Appeal for information

Between early hours Sunday morning (15th December) and Monday  morning (16th) about 14 cars belonging to Cockburnspath garage or their customers, were damaged.  The police are involved and treating it as vandalism/ malicious mischief.  It was only garage cars that were targeted, not neighbours.
If anyone has any information about this distressing and appalling crime, please inform Police Scotland on 101.




The Parish of Dunglass is looking to pay someone to deliver a newsletter to every house in the parish throughout Cockburnspath, Innerwick and Oldhamstocks, including all the remote farms. It is envisaged that there will be three newsletters a year in March, September and November, being delivered to just over 700 homes. It is likely to take about two full days to deliver all the newsletters.

If you are interested please contact Alex Nightingale on



Cockburnspath and Cove Community Council wish to secure the services of an experienced Community Development Worker to lead community engagement within this small and fairly fragile community in Berwickshire.  Our aim is to develop a community action plan, leading to tangible projects and activities which support social cohesion and common good.

Cockburnspath and Cove are “on the edge” of the map in terms of services and facilities.  As such, creating a dynamic, inclusive and cohesive society brings its own set of particular challenges.  Experience of working within such an environment is therefore essential, as is familiarity with community development principles.  Familiarity with the Planning for Real process is desirable.

The post will initially be for 10 months, on a freelance basis only.  10 hrs /week are available at a pro rata salary of £27500.   Hours will be worked flexibly, to facilitate engagement with harder to reach groups, and ensure their inclusion in this important process for our community.

Role profile and further details are available from and applications are invited in the form of a CV and covering letter by 5pm on 26th September 2019.  Applications should all be electronic.

Community dev worker role profile


Update on Changes to 253 Bus Route

Changes to the 253 timetable  mean that if you want to travel by bus to Coldingham, you will now need to catch the 253 service to Eyemouth and await a connection (service 235) from Eyemouth to Coldingham and vice versa to return as the 253 no longer stops at Coldingham. This was discussed at length at a meeting with John Lamont MP, Community Councils of Coldingham, Cockburnspath and St. Abbs.

The more people who use the services the better the chance of retaining them. Unfortunately  it’s a use it or lose it situation.


Citizen’s Advice Bureau – Volunteers required

Roxburgh & Berwickshire Citizens Advice Bureau offers a unique opportunity for interested people to become volunteers.  We offer quality training on a whole range of subjects that will help you help others in the community.  The work is rewarding and satisfying plus you get full support and the chance to be part of a team.  We are currently recruiting volunteers to become generalist advisers in the Eyemouth office, so if you have 6h/p/w to spare and want to a new challenge then please get in touch with Annette on 018907 50500.
Alternatively if you have less spare time on your hands but still want to help we are always looking for people to join our board of directors.  Whether you are an experienced chair or treasurer we would love to hear from you.  You can email with your note of interest and Fiona will get in touch.

CAB vol poster

We want your photos!

What is Cockburnspath & Cove to you? We are looking for your beautiful, stunning photos to showcase across our new website. If you have pictures you can send to us, we will publish them across our website.

We want to showcase the area in its natural beauty – the place, culture and community. Please send them to the Cockburnspath & Cove Facebook page privately. They must be your own and not subject to copyright. If people feature in your pictures, please ensure they have approved the photos to be shared.