Led by Tweed Forum and developed in collaboration with Scottish Borders Council, landowners and other partners, Destination Tweed features the creation of a 113-mile trail running from Moffat, past the source of the Tweed nearby and on to Berwick Upon Tweed where the river meets the sea.
his multi-faceted initiative, which will see an investment of around £23 million in the area, also includes a wide range of cultural, river and landscape enhancement projects. All will combine to deliver significant economic, environmental, educational and social benefits to a region whose traditional industries such as agriculture, salmon fishing and textiles are increasingly fragile.
Destination Tweed will be delivered in stages and once full funding is confirmed, Tweed Forum expects the project will take five years to complete.
Partners involved in the Destination Tweed project are Tweed Forum, Scottish Borders Council, Northumberland County Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council, South of Scotland Enterprise, Sustrans, SEPA, Southern Upland Partnership, Buglife, Borders Forest Trust, Tweedsmuir Community Company, VisitScotland, NatureScot and landowners along the river.