Smailholm Village Hall
Smailholm Village Hall

Community Council


Floors, Makerstoun, Nenthorn and Smailholm (FMNS) Community Council covers this area of the Borders.  Not everyone understands what the Community Council does, so we hope the information below will help, and perhaps encourage you to get involved.


The Community Council acts as a channel between local people and Scottish Borders Council (SBC). One of the local SBC councillors usually attends our meetings and brings information and takes away problems we want raised.


We are also consulted by SBC directly on such things as planning, and by other public sector bodies such as NHS Borders, Scottish Water, and the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government has plans to increase the role of community councils.


The Community Council has a small annual budget mainly for its running costs but can make small grants to local groups where appropriate. SBC also have budgets for small schemes for improving local environments with things like roadside benches, noticeboards, step and path repairs, etc. Access to these funds is through the Community Council.


If you're interested and want to find out more, come to a Council meeting! Members of the public are very welcome to attend. These are held in Makerstoun or Smailholm Village Halls about every three months. Minutes of meetings and agendas with dates and locations are displayed on the local noticeboards. This website will contain details of forthcoming meetings, and will also provide access to agendas, minutes and other information, such as the community police report.



Current Members of the Community Council are:


Ian Topping, Nenthorn

Lynda Stark, Nenthorn

David Stark, Nenthorn

Heather Kerr, Nenthorn

Tony Kime, Nenthorn - Secretary

Kenneth Bone, Makerstoun - Treasurer

Andrew Carter, Makerstoun - Convenor

Lord Biddulph, Makerstoun

Lady Mary Biddulph, Makerstoun

Ian Malcolm, Smailholm

Jane Roberts, Smailholm

Veronica Ross, Smailholm - Vice Convenor


For further information contact


The Convener, Andrew Carter


Secretary, Tony Kime


Email (



The Community Council leaflet was delivered to all households in the area in early 2017.  This is also available through the link below.


Next Meeting and AGM have been postponed due to coronavirus in line with advice from SBC. 

The current office holders remain in place.



Agendas for all meetings will be available shortly before the meeting.       




Accidents on the double bend at the west end of Smailholm


The community council want to keep a record of all the accidents that happen at the double bend at the west end of Smailholm, so that we can convince the council that we need some kind of better warning. Many of the accidents don't get reported if there are no serious injuries and the police aren't called, so the figures the council have are much lower than the reality. So if you see any, can you let either Jane, Veronica, or Ian Malcolm know.


FMNS minutes Jan 14th 2020 (1).docx
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F.M.N.S - Police report November[...]
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FMNS minutes Sept 24th 2019.docx
Microsoft Word document [19.9 KB]
F.M.N.S - Police report September 2019.d[...]
Microsoft Word document [100.0 KB]
F.M.N.S - Police report August 2019.doc
Microsoft Word document [100.0 KB]
police report F.M.N.S - June 2019.doc
Microsoft Word document [100.0 KB]
FMNS AGM 2019.docx
Microsoft Word document [16.6 KB]
FMNS Meeting 23 April 2019.docx
Microsoft Word document [18.4 KB]
F.M.N.S - Police report April 2019.doc
Microsoft Word document [98.5 KB]
FMNS Minutes 15 Jan 2019 (1).docx
Microsoft Word document [14.8 KB]
FMNS minutes meeting June 2018.doc
Microsoft Word document [38.0 KB]
FMNS Community Council Leaflet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

We are located at:


Smailholm Village Hall




Contact us:

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:




or telephone 01573 460254



Or use the form on our Contact page.

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