Visitors from Dumfries and Galloway’s “Muckle Toon” – Langholm – were in Eyemouth on Monday this week to find out more about Berwickshire social enterprise Re-Tweed.
Representatives from The Langholm Initiative heard about Re-Tweed’s successes, and the lessons it has learned, from its founder and director Hazel Smith.
Judith Johnson and Jason Railton from the Initiative work together on the employability, training and enterprise project ‘Building a Future for Eskdale’. And they are currently investigating the potential to build a project based around the rich textile history in Langholm.
They were joined in their visit to Eyemouth by Katrine Eagleson, Kate Lacey, Lesley Shepperson, Eileann Bloomer and Keith McCord.
Jason said: “It was great to meet Hazel and her team and see the important work they deliver in Eyemouth. It gave us some fascinating food for thought that will feed into our own development.
“There is a lot that we can learn from each other and we’re hoping to build a partnership that lasts.”
The Langholm Initiative was formed in 1994 to improve the business, social and physical environment of Langholm and the surrounding areas
Photo: The visitors from Langholm with Re-Tweed founder Hazel Smith (fourth from left).