BAVS Autumn Programme 2019

BAVS supports the development of the third sector in Berwickshire. Our programme is for volunteers, staff and trustees from third sector organisations. Although priority is given to the third sector in Berwickshire, we welcome participants from outwith the county and from other sectors.

You can book on any of the events below by clicking on the title and following the link to our Eventbrite booking system.

You can also download the full programme here.

All events will be held at Berwickshire Housing Association, 55 Newtown Street, Duns, TD11 3AU unless otherwise stated.


Butty Blether – Ayton Community Hall

Thursday 14th November 2019, 10am – 12 noon

Free event

Our regular informal get together held in different village halls across Berwickshire. Come along, network,have a butty and catch up with friends, new and old.

Speaker to be confirmed


Berwickshire Federation of Village Halls AGM

Saturday 25th January 2020, 9:30am – 12 noon

Free event

As well as general business we will have a talk on the future funding of village halls across the Borders.  Abundant Borders will give a talk about how village halls can set up community gardens and promote healthy eating through cooking lessons and community lunches.

Vision 4 Eyemouth

Monday 27th January, 4 – 6pm

Free event

Vision for Eyemouth gathering is an open public meeting, anyone is welcome to share work and ideas. The format of the meeting is informal. There will be tea, cake and an opportunity to hear what people are doing in the area. The session will provide opportunities to network and share ideas.
This event is free.

Tailored Governance Training for Trustees

We can provide tailored training to new and existing boards. Training can be adapted to meet the learning needs of your board. We are happy to travel to you and can deliver weekend or evening training.

This training could include:

  • Becoming a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO)
  • Roles and responsibilities of being a Trustee
  • Measuring social impact
  • Committee skills, eg, running effective meetings, minute taking, chairing skills.

For more information and an initial discussion, please contact Jenny Haines on 01361 883137 or e-mail