Where to find us:
4 South Hermitage Street
NDCT Case Study by Community Land Scotland
A short summary of our achievements since we started in 2015. Looking back much has been accomplished, we are currently working hard on the next phase of community development on Holm Hill and look forward to sharing that with everyone as elements evolve.
“We are locked in our small parcel of land and want to create a better, more sustainable life for our grandchildren, owning land and assets enables us to do that” Chair, Greg Cuthbert
We could not have achieved all that we have without the support of our community and all our funding partners to whom we say thank you.
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If you live in the Newcastleton and Upper Liddesdale & Heritage District Council areas, you can become a member of NDCT.
It is free to join you must live within the boundary and be 16 or over to join.
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Economic Benefits; Generate wealth in the local community.
To tackle dereliction and decay, preserve and enhance our local environment.
Create environmentally sound solutions for local problems, providing leadership within the community through self-help activities and initiatives combating social problems.
Board of Directors
The current Board of Directors:
Greg Cuthbert, Chair
Born and bred here Greg lives in the heart of the village and is determined to see the community thrive. His true passion is to see the railway reinstated in his lifetime – to bring wealth north from the south. Greg is a committee member on the Campaign for Borders Rail and an active member of the Community Council and volunteers for the Resilience Group in times of crisis.
Steve is an active farmer, running a smallholding, a passionate horseman and a devoted family man. He lives in Liddesdale on the outskirts of the village and experiences life living even less ‘connected’ than the majority of us – R100 cannot come soon enough! An engineer by trade his clear thinking keeps us on the right path.
Barbara Elborn, Secretary lives on the outskirts of Newcastleton village with her husband and dogs. Passionate about the village and its people she plays an active role in the community; a member of the Newcastleton Business Forum, and Newcastleton & District Community Council. Barbara is secretary of the Newcastleton & District Community Trust.
Margaret Elliot of Redheugh, Vice Chair 29th Chief of Clan Elliot. Deputy Lieutenant of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale. Trustee of Boswell Trust, Sir Arthur Eliott Memorial Trust, Roxburghshire Landward Trust. Newcastleton & District Community Councillor. Vice President, Liddesdale Agricultural Society. Member of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs.
Scott Wilson lives in Copshaw Holm, the common name for Newcastleton village, and is passionate about ‘the Holm’, having lived here all his life. Scott is a member of the Newcastleton & District Community Council and a director of Newcastleton & District Community Trust.
Robert Leishman or Bert as he is known locally runs Border Autos located in the heart of the village and loves nothing better than tinkering under bonnets! His experience of running the garage with first-hand knowledge of the health and safety disciplines needed to manage a fuel site has been invaluable in helping establish the community fuel pumps.
Barry Patterson lives and works locally and is often found out on the hills – his day job is land management. He is our ‘go-to’ ask when we need advice on what to do with land parcels, forestry, and many other land-related issues. Barry is a passionate sportsman and is an active member of Newcastleton Golf Club as well as a committee member of Polysport.
Peter Irving, lives in the heart of the village with his wife Fiona. Peter is an active community volunteer often seen astride the grass cutter maintaining the greens and fairways at the golf club and community playing fields. He is an electrical engineer by trade and will play a valuable role in helping the trust make the right decisions about how to tackle decarbonisation.
We are happy to be contacted for further information or to answer any questions you may have: