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Sep 20, 2013
The third edition of Historic Houses of Berwickshire is ready to order for Christmas. Please email Fiona@wills-art.com if you would like to order a copy or two, at £35 each, plus £5 postage and packing.
Sep 3, 2013
IN THE LAST WEEK OF AUGUST  we  have had three decisions from Reporters at the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals that have refused wind farms and all are relevant to the Society's stance in Berwickshire.
Nov 8, 2012

At the AGM on Tuesday 6th November it was announced that Brigid, Lady McEwen was to be the new president of the Society. 

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Berwickshire Civic Society

Registered Charity No. SC004171

The Berwickshire Civic Society (BCS) exists to promote interest in and care for the Berwickshire area. The Society encourages the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest. The Society also encourages high standards of architecture and comments on plans of the Local Authority and others.

The Society was amongst the first civic societies to be formed and is affiliated to the Scottish Civic Trust. It is one of about one hundred similar local societies around Scotland.

The Berwickshire Civic Society is a charitable amenity group founded under the chairmanship of Earl Haig in the early 1970’s. It campaigns for the protection and enhancement of both the built and natural environment and has achieved many notable successes.

The Society’s volunteer Planning Adviser and Architect are consulted by the Scottish Borders Council on a rising number of planning applications each year, in excess of 130 in 2011. Members can seek advice from them on design, conservation and development matters.

BCS runs the Keep Berwickshire Tidy Awards, which together with a number of other small campaigns, make a valuable contribution to Berwickshire life. The year 2011 saw the official launch of an exciting new discounted entry scheme for members into the principle Historic Houses of Berwickshire together with an ongoing programme of expansion.

Objectives of the Society

The objects of the Berwickshire Civic Society are to promote and encourage the following objects by charitable means, but not otherwise:

  • To stimulate public interest in, and care for the beauty, history and character of the County of Berwickshire.

  • To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest.

  • To encourage high standards of architecture and town and country planning in Berwickshire and comment on plans of the Local Authority.

For a copy of the full Constitution please contact the Secretary, Judy Torrance.

Berwickshire Civic Society is sponsored by Bruce Stevenson Risk Management, insurance specialists for listed and heritage properties, commercial and private.

 

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