Following Government advise we will be closing Tweeddale Museum from close of play on 20 March 2020 due to COVID-19. Please keep an eye on our social media page for updates and announcements. Desire Paths: Paintings by Brita Granström and Mick Manning Desire Paths Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost. Desire paths may be made by wild animals or humans. They may climb mountains, hop fences and meander among woods or sand dunes. On the simplest level, a desire path is that shortcut (we all know one) that sometimes feels instinctively better than the ribbon of tarmac the planners put in the wrong place. Salmon follow their own underwater desire paths as they migrate up the Tweed using their sense of smell; in fact the Tweed Valley itself is the result of a stubborn Pleistocene glacier scraping a path to the sea. To sky-travellers such as peregrines or geese the winding Tweed is an ancient form of ‘sat-nav’. In this exhibition, artists Brita Granström and Mick Manning interpret themes of wild nature and the right to roam in individual paintings that reflect the landscape and showcase the wildlife of the Tweed Valley.