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Berwick-upon-Tweed is celebrating 900 years of history … and everyone’s invited!

OUR FISHING STORY

“Our Fishing Story” in July celebrated Berwick’s salmon-netting and sea-fishing heritage centred around the traditional Crowning of the Salmon Queen and Tweedmouth Feast.  THE PROGRAMME

“Salmon Shiels and Silver Darlings” complements historical information about Berwick’s sea-fishing and salmon-netting heritage with art and crafts pieces that showcased the wealth of talent and craftsmanship in Berwick and the surrounding area, in local schools and in community groups. The exhibition was open to the public, free of charge from Tuesday 14th July to Saturday 25th July and shared the Watchtower Gallery space with Berwick Art Club’s Annual Summer Show.  

On Wednesday 15th July, the historic herring drifter “Reaper” brought the Tweedmouth Salmon Queen, Lauren Dixon and Eyemouth Herring Queen, Ailsa Landels to Berwick Quayside.  Reaper was moored at Berwick Quayside throughout the Mouth of the Tweed Festival and the Tweedmouth Feast and the crew welcomed aboard almost 1,500 visitors during her visit.

The 3rd Mouth of the Tweed Festival took place on the Quayside on Thursday 16th July and featured more than a dozen producers’ stands and street food stalls offering the best food and drink produced within a 16 mile radius of Berwick-upon-Tweed.  Local musicians from the Small hall band and Heads on the Block provided the entertainment and admission is free of charge.

The Crowning of the 2015 Salmon Queen, Shannon Blackhall  took place in Queen’s Gardens, West End, Tweedmouth at 7pm on Thursday 16th July.  

Eight decorated floats took part in the Tweedmouth Feast Carnival Parade on Sunday 19th July.

On Saturday 19th and Sunday 19th July, a community dance performance entitled “Tidal” and choreographed by Chloe Smith was staged on the promenade and beach at Spittal Beach.  |The performance involved local people of all ages and abilities and was watched by a large crowd on each day.

Visiti of ‘Reaper’ and Mouth of the Tweed Festival

Thursday 16th July

“Salmon Shiels and Silver Darlings”

Tuesday 14th to Saturday 25th July

Crowning of Tweedmouth Salmon Queen & Tweedmouth Feasrt Carnival Floats Parade

Thursday 16th July & Sunday 19th July

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“Tidal”

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July

Our Fishing Story - Visit of ‘Reaper’, Mouth of the Tweed Festival, Tweedmouth Feast and Salmon Queen Crowning