Friday 30 September 2022

Regional Action Climate Hubs

 Regional Action Climate Hubs


Please see email below and attached F.A.Q. on the latest activity and some more info re Community Climate Action Hubs, including that the new Dumfries and Galloway Regional Network Coordinator has been appointed. His name is Steven Clark and his email is

Please share with any group involved in community capacity building / climate activity that you think may be interested.

Apologies for any cross-posting.

Many thanks,



Katy Ewing, Project Officer

The Southern Uplands Partnership

Studio 1, Hillhead Mill, Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries, DG2 8LA

Registered Office: Studio 2, Lindean Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3PE

Mobile: 07909 212288     Email:  Website:

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Kirkton Hall AGM

 Notice of the AGM of Kirkton Village Hall on October 5th. (See attached poster).

After the great shut down of the pandemic time, it is very heartening to note all the regular groups re-starting in the hall this September. But concerns still hover in the air (energy costs fare an example).  If you have any thoughts or concerns you would like to air- or would just like to meet the committee and hear what is going on - we would be delighted to see you at the meeting.
Best wishes
David Muir




Kirkmahoe Parish Hall Committee

to be held at

Kirkton Village Hall


October 5th Wednesday at 7:30pm

Agenda to include:

  • Welcome and introduction by the Hall Trustees

  • 2021 AGM Minutes

  • Chairman's Report for 202021

  • Secretary/ Treasurer's Report: Accounts 2021

  • Voting for New Committee for 2022 of up to eleven

  • Election of Committee Officers (Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary & Treasurer)

  • Any other business

Public Meeting – Open to All

Nominations for committee members and any proposals for hall activities welcome.

Thursday 22 September 2022

Grapevine Articles wanted

 We are starting to prepare another edition of Grapevine to be delivered towards the end of October. Please send any articles, advertisements, photos etc to me by Sunday 9th October at  

Please also add details of meetings and events between now and April next year. If you are no longer the correct contact for your group, please pass this request to the right person.

If you have been involved in one of the very successful events run at Easter and for the Jubilee, please could you send a write up with photos. If you’re planning another event, this would be a good place to ask for volunteers and expressions of interest.

And if there’s something you do or a group you’re part of and think other Kirkmahoe residents might be interested in, please send me some information and I’ll fit in what I can. Choirs, book groups, fitness classes, etc.

Looking forward to being inundated, 


Wednesday 14 September 2022

Saturday 10 September 2022

Arrangements relating to the death of Queen Elizabeth II

 Note our nearest book of condolence is at DGC Customer Service Centre, Lochthorn, Locharbriggs, Dumfries, DG1 1UF

Dear Community Council,


We thought it would be helpful to give you an update in an email about arrangements relating to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our Council’s website contains useful information Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Dumfries and Galloway Council (


Books of Condolence - The Council website gives details of the various venues, mostly Customer Service Centres, where Books of Condolence are available for signing, complementing the Palace online Book of Condolence.  Please note that should there be anyone who can’t contribute in either of these ways, please let us know and we will make alternative arrangements.  Your assistance in making this known to people in your area would be appreciated.


Donations, tributes and Gardens of Remembrance – supporting the Queen’s charities and organisations of which she was Patron is encouraged, and the link to find these details is also on the website. However, should people wish to lay flowers and other tributes that is of course respected. A small number of Gardens of Remembrance are being promoted, places where there is space and a reflective environment, and any other locations where flowers are laid will be kept tidy. Your support and assistance with this, complementing the Community Assets team in your area, would also be appreciated. If there’s significant volume that means any walkways are affected please just let us know by contacting so we can relocate any tributes if required.  Hopefully of course, the tributes can remain where people have chosen to lay them. They will be collected after the funeral, with photographs being taken beforehand for our archive.   Senior Elected Members and Lord Lieutenants, Vice and Deputies will be laying small wreaths at various locations, mainly Gardens of Remembrance, during the period of Mourning – there are no formal services for this but there will be photographs taken for our archives. Should your Community Council be doing anything similar, please do send us your photographs.


Meetings and events – the Guidance issued by the UK Government (again available through the Council website) highlights that public buildings remain open, meetings and events can continue during the period of Mourning, so it is a matter for your individual Community Council to determine what your arrangements are should you have anything planned. Our Council has postponed routine Committee meetings as a mark of respect, but is having a special meeting of Full Council to reflect on the Her Majesty The Queen’s death and the King’s accession. Where events can be postponed this is happening, and some non-celebratory events are continuing.


Proclamation events – following Guidance from the Scottish Government Protocols Office last night, there will be small events in Stranraer, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries tomorrow alongside the laying of wreaths by the Lord Lieutenant and a Council representative in these locations. Details of the timing and locations will be posted on the Council website and shared with local media as soon as possible today – members of the public are welcome to attend.


Should you have any queries please email or phone myself or Liz Manson on 07826 512 765


Kind regards,




Hazel Kerr

Community and Democratic Services Officer

Community Development, Engagement & Locality Working

Communities Directorate

Municipal Chambers, Buccleuch Street,

Dumfries DG1 2AD

Internal:      ext 60497

External:     030 33 33 3000 ext 60497

Mobile: 07917 078 862

Drop Point: 300 


Twitter:       @DGCEmpowerment

Wednesday 31 August 2022

Gin Tasting up to date info



We need to sell another 12 tickets to make this evening viable. If you are still thinking about it please let us know asap or we will have to cancel the event.
Come on everyone - it would be a shame to miss out on the fun and do some fund raising for good causes.
We will make a final decision on Saturday - 3rd September.
NB Discover Kirkmahoe is donating a portion of the money raised, to the Defibrillator Fund.

Please email, drop a message on Discover Kirkmahoe FB page or call Jill Corlett on 710260 for tickets


Thursday 25 August 2022

Strike action – disruption to waste services

Strike action – disruption to waste services
Important Information.

Strike action – disruption to waste services

We are expecting disruption to our household kerbside collections across the region between 6am on Tuesday 6 September and 6am on Wednesday 14 September due to strike action by Unite members. Bulky uplifts and commercial waste collection may be impacted, too.

At this moment, no other council services will be affected and we are actively looking at contingency plans to minimise disruption.

This is part of a national pay dispute affecting local authorities across Scotland. Discussions are ongoing between council leaders, trade unions and the Scottish Government with a view to agreeing a pay deal and resolving the dispute.

We understand the impact and inconvenience this could cause and thank you for your patience. Please check our website and social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) throughout the next few weeks for regular updates. As soon as we have further information we will share it with you.