Coldstream camping considered

The Tweed and Leet Green at Coldstream are both prone to flooding
The Tweed and Leet Green at Coldstream are both prone to flooding

Discussions are currently on-going between a party interested in re-opening a caravan park on Coldstream’s Tweed Green and possibly Leet Green, and Scottish Borders Council.

Councillor Donald Moffat told Coldstream & District Community Council about the discussions adding: “It’s more likely to be next season.”

The site would be serviced by a mobile toilet block, as used elsewhere, due to the area’s propensity for flooding.

The Tweed Green caravan park failed to achieve VisitScotland grading in 2000, after which a temporary on-site toilet and electrical hook-ups were provided.

In 2004, however, the area was covered in two metres of flood water, and the damaged electrical supply had to be disconnected for safety reasons.

The following year the caravan park was only opened for a few days during Coldstream Civic Week when Coldstream Community Council took on a temporary lease.

In 2006 Scottish Borders Council took the decision to close it and sell off the toilet block in nearby Abbey Road.

Since then the site has continued to open during Civic Week, and more recently over the town’s Parade of Colours weekend in June.