Community Groups

The village of St Abbs is lively, vibrate and safe place, this is due to the strong community of people who live there.  The village has a number of different community groups who are all working to towards the same goal to ensure that the village and its people have a sustainable future.

St Abbs Community Trust / Community Council

St Abbs Community Trust is working to make St Abbs a sustainable community. Over the last 10 years the trust has achieved a great deal, including:

  • Buying the old School from Scottish Borders Council, and obtaining the funding to turn the building into a state of the art community centre. Work begins in November 2011 and the centre will reopen in May 2012.
  • Ensured the future of our community Putting Green. By getting the whole community involved in running the green and building a new shed and buying new equipment.
  • Worked in partnership with the St Abbs Marine Station, the Harbour Trust and the community to bring about a £1.2 million redevelopment of the Vennel. The St Abbs Marine Station will do cutting edge research in the water of our voluntary marine reserve.
  • And took forward several different initiatives to make St Abbs a better place.

 Click here to visit the St Abbs Community Trust Website

St Abbs Harbour Trust

St. Abbs Harbour Trust responsible for maintaining and managing the harbour for the good of the community. The harbour at St. Abbs is the centre of activity in the village, with a large number of local people relying on the harbour for their employment. The harbour is used daily by fishermen, charter boats and pleasure craft.

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St Abbs Lifeboat

The St. Abbs lifeboat station was founded after the tragic loss of nineteen lives on the S.S. Alfred Erlandsen on 17th October 1907. The current lifeboat is an Atlantic 75 called the "Dorothy and Catherine Barr II" and is crewed by both men and women from our community. Every year on the last weekend of July the community comes together to hold a Gala Day with the money raised going to support our lifeboat. This year we rose over £5000, a record amount for the RNLI by a community of our size.

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St Abbs Rowing Club

The St Abbs Coastal Rowing Association was formed with the aim of building then racing a St Ayles Skiff against other coastal communities around Scotland. Our aiming is to get local people out on the sea rowing - just for fun and to lose those extra pounds..

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