Latest News

News...           We are pleased to say the Santa's Grotto event held by the ladies looking to develop the Sandstell Fishing Shiel into a Cafe and Bunkhouse was a great success. For more info and pictures please visit and like their Facebook page here.

The latest edition of our Newsletter can be found on this link.

Following on from last year’s success, Spittal Improvement Trust is inviting kids to enter the 2016 ‘LET’S HAVE FUN & TALK RUBBISH’ competition.

It is free to enter and entries will be judged in age related categories on creativity, originality and expression of anti litter in the following categories:
• write & perform a song / rap
• write and design an informative leaflet / booklet
• write a story
• design a poster with a slogan
• enter a quiz
• colour in a picture
• make something out of litter/recycled
• your own idea to stop people littering

This competition is intended for youngsters of any ability including those with a learning disability. To reflect this, some entries may be judged separately with extra prizes and certificates. Entries are not restricted to the Berwick area, in fact we would be pleased accept entries from both sides of the Border. However, all entries must be received by midnight 6th June 2016.

Trophies will be awarded to schools/clubs as well as individual prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category, and lots of certificates. Short listed finalists will be invited with their families and teachers to the Award Ceremony & Tea which will be held at 3pm on Saturday July 9th 2016 in Spittal.

In 2015, 660 youngsters took part, the eldest was 18, and the youngest 18 months. The School Trophy was won by Broomlands Primary, Kelso, the Club Trophy by Spittal Scouts. The competition is sponsored by local businesses and by public donations.

Donated prizes included family days out at local attractions. Should wish to donate a prize or sponsor the competition, please contact Raine as follows. See our web site for full details, www.spittalisgreat.co.uk, or alternatively phone Raine Doelberg on 01289 298369. Good luck to all those taking part

We'd like to wish good luck to some new businesses that have opened recently in the village.

- Also Northern Edge Coffee who are based in the Meantime Workshops on North Greenwich Road next to Nixon's Yard. Boasting of being the most Northerly coffee roastery in England they produce high quality coffee using ethically sourced green beans. For more information visit their website via this link and they are also on Facebook and Twitter.

Northern Edge Coffee

- Some of you may be interested to know there is a brewery in the village also. Bear Claw Brewery is also situated in the Meantime Workshops and the first Wednesday of every month are open to sample and purchase their various wares. More information can be found on the their website or Facebook page.

Bear Claw Brewery

You can find more news from our latest bi-monthly newsletter here.


The dolphins have made a return visit off the beach and river mouth again this year causing much excitement to those lucky enough to have caught a glimpse of them. Here is some great footage from last year just off the cliffs.

- Some of you may also be aware that a lot of work has gone into resurrecting the Spittal Rovers Football Club which went defunct in 2006. They recently held a launch night at the Jubilee Club and have been actively recruiting players for the new season. To keep up to date with the latest news and upcoming fixtures visit the Facebook page here. A website is also currently under construction.

Spittal Rovers

Thank you for visiting our site, we hope it has encouraged you to get involved with the Spittal Improvement Trust and to participate in local community events. Please consider donating to help improve Spittal for all and 'Like' us on Facebook to keep up to date.



Click to go to our Facebook page