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Borders Hills

Borders centre

V1P Borders opened on 24th June 2016 providing veterans services throughout the Borders.

Our team consists of veterans peer support workers, clinicians, therapists and administration team.

We provide:

  • Information and signposting
  • Understanding and listening
  • Support and social networking
  • Health and well-being

We provide ex-forces personnel, families and carers with services and support to address whatever issues may be concerning you. Our aim is to know what call to make on how to support you in addressing any issues or concerns you have relating to your past service and your transition from the Armed Forces.

The Hive
Low Buckholmside
Borders Drop-in Centre
Borders NHS

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Please note, anything you send or say to us is held in strictest confidence. We never disclose or hand out any information to any third parties.

Support we offer

Drop In Afternoons: 13:00 to 17:00 hours every Wednesday. Coffee, tea and free wifi available and access to computers for CV writing, job searching, and housing applications.

Evening Drop In meals one Wednesday per month from 17:00 to 19:00. The next evening meal is the Christmas meal: Wednesday 6 December. If you are interested in coming along give us a call on 01896 668551 to book your place, all are welcome

Looking to the New Year the first drop-in will be 10th Jan 2018 

Appointments with Peer Support Worker available Monday to Thursday.


Volunteers Wanted in the Borders

V1P Borders are asking for volunteer befrienders to offer assistance to veterans in the Scottish Borders.  Volunteers must be military veterans able to give a minimum of two days a month for a minimum of six months.  Travel expenses will be paid and PVG checks will be carried out.

If interested, please contact us.


Meet the team

Psychologist :  Dr Deirdre Buckley Clinical Lead

Psychologist :  Dr Lesley Walker Clinical Lead (Maternity Cover)

Peer Support :  Andy Smith 

Volunteer Befriender :  Eddie Taylor

Volunteer Befriender :  Matt Deaming

Volunteer Befriender :  John Johnston

Volunteer Befriender :  Pat Booth

Volunteer Befriender :  Sarah Black