Disabled and elderly access

Special Tweed boats

Since 2004, The Tweed Foundation, Tweed proprietors, the Wheelyboat Trust and many others have supported the development of the first ever bespoke UK fishing boat for the disabled and elderly for use on large salmon rivers. Now (and for the first time) anyone in a wheelchair or who is unsteady on their feet can fish for salmon on most beats of the main river from Galashiels down to Norham.

Disabled access to the River Tweed

'Tweedability' provides access to salmon fishing for disabled anglers on the River Tweed



You can find out more about how these boats operate, where they can go and how to book them by going to the Tweed Wheelyboat page on the new Wheelyboat booking site.

Please remember that if you have not used the Wheelyboat on your planned beat before, you should ring the Wheelyboat operator first to ensure that he can advise you on what is sensible for you and your particular disability (see contact details in next column).


Disabled access to the River Tweed





Suitable beats

The beats that can currently take the boat can be seen by going to our Salmon beats page. They are marked with an asterisk there, and clicking on the beat name will give you details of the beat and a further link will tell you how the Wheelyboat would operate there. You can also take any link to the beat's fishing availability or ring the beat's contact for more information

Wheelyboat Contact details:-

The Tweed Foundation
Drygrange
Melrose
TD6 9DJ

Tel: 01896 848271