For the first time in over a decade, there will be somewhere to stop for food
and drink in Tweedsmuir. The historic Crook Inn was closed in 2006 and the
community have been battling to reopen it since then.
In 2022 the Wee Crook building was renovated, providing a space for community and private events.
This summer the Wee Crook will be opening regularly as a cafe for the first
time. From the 9th June, it will be open between 10 and 3 on Fridays,
Saturdays, and Sundays. Serving hot breakfast rolls, homemade soup and
scones, sandwiches, cakes and drinks. The hope is that this will provide a vital
social space for the community and a stopping spot for passing traffic.
Venture supported by Tweedsmuir Community Company
With support from Tweedsmuir Community Company, the charity which owns
the property on behalf of the community, this venture is being led by 21 year
old Tweedsmuir resident Hazel Mason. Having lived in the remote rural village
her whole life she has seen the collective efforts to open this space, but has
also been involved in the fundraising since she could hold a charity bucket.
Realising the potential of this space she decided that on her summer holidays
from university she would work to open the Wee Crook. With the support of
the community she hopes to provide a much needed social space to be enjoyed
by all and to also provide a summer job opportunity within walking distance to