Life in the village of Whitsome, Scottish Borders

WEG at 30

WEG@30 Anniversary Celebration 2023

2023 was an important year for Whitsome Enhancement Group as we celebrated our 30th Anniversary. A number of events took place with friends and members, past and present .

Coffee Morning

The first event was a coffee morning held on Saturday 18 February 2023.

WEG Coffee Morning – 18 February 2023

Afternoon Tea Celebration!

Our main celebration on 22 April was to invite WEG members past and present and friends of WEG to an afternoon tea party. This was a great opportunity for people to meet up and share memories over a buffet and a glass of bubbly. There was a display board in the Hall showing how WEG had progressed over the past 30 years.

WEG afternoon tea party – 22 April 2023


WEG Group Photograph with cake!


The cake itself

The cake was made specially for the occasion. The wild flowers, butterflies, ladybirds and bees represent the Loaning and the lights and festoons around the cake reflect the work of the Group when we put up the Christmas Lights display in the Village.

Former WEG Members Ian Jarvie and Rickie Walthew cut the cake, that was enjoyed by all!

Cutting the Cake!

The famous Plant Sale!

Thanks to everyone who came to support the Plant Sale in June 2023

Happy customers reviewing the plants on offer

The amazing team who ran the kitchen!

Serving Bacon Rolls, Sausage Rolls, Cakes and Scones – all set up and awaiting customers!


And the table, laden with goodies.

Cake and scones for everyone!

New, this year, the Bee Keepers Information and Activity stand proved popular!

Busy Bees ready to explain all


A worker helped by the Queen Bee


Visit to Anton’s Hill – 14 July, 2023

The group were invited to Anton’s Hill Gardens in Leitholm. Set in 1.5 acres there is a beautiful walled garden, pond, an orchard with 205 varieties of apple, pear and plum, a vegetable area and a railway track.


By the wall


Exploring the garden


Horticultural discussions


Relaxing in the Sitooterie!!!!


It was a really enjoyable day with good company and cake!!!

A great opportunity to share our work, events and information with people across the village and beyond! A big thank you to everyone who’s supported us and here’s to the next 30 years!