NVCT is a Charity registered with the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) – Charity Number SC052042
Newstead Village Community Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee  and formed for the benefit of our community. You can read more about our aims here:

Enhance the quality of life for those visiting and living in Newstead

Nurture a connected, thriving, and resilient community

Advance community development and citizenship

Improve recreational facilities and activities

Ensure Newstead is an all-inclusive, equitable and welcoming village 

Preserve and raise awareness of Newstead’s unique heritage and history

Safeguard Newstead’s natural environment, wildlife and promote sustainable development 

Develop a shared community vision delivered in partnership with our members and other stakeholders 

Facilitate the acquisition and management of community land for the benefit of the village 

Raise, invest, and distribute funds to benefit the greatest number of residents

You can discover more about our village here:

Set in a location of outstanding beauty, Newstead lies beneath the Eildon Hills on the banks of the River Tweed, about 40 miles north of the Border and 40 miles south of Edinburgh – it is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited village in Scotland and attracts a great many visitors the year round.

The village is located within the Eildon and Leaderfoot National Scenic Area, one of only forty such designated areas in Scotland.

It is home to the site of one of the most important Roman fortified sites in Britain, Trimontium;

From 1136 it was home to the stonemasons building Melrose Abbey many of whom have left their ‘marks’ around the village;

Boasts a large collection of sundials from the 16th century;

The Leaderfoot Viaduct, opened by Queen Victoria on 16th November 1863 to carry the new railway over the River Tweed is sited on the eastern edge of the village parallel to the Drygrange road bridge built between 1776 and 1780;

The village is on a National Cycle Route.