What’s on


Table Tennis, Smith Memorial Hall, 6.30pm – 8pm.

The table tennis club runs in the village hall on Monday evenings. 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 join to play just turn up, or contact the organiser, Chris Gant for more information: Chrisgant2@btinternet.com 01896 822683.


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

Walks last around one hour.
Join the Darnick Walk It group. Walk It 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 Walk It group is one of the few that meets weekly.  Walk includes a free refreshment.
For more information contact Brian Barry on brianne.barry@btinternet.com 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 agneswaldie@gmail.com or Isa on isabellascott@aol.com.

T ‘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 September, October, November, December, January, February, March and April of each year. If you are interested in coming but are a bit shy to come on your own, contact Susie who will arrange for someone to come with you.
susie.andrews@btopenworld.com   07976 092156


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

Darnick Parent & Toddler groupJoin 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.  Contact Laura Murray, lauramaggiemurray@gmail.com, 07904164671

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

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


Bridge Club, Smith Memorial Hall, 2pm – 5pm

A bridge club is run in the village hall through the winter months on Thursday afternoons. For more information contact Morag & Donald Swanson, donaldandmorag@gmail.com, 01896 823787.

Couthie Neighbours, Darnick Village Hall, 7.30pm (last Thursday)

Couthie: Agreeable, sociable, friendly, (Dictionaries of the Scots Language)

A chance to meet the neighbours and hear what they’ve been up to, or about something of local interest.  Topics have ranged from long distance walking and bagging Munros, to local wildlife, poetry and history. The meetings generally start at 7.30pm, last Thursday of the month. All welcome. Free entry but donations towards the village defibrillator are welcome. Keep an eye on noticeboards and Facebook for the meeting dates.


Rolling Hills Folk Club

Rolling Hills Folk Club, Smith Memorial Hall & online

Everyone is welcome to the friendly Rolling Hills Folk Club which meets in person in the Smith Memorial Hall and also online via Zoom.  For details of events and how to get involved  follow them on Facebook or email Rolling.hills1@btinternet.com.


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

Community GardenVolunteers are always needed to help with the Community 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.

Sukie’s Scones, Darnick Village Hall, 10am – 1pm (last Saturday)

A pop-up shop and cafe where you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and home-made scones, or a soup lunch, for a donation (£4 suggested), plus you can purchase scones, shortbread, biscuits, cakes, quiche, jams & jellies, chutneys, honey and Bill’s freshly baked bread.
All proceeds go to Opportunities Zambia, which support programs that provide real opportunities to people in Zambia, from feeding children to building classrooms to teaching women to sew. For more information see the website: Opportunities Zambia.