Welcome to Mumsnet Local for The Scottish Borders, somewhere to connect with other mums in our area and a friendly place to find out all the useful local stuff you need to know when raising a family.
From Eyemouth to Hawick, Coldstream to Peebles, we intend to provide families with a one stop info shop for What's On, toddler groups, parks, leisure, sports, festivals and activities (and anything else we can think of - I'm personally thinking of local spas and artisan chocolate shops..)
It's a huge geographical rural area and it can be isolating raising a young family, so hopefully we can throw a lifeline by the way of our page.
So, who am I? I'm a mother of four children aged 2, 4, 8 and 11. I went to school in Kelso and grew up in the village of Stichill, we currently live in Jedburgh. I joined my first parenting forum in 2003 - in 2010 a friend I met through that site became Godmother to my youngest boy, so I've no doubts about the strength and positivity to come from a supportive online environment.
I'm looking forward to us creating our own wee online and offline community, supporting each other, sharing information and hopefully having a laugh or two along the way.