Connecting Threads is the cultural strand of the landscape-scale initiative Destination Tweed. Led by the Tweed Forum and supported by the Southern Uplands Partnership, Destination Tweed aims to celebrate, protect and enhance the environment and culture of the river Tweed from beyond the source to the sea.
A new long-distance trail along the river will form the spine of Destination Tweed, linking environmental conservation initiatives, community archaeology projects, sustainable tourism infrastructure and an education programme. Connecting Threads weaves cultural activity through the Destination Tweed project. Working in partnership with local communities and cultural, environmental, and educational organisations, we are delivering a five-year cultural programme shaped by the river’s habitats and heritage.
Through an evolving offering of creative activities, workshops, residencies, seasonal celebrations and river conferences (in, on and around the river) we invite people to make a deeper connection to the river and to each other.
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Image: Canoeing with the WaterOrgan, a kinetic sound installation by artist Mark Zygadlo, Paxton House, August 2023.