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Connecting people and the river...

The Tweed Foundation offers a variety of different educational activities aimed at engaging and enthusing people of all ages with the River Tweed. Our educational programme consists of five separate strands – our schools initiative “Go Wild For Fish”, our angling initiative “TweedStart”, visiting shows and events, getting you involved with our work through citizen science, and Tweed TV.

Go Wild For Fish

Our “Go Wild For Fish” initiative started in 2019 and encompasses all of the work we carry out with schools throughout the Tweed catchment. We offer both short sessions and longer projects in which participating classes will learn about the River Tweed and the animals and plants living in it.
We offer sessions for different age groups and all of our lesson plans fit in with both the Scottish and English curriculums.


TweedStart is our angling initiative aimed at getting people throughout the Tweed catchment fishing. It places particular emphasis on youth development, encouraging school children to take an interest in the ecology and nature of the River and making them aware of the importance of sustaining a healthy river system for angling.

By offering both school-based sessions and TweedStart days - in which participants get an introduction to fishing with the help of fully qualified angling instructor Eoin Fairgrieve – TweedStart provides a great opportunity for people to get into fishing.

Shows + Events

Throughout the year, we take part in a number of different shows and events across the Tweed catchment, engaging people of all ages with our work on the River.
Shows and events that we have previously taken part in include the Border Union Show, Glendale Show, the Hirsel Estate day (run by the Royal Highland Education Trust), Bang Goes the Borders and others.

Tweed TV

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