About

Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 10.05.34The Berwickshire Civic Society is a charitable amenity group founded under the chairmanship of Earl Haig in the early 1970’s. It campaigns for the protection and enhancement of both the built and natural environment and has achieved many notable successes.

The Society’s volunteer Planning Adviser and Architect are consulted by the Scottish Borders Council on a rising number of planning applications each year, in excess of 130 in 2011. Members can seek advice from them on design, conservation and development matters.

Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 10.04.58We run the Keep Berwickshire Tidy Awards, which together with a number of other small campaigns, make a valuable contribution to Berwickshire life. The year 2011 saw the official launch of an exciting new discounted entry scheme for members into the principle Historic Houses of Berwickshire together with an ongoing programme of expansion.

Objectives of the Society

  • To promote and encourage the following objects by charitable means, but not otherwise:
  • To stimulate public interest in, and care for the beauty, history and character of the County of Berwickshire.
  • To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest.
  • To encourage high standards of architecture and town and country planning in Berwickshire and comment on plans of the Local Authority.

If you would like a copy of the constitution, please email  Secretary@berwickshirecivicsociety.org.

If you are interested in the county of Berwickshire and what we do, you may like to support the Society by becoming a member.

Annual subscriptions are due in by April 6th:

individual £12, joint £18 and business £20.

It’s easy to join, just download and complete this form BCS Membership Form

Berwickshire Civic Society is sponsored by Bruce Stevenson Risk Management, insurance specialists for listed and heritage properties, commercial and private.