We are working with the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust to consult the local community of Peebles and Tweeddale about the future vision for the Chambers Institution in Peebles.

The Chambers Institution is a much loved building which been serving the community of Tweeddale since it was established by William Chambers, one of the founders of the famous publishing house, in 1859.

Based on your input, we will review how the building serves the community’s needs currently and make recommendations to allow the building to continue to be at the heart of community life so that more of the Tweeddale community can enjoy and benefit from it every day.

The Scottish Historic Buildings Trust is a charity that saves threatened historic buildings and adapts them for viable new uses in support of local communities.

We have carefully considered the responses the public have already submitted to the consultation and these have lead us to propose a tentative vision for the building in the 21st century:
•             To be at the heart of community life in Peebles,
•             To retain its valued public service role.

Many respondents have also made detailed suggestions about changes and improvements that you want to see at the Chambers Institution.

Seven key ideas for the building in the future are noted below (prefixed by letters A-G) and we’d like your comments on these, plus any other ideas for the building.

7 ideas