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.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

KCC Agenda March & Minutes Feb 2018 and various

Agenda March

Minutes February

Hello Again
Friday 23rd March  - Kirkton Parish Hall Annual General Meeting which was postponed because of the snow, will now take place at 7.30pm on Friday 23rd March in Kirkton Hall. All welcome.
Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th March - Archaeology at Carzield Roman Fort. Dr Richard Jones of Glasgow University will be continuing a geophysical survey of the fields around Carzield to see if there was a settlement/bath house next to the Roman Fort. This is not a dig, but volunteers are needed to hold surveying poles etc and help set out a grid. If you are interested meet at 9am. For more information please contact John Williams by email -
Tuesday 27th March The Daytime Social Club meeting for March will be on 27th March at 10.30am in Kirkton Hall. The speaker will be Caroline Buck on the subject of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust. She is the Friends Co-0rdinator of the Trust. All welcome

Friday 30th March -Meeting of Kirkmahoe Heritage Group. 7.30pm in Kirkton Hall. Dr Richard Jones will be talking about some of what has been discovered at Carzield Roman Fort. All welcome
Jean Muir

Friday, 2 March 2018

Kirkmahoe Parish Hall AGM Postponed

Due to the adverse weather conditions, Kirkmahoe Parish Hall Committee has postponed tonight’s AGM at Kirkton Hall.  There will be a further notice once the weather improves and we decide on a date for rescheduling.

Monday, 12 February 2018


Hello Everyone
Due to a shortage of members, please note the meeting of Kirkmahoe Community Council tomorrow (Wednesday  21st February) which is scheduled for 7.30pm will now begin at 8pm in Dalswinton Hall
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Jean Muir

Hello Again
The next Kirkmahoe Community Council meeting is on WEDNESDAY 21st February in Dalswinton Hall, not Friday.
Sorry for the error
Jean Muir

KCC Minutes Agenda resilience and Party

Hello Everyone
The next Kirkmahoe Community Council Meeting will be on Friday 21st February at 7.30pm in Dalswinton Hall. I have attached the agenda and draft minutes. This is an open meeting and everyone is welcome to attend
Kirkton Village Hall AGM . 7.30pm on Friday 2nd March in Kirkton Hall. All Welcome
And don't forget .........This Friday night is Party night! Come and blow away the February cobwebs at our Community Party at 7.30pm in Kirkton Hall
Jean Muir

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Party and NHS Board

Hello Everyone
Please find attached a poster inviting you to a Kirkmahoe Community Party in Kirkton Hall at 7:30pm
on Friday, 16th February 2018
with entertainment by Duncow School Choir and The Old Geezers, Quiz, Raffle etc
Light refreshments but you can bring your own bottle (complementary drink for Kirkmahoe residents)
If you need help with transport, please contact
Jean (710216) or Alice (710523)
Warning - There is a black VW van, registration OU 15 YCN, in the area asking to buy old commercial vehicles. If you see it, please report it to the police on 101.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway have two vacancies for Non Executive Board Members positions which are being advertised at the moment with a closing date 9th February, see attachment for details. These positions are apparently open to anyone who is interested.See attached poster
Cheers for now
Jean Muir
Secretary Kirkmahoe Community Council

Monday, 5 February 2018

Gin Tasting evening 9th March Kirkton Hall

You will learn about how gin is made and see the various botanicals which are used for each different flavour. 
You will taste 7 gins and can get cocktail recipes and try out some cocktails. There will be games, raffles with the chance to win a bottle of gin, and lots more. There will be some snacks but you are advised to eat before arriving. You will be able to purchase bottles of gin on the night if you wish.
The distiller requires to know numbers to cater for - this is why we have to get the tickets sold beforehand.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Water Water Everywhere our special River

With so much water around at the moment it might be of interest to reflect on matters tidal. It is always advisable to check the time of high tide as this is when the water from the sea is at its height and the river water cannot start to drain out until the tide starts to ebb. You should get used to checking tide times on our home page 
Another interesting fact about the tides is that when the tide starts to flow in to a river there is a surge of water called a tidal bore. The most famous tidal bore is the Severn Bore, but if you want to see this phenomenon, there is one much closer to us here on the River Nith. I wonder how many of us knew this.....?This makes the River Nith very special as it is one of only 60 rivers in the world which has a tidal bore.
Here is a website which explains the tidal bore phenomenon and if you scroll down to the seventh River you will see it is the Nith.
Here, also is a Youtube link to the Nith Tidal Bore

Monday, 22 January 2018

Date for your diary & A Request

Hello Everyone
A date for your diary - This is to give advanced notice that Kirkmahoe Community Council are planning a Social Evening to cheer people in the dark days of mid February. It is open to ALL and there will be light refreshments, entertainment by the The Auld Geezers, raffle etc. Admission is free. Bring Your Own Bottle. Friday 16th February 7.30pm in Kirkton Hall
Kirkton Telephone box now belongs to the community and it is in need of some care and attention. We would be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer to clean it up and paint it etc OR if not to volunteer, for any tradesman to tender for the work.
Cheers for now
Jean Muir
Secretary Kirkmahoe Community Council

Monday, 8 January 2018