Membership of Tweeddale U3A

U3A defines the “third age” as coming after the “first age” of personal education and training; and the “second age” of work and responsibility. It is the time when we can consider doing all the things we would have liked to do – but never had the time. Membership of Tweeddale U3A is open to people who are no longer in full-time employment.

Tweeddale U3A meets all the year around. Open meetings are held at 2.00 pm in the St Joseph's Neighbourhood Centre, Rosetta Road, Peebles on the second Tuesday of every month.

Members receive a regular twice-yearly newsletter by email. A certain number of paper copies are also available at Open Meetings.

The membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August. Membership costs £13.50 a year which allows access to all groups. Some ask for modest additional fees to cover the cost of materials. Members who join on or after 1st March pay a reduced rate of £8.50 to cover the rest of the year.

Download and print an application form in PDF format. You'll find full details on the form about how to pay and where to send your completed form.

Download a Word version of the form if you would prefer to submit the form online. Please note that Word documents may not display consistently when printed out, since its appearance will depend on how Word is set up on your own computer. If you wish to print the document out on paper, you should use the PDF version.

If you have no regular access to the internet and would like a paper application form, either telephone the Membership Secretary on 01721 720557, or write to the Chairperson, Tweeddale U3A, The Bridge, School Brae, Peebles, EH45 9DX.

If you have any further questions about the application process or about subscription payments, send an email to Membership Enquiries via the Contact form - click on the Contacts button at the top of the page..

Membership Fees

Full annual membership subscription rate for those joining between 1st September 2017 and 28th February 2018: £13.50

Half-yearly rate for those joining from 1st March 2018: £8.50

Each includes a flat rate annual capitation fee of £3.50 to our national body, the Third Age Trust.

Associate membership: if you are a fully paid up member of another U3A, you may join as an associate member for the reduced subscription rate of £10.00 (between 1st September 2017 and 28th February 2018) or £3.25 (from 1st March 2018). You will need to supply proof of your current full membership.

Similarly, if you wish to join a group organised by another U3A, you will be required to join that U3A as well, as an associate member. You can find out more about neighbouring U3As on the U3A in Scotland website|