdays. The main purpose of the group is to share craft skills and give the opportunity to learn new skills. The group’s present activities include knitting, quilting and crochet and sometimes we do a group project. It is a very friendly social group with lots of blethers. If you are interested then come along.  Contact Agnes on scott@teallach47.freeserve.co.uk or Isa on isabellascott@aol.com.

Tea n Chat, Smith Memorial Hall, 10.30am – 12 noon, last Tuesday

T N Chat logoAll villagers are welcome to join the T’n Chat in the hall on the last Tuesday of January, February, March and April 2019. If you are interested in coming but are a bit shy to come on your own, please call Kate Houston on 01896 822425, who will arrange for someone to come with you. Any further information can be obtained from Kate Houston at 01896822425 or Isabel Allan at 01896822174.


Darnick Parent & Toddler groupDarnick Parent & Toddler Group, Smith Memorial Hall, 10-11.30am (term time)

Join us and make new friends. Every Wednesday during term time. All pre-school (birth—5 years) welcome. Weekly charge of £1.50 (adult & 1st child), 50p for each additional child. This provides tea for adult and snacks for children.

Beginners bridge, Smith Memorial Hall, 2pm – 5pm

Contact Val Fairbairn – Valerie.fairbairn@yahoo.co.uk

Melrose Pipe Band, Smith Memorial Hall, rehearses at 7.30pm

Pipe band contact, Donald Swanson – donaldswanson@btinternet.com


Zumba, Smith Memorial Hall, 9.30am

A mood busting, fun workout that leaves you wanting more! Run by Fit Borders, Denise Carmichael, contact 07974 525021, or email  denise@fitborders.co.uk

G-EXG-Ex, Smith Memorial Hall, 10.45am

A 45 minute gentle exercise class aimed for those wishing to start, enhance or maintain their fitness, health & wellbeing. All welcome. Run by Fit Borders, Denise Carmichael, contact 07974 525021, or email  denise@fitborders.co.uk


Darnick Bridge Club which meets every Thursday afternoon (1.30pm) from September to April (excluding holiday periods).


Pilates, Smith Memorial Hall, 9.30am

Advanced level class run by Wendy Maguire. Contact Wendy on 07747432418, or email maguire.pilates@gmail.com. Further information is also available on Wendy’s website.

Rolling Hills Folk Club, Smith Memorial Hall, 8pm (first & third Fridays)Rolling Hills Folk Club

Everyone is welcome to the Rolling Hills Folk Club, which meets every two weeks on the first and third Fridays of the month.  There is a mix of guest mights, with internationally acclaimed performers, or non-guest nights, when the club welcomes singers and instrumentalists of varied genres who would like to perform in a friendly place but also like an appreciative audience, i.e. no pressure to do anything!

For a full listing of upcoming performers, see the folk club’s website, or follow them on Facebook.


Community Garden

Community Garden

Gardening, Community Garden, Tower Road, 10am (last Saturday of the month)

Volunteers are always needed to help with the Commuity Garden. If you would like to help just turn up at 10am with some basic hand tools and gloves. You will be made very welcome. The next workday is Saturday 30th September.