Flowing feast for the senses along the River Tweed

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Well Road Productions are taking their latest creation, Tale O’ Tweed, on a tour of the eponymous river, starting on April 17 at Ednam House Hotel in Kelso.

Featuring stunning film and images, poetry, narration and music specially composed by local musician Ian Lowthian, Tale O’ Tweed promises to be a feast for the senses.

Well Road Productions is a registered charity whose aim is to promote understanding, appreciation and engagement with the culture and history, not only of the Borders, but of Scotland as a whole. This latest venture, which has the financial backing of the Heritage Lottery Fund, tells the rich and varied story of the river.

Charlie Robertson, one of the team of three enthusiasts behind Well Road, explains that the story of the river, with its beautiful scenery, excellent fishing and the rich history of the textile industry, is one that deserves to be better known.

However, he is keen to stress that Tale O’ Tweed is not a lecture, or a slideshow: it is a multi-media experience that seeks to engage with its audience on an aesthetic and emotional level, as well as an intellectual one.

“We want people to be entertained,” says Charlie.

The Tweed has inspired musicians, poets and craftspeople, among others, for generations.

The organisers hope to give their audience a flavour of this.

Tale O’ Tweed received a positive response when it was premiered at Well Road’s home ground of Eckford.

Due to popular demand, the Well Road team of Charlie, Norrie Fraser and Bruce Kinloch have already added some extra dates to the planned tour, which will take in various venues along the route of the Tweed, including Ednam House (April 17), Broughton Village Hall (April 18) and Eastgate Theatre in Peebles (April 24). For more details contact info@wellroadproductions.org.uk