Monday, 31 December 2012
Friday, 28 December 2012
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Sunday, 23 December 2012
Friday, 21 December 2012
We have a new spot on the blog -'Kirkmahoe in Focus'.(courtesy of Alice Howdle)
On the 21st of every month, a different place in Kirkmahoe will be featured and you are invited to contact the blog on firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us:-
1. What the place is called
2. Where is it located
3. Any interesting information about it.
There are no prizes, other than satisfaction at being right!
Your replies will help us to build up an interesting and useful resource of information about the featured places.
Everyone who accurately identifies the location will have their name published, uness they request otherwise.
Our First Brainteaser is to identify the photos below.
For your Christmas Greeting click on the above link.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
The carol singers would like to thank everyone in Kirkton who gave so generously on Sunday and for the goodwill as we went round, and also Kirkton Hall Committee who treated us to winter warmers afterwards.
We raised £121.75 which has been sent to the Sam Leask Memorial Fund which has been set up by Sam's family to improve the playground facilities in Kirkton.
Wishing you all a good Christmas and New Year
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
On Sunday,16th December, a small but enthusiastic group of singers, ably supported by cornet and euphonium set off to disturb the peace and quiet of Kirkton village. Hazards caused by potholes, piles of earth from the recent excavations and 'dead' streetlights were ignored. Three young collectors intrepidly rang every doorbell, tearing the occupants from their favourite television programmes.
We sang a variety of carols and songs, from 'Away in a manger' to 'White Christmas' and were delighted by the response of many who came out to listen and donated generously to the Sam Leask memorial fund. We were even treated to warming fruit teas by one kind resident!
Once the whole village had been visited, we retired to the village hall, where a spread of mulled wine, with a non-alcoholic option, soup and cakes and nibbles was provided by a band of supporters.
The total raised was over £121. Thanks to all who donated so generously.
We would be very happy to see more singers next year. All are welcome!
Kirkmahoe News would like to thank Alice Howdle for her article and photographs.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Friday, 30 November 2012
Hello Carol Singers and Supporters
We have fixed the carol singing in Kirkton for Sunday 16th December, meeting at the pump at 6.30pm
The Village Hall committee are again supporting us by allowing use of the hall afterwards, and they have also offered to organise refreshments
I would like to propose that the collection should be in aid of the Sam Leask Memorial Fund, which Katharine and Julian are setting up with the objective of improving the play park in Kirkton.
Please let me know if you can help in any way or have any questions, and also please tell your friends!
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Laying the power cables underground should help diminish the number of power cuts this area has experienced in the past. Power lines have been affected by high winds, and every few years Scottish Power has had to get trees lopped to prevent entanglement in power lines. Over time this proves to be expensive, so although, what is happening now is a major investment, it should save the power company money in the long term.
The lads who are working here, travel from many different parts of Scotland every day....... Glasgow, Livingston, The Borders, whilst some are from the local area. They have been working in some terrible weather conditions,.....teeming rain almost every day...now sub zero temperatures...... but all have remained cheerful throughout.
Here are some photos to record this. It has been requested that Kirkmahoe News informs all the ladies that the good looking one is called David!!!
|Jim & Selwyn preparing for cables to be linked to the main aupply.|
Saturday, 24 November 2012
The latest improvements to Kirkton Village Hall have now been completed and the Hall is ‘open for business’. The work included the sanding and re-varnishing of the Hall floor, and the repair and repainting of all the wooden windows in the building. These improvements were funded by two awards, totaling over £8,000, received from Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Village Hall Improvement Scheme and Awards for All. The upstairs room has also been revamped making it more suitable for small meetings of up to 12 people.
And there’s plenty going on in the Hall at the moment, with a wide variety of events to suit all tastes. New members are always welcome, so just come along and see for yourself what is going on in your local community Hall.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
DG First - Nithsdale, Wayside Depot, Annan Road, Dumfries, DG1 3JX Tel: 01387 271171
14 November 2012
Source Of Request Clancy Docrwa for Scottish Power
Location Between Crawfordhall and the C4n at Knowehead
Alternative RoutesThe alternative route is via the C2n, C11n, U19n, C4n and vice versa.
Pedestrian Access Pedestrian access will be maintained
(Alternative route would be:- avoiding The Nick, going past the Cemetery, then down via Kirktonfield Farm)
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Friday, 9 November 2012
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
KCC AGM October 2012
(There is a word missing in 6.0. It should be ....."is prepared to continue")
1. Apologies for absence
7. Treasurer’s report
Sunday, 28 October 2012
The speaker is Jim Henderson, Director of The Nith Salmon Fishery Board who will speak about their work. (Morag tells me he is a very good speaker)
Admission is free and there will be refreshments available.
Friday, 26 October 2012
at 3 p.m.Kirkton Hall
Refreshments will be served
Published by Kirkmahoe Heritage Group
Cheques payable to Morag Williams(Contact Morag Williams 01387 710274)
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
An award winning Scottish songwriter with a talent for spinning yarns, Sharon King continues to build a reputation for vibrant, funny, relaxed and intimate live shows. Her trio is made up by Amy Geddes (fiddle, viola, vocals) and Vera van Heeringen (guitar, mandolin, vocals). Edinburgh-based Sharon is a natural raconteur with an easy grace. Her astute observations on Scottish life come through in her contemporary song-writing style, wrapped in easy banter and peppered with tales of her travels. Colours and textures are woven through the narratives by the mandolin, fiddle, viola and voices of The Reckless Angels.
The band will be featuring material from their latest album Nothing=Everything. King’s song writing has developed to award winning standards and her vocals are captivating, pure and clear. Another great Kirkmahoe Concert in the making and not to missed!
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
The Annual General Meeting of Kirkmahoe Community Council will be held in Kirkton Village Hall on Wednesday 17th October 2012 at 7.30pm
Thursday, 4 October 2012
This promises to be a fun night, all welcome
Hope to see you there
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Events are continuing as usual in the Hall, while the works are in progress.
Friday, 14 September 2012
Agenda Sept 2012
Minutes Aug 2012
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
I hope this email finds you all well and enjoying the last days of summer.
I have just arrived back in Scotland after a great summer tour with flautist Aisling Agnew. Our concerts took us from Switzerland to England with America and Germany in between. The tour featured performances at the 40th National Flute Association of America Convention in Las Vegas, the 21st Iserlohn Guitar Symposium in Germany and the 8th International British Flute Society Convention in Manchester alongside many other stops along the way.
Whilst in America we stopped off at Guitar Salon International in Los Angeles and made some videos on a selection of very interesting guitars including a 1968 Ignacio Fleta and a 1974 David Rubio 'PF'.
You can see those performances in the videos below which feature music by Sebastien Vachez and Antonio Lauro.
Dimitrious Douros from the South Bay Guitar Society attended our San Francisco concert and shot a video of Piazzolla's Libertango during the gig.
You can see a selection of photos from the tour at www.matthewmcallister.com
September 2012 - Agnew McAllister Duo Concerts
Saturday 8th September 7:30pm ~ Gitarrenkonzerte Im Stadtmuseum Siegburg - Germany
Stadtbetriebe Siegburg, Fachbereich Museum Markt 46 53721 Tel: 02241/96985-10
Saturday 15th September 1 - 3pm ~ Enterprise Music Scotland National Chamber Music Day - Scotland
Perth A.K.Bell Library 2-8 York Place Perth PH2 8EP
Best wishes and hope to see you at a concert soon!
Friday, 31 August 2012
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Would you like to get involved in local issues?
Could you be a member of the Community Council?
If your answer is YES to any of these questions.........then to stand as a candidate in the Election on Thursday 4th October 2012 contact the Returning Officer Ms Jackie Bodle on 01387 740 082 for a nomination form NOW and return it to her no later than 7th September. 2012
If you would like to discuss what is involved in being a community councillor, please contact one of the present members (some of whom will be standing again)
Derek Ivy 740455
Hugh Johnstone 710121
Peter Landale 740279
Fiona Meikle -Latta 710307
Jean Muir 710216
Neil Munro 711664
John Young 710434
Monday, 27 August 2012
Race Card includes 1 FREE Drink!
If you would like to sponsor a race (£20) or a horse (£2) please contact
Fiona Meikle-Latta 710307 or email@example.com
Thursday, 2 August 2012
Monday, 9 July 2012
The next meeting of Kirkmahoe Community Council will be held in Kirkton Village Hall on Wednesday 15th August 2012 at 7.30pm
2. Minutes of the last meeting
3. Matters arising
4. Police Report
5. Treasurer’s report
6. Councillors’ report
7. Kirkton enhancements
9. Kirkton Sewage Works
10. Planning matters
13. Any other competent business
14. Date and place of next meeting
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Friday 6 July 2012, 7.30pm, Kirkton Village Hall. All proceeds for Hospice
In Kirkmahoe by popular request, this Dumfries and Galloway-based combo bring you the best of jazz from the forties and fifties. Pianist, axophonist, singer and band leader Geoff Keating . Guitarist John Fenner.
Bass guitarist Howard Bradley. Drummer Fergus Henderson. Come along for a 'cabaret style' evening with fundraising auction/raffle and help support a fantastic cause at the same time. Price: £10 from Midsteeple, Thomas Tosh (Thornhill), on the door,
or telephone 01387 740045.