Lottery cash for Crook Inn

CAMPAIGNERS saving the historic Crook Inn at Tweedsmuir have been given nearly £10,000 from Awards for All.

The Lottery boost of £9,666 is for a community needs study into Tweedsmuir and the upper Tweed area.

Tweedsmuir Community Company (TCC) chairman Duncan Davidson said: “We are delighted. Although this is not a grant for the urgent campaign to purchase the Crook Inn in 2012, it will be a great contribution to designing the facilities to meet local needs and to making the project sustainable in the long term”.

The study will look at work, social isolation, local services, business, tourism, the importance of local heritage, housing, and the potential of the Crook Inn for helping in these areas.

Mr Davidson said the survey results will be used in a feasibility study for facilities at the Crook. Questionnaires will be delivered soon and TCC is hoping for good returns.