Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Clip of geese below
This looks VERY COLD indeed
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Percentage of votes
.36 votes have been cast out of a total of 1,156
'VOTE NOW' and your area could be next to enjoy superfast broadband
This also came off the BT site which starts to explain what the Race to Infinity is all about.
Race to InfinityVote now and your area could get BT Infinity next
WelcomeLoginHTML VersionHomeThe Race ExplainedExperience BT InfinityCampaign for BT Infinity.BT What is The Race to Infinity?
Over the next five years BT is rolling out superfast fibre optic broadband across the UK. If you're not on the announced roll out plan The Race to Infinity gives you the opportunity to fast track your area to get BT Infinity next.
The five areas with the largest percentage of votes by December 31st 2010 will win the chance to bring superfast broadband to their area. BT will also donate £5,000 of computer equipment to a local community project.
Whether you're big on social networking, gaming, streaming, uploading or downloading, prepare to have your life transformed with superfast speeds.
To vote simply go to 'VOTE NOW' and enter your details. Don't forget to pass it on to your friends on Facebook and Twitter to get your area to the top of the scoreboard.
Visit our FAQs page if you have further questions about the race.
1 Top speeds affected by various factors including distance from the cabinet and internal wiring.
- Winning exchanges will be enabled in early 2012 subject to availability, survey, terms and conditions
- Exchanges need 1,000 premises votes to be eligible to be one of the winning exchanges
- One vote per address
- Race ends midnight 31st December 2010
Go to this site TODAY to register your vote!
If anyone wishes to volunteer to campaign for Faster Broadband in the area, the BT site has a Campaign Pack which can be downloaded, with info on how to campaign in your local area.
Friday, 17 December 2010
Another reminder - Carol Singing on Sunday. 6.30pm at the pump in Kirkton. All welcome.
On behalf of the Community Council, I would like to take this opportunity for thanking you for your support during the year and to wish you a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year
Please use this link to register our case for faster Broadband in the area
"Just wondered if you had heard or were interested in trying to promote getting involved in the Race for Infinity where anyone that is in the area votes to have our broadband service improved. I know ours is very slow and I am sure we are not alone so was just to provide above BT website where you go on enter your postcode and vote for our area. The more people that vote the higher you move up the list to get upgraded.
This has been going on for a while now but finishes at the end of the month so if interested maybe worth posting around to get people involved, or pass to schools in area etc."
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
The violin and guitar duo Maelasta has appeared in major concert halls across the country including the Sage, Gateshead, the Harty Rooms in Belfast and the National Galleries in Edinburgh. They have performed and given workshops as far afield as Denmark and Abu Dhabi and recorded a debut album Maelasta for Natural Studio Records. The duo performs a wide range of music from classical works to traditional Scottish music. Their concert will include the virtuosic elegance of Paganini, through to the contemporary traditional music of Shetland’s Chris Stout.
... telepathic, dance-like interaction between the two musicians ... (The Scotsman)
Feargus Hetherington is one of Scotland’s most talented young violinists. He is also a highly accomplished viola player. Feargus studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Cleveland Institute of Music, USA, where his teachers were Jerre Gibson, Angus Ramsay, Elizabeth Layton and David Russell. He has been guest leader of orchestras and chamber ensembles in Scotland and the USA and has participated in performances by many orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He is a former leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra.
Matthew McAllister is one of the most exciting and talented classical guitarists in Europe. After an extremely busy start to his professional career, he has been delighting audiences across Europe and beyond with his thoughtful performances and effortless presentation, from renaissance miniatures to contemporary masterpieces. Matthew studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, with Allan Neave. During his studies he toured with Scottish Ballet and performed at the 5th & 7th Simon Bolivar Guitar Festivals in London. Since graduating in 2003, Matthew has become a regular performer and educator at classical guitar festivals and concert series worldwide.
Nocturne: Andante & Rondo – Francesco Molino
Cantabile – Nicolò Paganini
Suite no.2 – Leo Brouwer
Sonata no.6 op.27 – Eugène Ysaÿe
Sonata no.2 op.8 - Filippo Gragnani
A’e Gowden Lyric – Ronald Stevenson
Farewell to Stromness – Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Hamnataing – Chris Stout (Trad. Shetland)
Libertango – Astor Piazzolla
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
11 12 2010 With the snow now melted we shall close the Snow Diary until next time. Many Many Thanks to those who sent in their pictures.