For many years, the former Cross Keys pub in the Market Place lay empty and boarded up. It has now been purchased by Scottish Borders Council, and was leased to SRC to manage as a community asset.
Unfortunately, due to an extensive outbreak of dry rot, we have had to terminate our lease, so the Cross keys is no longer available to be used by community groups. We are currently looking for funding to enable us to provide a similar facility in another building in the town centre. This will take time to come to fruition, and we will report on developments in due course – probably later this year (2016).