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Berwickshire Branch
The Berwickshire Branch is based in Duns and runs groups in Coldstream and Kelso.
Judy Kay, Berwickshire Adult Co-ordinator
Susan Fleming,  Berwickshire Assistant
Judy has been a Co-ordinator since 2008 and in 2016 was joined by Kate, with Judy looking after the Adult Service and Kate managing the Youth side. As well as 1:1 friendships throughout Berwickshire and the Kelso area, there are friendship groups for all ages based in Coldstream and Kelso. A photoreport on the first Berwickshire Overnight Trip can be found here The youth groups meet fortnightly and have made several videos, most recently Interest Link Through The Ages, and Breaking Maths with BAFTA award-winning film producer Martin Smith. In early 2015, Judy and Kay Forrest ran a pilot for group of adults with multiple and profound learning disabilities in Duns, using Intensive Interaction techniques.  Evaluation Reports can be read here and here.  The Branch has also produced leaflets on activities in 6 Berwickshire towns:
The Berwickshire Branch have an annual expedition, and the most recent was to the Seabird Centre in North Berwick Photos from the Gangnam video
Contact details:   Platform One, Station Road, Duns, Berwickshire TD11 3HS 01361 883662 Judy Kay  07776 221843 judykay@interestlink.org.uk Kate Borthwick 07527699888 kateborthwick@interestlink.org.uk  Susan Fleming  01361 883662 susanfleming@interestlink.org.uk
Kate Borthwick, Berwickshire Children and Young People Co-ordinator