Welcome to the website of the community of Peebles – informing the visitor of where to go and what to see, and providing an information board and debating chamber (“village pump”) for local residents and the town’s many voluntary organisations.
This site is a not-for-profit site - there are no ads and no plugs for businesses. If you want to know where to stay or where to eat, a simple browser search will direct you to a wide range of other information sources. More generic sources can be accessed through our links page.
The site is run and maintained by the Peebles Community Trust, a community owned organisation committed to “a sustainable Peebles – strengthening and improving the community’s physical, economic, social and cultural infrastructure”.
The site serves two prime purposes:
- An outward looking element for visitors and residents alike, providing information on the town and its history, a diary of events, a calendar of the town’s many festivals and shows, and useful information on where to go and what to see;
- An inward looking element focused on keeping local residents up to date on current issues and plans, providing a sounding board for debates and concerns, and highlighting the work of the Royal Burgh of Peebles and District Community Council, the Peebles Community Trust, and the town’s many local voluntary organisations.
The site also provides a repository of useful documents and archive material.
Access to most of the material on the site is open to all. To post comments and engage in debates you will need to register personal contact details. You are also offered the opportunity to subscribe to the Community Trust; membership is a token £1 per year, and allows you to elect the Board of Trustees and determine the priorities and activities of the Trust.