“Salmon Shiels and Silver Darlings” complements historical information about Berwick’s sea-fishing and salmon-netting heritage with art and crafts pieces that showcase the wealth of talent and craftsmanship in Berwick and the surrounding area, in local schools and in community groups. The exhibition is open to the public, free of charge, from Tuesday 14th July until Saturday 25th July (11am-4pm daily) and will be sharing the Watchtower Gallery space with Berwick Art Club’s Annual Summer Show.
On Wednesday 15th July, the historic herring drifter “Reaper” will bring the Tweedmouth Salmon Queen and Eyemouth Herring Queen to Berwick Quayside. The boat will be moored at the Quayside to welcome the public aboard from 15th to 19th July.
The 3rd Mouth of the Tweed Festival of local Food and Drink takes place on the Quayside on Thursday 16th July (11am-4pm), and features 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 provide the entertainment and admission is free of charge.
The traditional Crowning of the Salmon Queen takes place in West End, Tweedmouth at 7pm on Thursday 16th July, the Tweedmouth Feast Carnival procession sets off at 2pm on Sunday 19th July and a community dance performance entitled “Tidal” will be staged at Spittal Beach on 18th and 19th July.