Saturday, 21 July 2018

Osprey Cam at Caerlaverock

Ospreys, Hawks, Birds, Flying, Flapping

Here is the link to view the Osprey Cam. at Caerlaverock. At the moment there are 3 birds on the nest. One adult with darker plumage, 2 babies with dappled plumage.Above is a picture of birds on a platform nest.
Osprey Cam
Note they have been ringed.

Save water advice


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Good afternoon,

Following on from my previous email, I wanted to provide you with an update on our activities to ensure we keep the water flowing throughout this prolonged dry period.

As you will hopefully be aware, we launched a campaign urging customers across Scotland to use water wisely. A few weeks ago, some of our plants were producing 30% more water and across Scotland we were producing an additional 140 million litres per day due to increased usage. Whilst these record levels have recently reduced, we are still experiencing high demand in some parts.

We are closely monitoring a number of areas across the country and we have taken the opportunity to send postcards to customers in these priority areas to urge people to use water wisely.

Some of the areas we have targeted are in certain parts of the Western Isles, North East, the Highlands and some areas of Dumfries and Galloway.

While some areas of the country have experienced a small amount of rain recently, our treatment works and reservoirs are still dealing with a sustained dry period as well as increased demand from customers. Your continued assistance in helping to urge customers to reduce their water usage over the coming weeks is appreciated.

By taking small and simple measures, customers can help to ensure we can continue to supply water to homes and businesses.

Simple steps customers can take to use water efficiently include:

  • Using a bucket of water instead of a hose to wash your car or only washing windscreens and headlights and brake lights
  • Using a watering can instead of a hose to water gardens and plants
  • Taking a shower instead of a bath and making it a short shower
  • Only using washing machines or dishwashers fully loaded
  • Turning off the tap when brushing teeth and shaving

Please could help us by sharing these messages on your social media channels and in the local community.



By working together we can keep the water cycle flowing during this warm weather.

Kind regards

Adam Warner
Corporate Affairs Officer

Scottish Water – www.scottishwater.co.uk
Trusted to serve Scotland


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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Please note the following road closures

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Various road closures due in the area in the next week for road repairs.

Location
C2n Between Kirkton and The Nick (C4n)
Reason
The following works are proposed on or near the road. To facilitate carriageway surface dressing.
Alternative Routes
As signposted on site.
Emergency access will be available if required.
Pedestrian Access
Pedestrian access will be maintained
Timing of Closure
19/07/2018 to 24/07/2018
1 day between 19th July and 24th July 2018
Newlands Loop
Location
U22n between C11n and U23n.
Reason
The following works are proposed on or near the road. To facilitate carriageway surface dressing.
Alternative Routes
As signposted on site.
Emergency access will be available if required.
Pedestrian Access
Pedestrian access will be maintained
Timing of Closure
20/07/2018 to 25/07/2018
1 day between 20th July and 25th July 2018








Broomdykes
Location
U24n between C3n and C4n.
Reason
The following works are proposed on or near the road. To facilitate carriageway surface dressing.
Alternative Routes
As signposted on site.
Emergency access will be available if required.
Pedestrian Access
Pedestrian access will be maintained
Timing of Closure
20/07/2018 to 25/07/2018
1 day between 20th July and 25th July 2018
Carzield
Location
U17n Full length
Reason
The following works are proposed on or near the road. To facilitate carriageway surface dressing.
Alternative Routes
As signposted on site.
Emergency access will be available if required.
Pedestrian Access
Pedestrian access will be maintained
Timing of Closure
20/07/2018 to 25/07/2018
1 day between 20th July and 25th July 2018




Location Kirkton Store / Lochbank
U19n between C4n and C11n.
Reason
The following works are proposed on or near the road. To facilitate carriageway surface dressing.
Alternative Routes
As signposted on site.
Emergency access will be available if required.
Pedestrian Access
Pedestrian access will be maintained
Timing of Closure
20/07/2018 to 25/07/2018
1 day between 20th July and 25th July 2018


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Invitation from the people of Dalswinton


Summer Solstice Celebration
Join us for an informal 30 minute service to celebrate the summer solstice in the Dalswinton Barony church at 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June.
Then take the woodland path to Dalswinton village hall for a magnificent hog roast.
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Licensed bar, tea, coffee and soft drinks.
If the weather is kind we will be outside on the lawn in front of the hall so please park in the field beside the hall.

Everyone welcome to one or both events.



Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Kirkmahoe Church Recording Book Handover Sunday 3rd June 2018


In Kirkmahoe Church from 11.30am on Sunday 3rd June there will be a
handover of a unique bound version of Kirkmahoe Church Recording. Morag, John Williams and Victor Smith from our community have been part of a group of six people for 3 years recording every aspect of the interior  of the church in detail. There will be an opportunity to see what has been achieved. Copyright is held by NADFAS, the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts, recently changed to The Arts Society.
Refreshments are served after the service.

Morag Williams, Group Leader.