Tweedsmuir Community Company

Charity registered in Scotland SC013564

TCC is a local charity that has been set up to support the local residents to enhance their community. The Community have bought the Crook Inn, a historic pub, first licenced in the 1700s, and are currently renovating the buildings to create a community hub. This will provide recreation, leisure, social space, gardening, meeting rooms, destination for visitors and recreation opportunities. We are also creating an eco museum and website linked to the rich heritage of our community, that will allow everyone to explore the museum, and visit local landmarks and interest sites to enhance their understanding of Tweedsmuir. The Eco museum will be a store of the heritage of Tweedsmuir, from the ancient past to the modern day, and protect these stories, photographs, drawings and videos for the future.


Current opportunities

Taking a wide range of information relating to Tweedsmuir, that is in various forms (files, photographs, video) and inputting it into a custom-made Database. This database stores all the material for Tweedsmuir Eco Museum. This role will allow the opportunity to gain new skills and gain confidence in using technology. Role Description : Tweedsmuir Community Company has developed a database to store all the heritage from our community from ancient times to present day. This database allows files, photographs, video and music files to be stored and saved for the future. The materials within the database will be accessible to everyone, through the Eco museum that will be located on the website. We require volunteers to load material that we have collected onto the database and apply the relevant categories to the contents. Skills/Experience Required: Candidates will require a reasonable internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer, and have email and internet browser (Chrome is preferred) Candidates will need to be computer literate, and have good reading and writing skills. They would need to be conscientious and have experience of using word processing packages. Full training will be given on how to use the database, and support will be available.

This role is a research-based opportunity to discover heritage materials to be stored within the Tweedmuir Eco Museum. It will be an opportunity to investigate some of the fascinating history of Scotland that has connections to Tweedsmuir, and uncover some of the characters that have played a part in the community of Tweedsmuir. This role will require research online and in other heritage archives to locate new information about the heritage of Tweedmuir. We have already identified various themes that need to be explored, and there are opportunities for individuals to explore their own particular area of interest. There is also the opportunity to interview local residents and collect stories and stories to be included within the database. The database has the functionality to store the recordings of the interviews. Skills & Experience required: Candidates will require a reasonable internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer, and have email and internet browser (Chrome is preferred) Candidates will need to be computer literate, and have good reading and writing skills. They would need to be conscientious and have experience of using word processing packages. Candidates would benefit from having some historical knowledge, particularly relating to Scottish Borders History. Experience of online research would be an advantage. Skills in referencing materials. People keen to be involved in interviewing would need to have good personal skills, and an engaging manner. Full training will be given on how to use the database, and support will be available.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to write short stories to be used on the “Discover Tweedsmuir” website, helping to preserve and promote the areas’ history and heritage. Role Description : This role involves researching various events and accounts associated with Tweedsmuir’s history and distilling these into short, engaging stories. These stories will be used on the new “Discover Tweedsmuir” website to provide locals, the wider community and visitors with information on the history, and heritage of Tweedsmuir. These stories will sit within descriptions for local walks to enhance the experience for walkers. They will also be used to give people a flavour of our heritage, encourage people to visit Tweedsmuir, or to explore further using the Eco museum. Much of the information required to write these stories will already be stored within the Heritage database, but candidates may need to do further research. A number of key stories and events have already been identified, but there is scope for candidates to explore topics that particularly interest them, and discuss new ideas within the group. Skills/Experience Required: Candidates will require a reasonable internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer, and have email and internet browser (Chrome is preferred) Candidates will need to be computer literate with experience of using word processing packages. They will have an interest in reading, give attention to detail and be able to write clearly and concisely way. An interest in local history and heritage is essential and some knowledge of Scottish Borders History would be advantageous. Full training will be given on how to use the database, and support will be available, including working in small groups.

This role involves editing and proof-reading documents and files within Tweedsmuir Heritage Database. It would be an interesting role for anyone interested in Scottish History, as there is a lot of interesting documents and information stored on our database. Role Description : This role involves checking and editing the materials stored within the heritage database. It will require a structured approach to proof reading and correcting text within documents. It will also require some simple typesetting procedures to allow the information to be easier to read and understand. Skills/Experience Required: Candidates will require a reasonable internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer, and have email and internet browser (Chrome is preferred) Candidates will need to be computer literate, and have good reading and writing skills. They would need to be conscientious and have experience of using word processing packages. Candidates would benefit from having some proof reading or copywriting skills Full training will be given on how to use the database, and support will be available.