Monday, 3 June 2019

KCC Agenda June 2019 Minutes May 2019

KCC Minutes May 2019

KCC Agenda June 2019

Hello Everyone
The next meeting of Kirkmahoe Community Council will be on Wednesday19th June at 7.30pmin Dalswinton Hall. Please find attached the agenda and minutes of the last meeting.

We have had notice that a short section of the C11n (Heathhall - Auldgirth Road) will be closed for resurfacing between Auldgirth and Nith Cottage one day next week,depending on the weather,so people can use the road as far as Nith Cottage. There will be road closed notices at Heathhall and I have asked for another to be put at Duncow to remind people from Kirkton. A diversion will be signposted - A701/A75/A76

Jean Muir

Friday, 8 March 2019

KCC Minutes Feb 2019 Agenda March 2019 & Diary Dates

KCC Minutes Feb 2019

KCC Agenda March 2019

Wednesday 20th March -  The next meeting of Kirkmahoe Community Council will be held on Wednesday 20th March at 7.30pm, in Kirkton Hall.
Fiona Muir from Digital Scotland will explain about Broadband in our area and after her talk will take questions. If you know of people with poor broadband speeds please encourage them to come along.
The normal meeting will continue after her talk and you are welcome to stay for it.

Friday 22nd March - Kirkmahoe Parish Hall Committee Annual General Meeting. The annual general meeting of the committee which runs Kirkton Village Hall will be held on Friday 22nd March 2019 at 7.30pm in the Hall. This is a public meeting, open to all. Nominations for new committee members would be very welcome.

Tuesday 26th March - Tuesday daytime social club. 10.30am - 1230pm. Kirkton Hall. Talk by Dr Stephanie Johnstone on Scotland's red squirrels. Light refreshments, entrance £1, all welcome.

Jean Muir
Secretary Kirkmahoe Community Council

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Kirkmahoe Heritage Group Kirkton Hall 1st March 2019

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Robert the Bruce

Kirkmahoe Heritage Group. Open meeting in Kirkton Hall on Friday 1st March at 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Graham Roberts, archivist for D&G Council, on the subject of Dumfries in the time of Bruce.
Light refreshments served afterwards. Donations box provided. All welcome. Contact 01387 710274.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Grapevine and Clean up.

Hello Everyone
The  next edition of Grapevine is scheduled to come out in April, you are all welcome to contribute.
Please can you submit any reports, articles, photographs or comments to the editors via this email address or before the 11th March.
Advertisements from local businesses also welcome for a small charge.
Jean Muir
Secretary, Kirkmahoe Community Council
PS Reminder - Community Clean up, 2.00pm, Sunday 10th February, meet at the pump. Refreshments in Hall afterwards. Equipment provided

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Ciril's Osprey update for last year2018

Dumfries & Galloway’s Ospreys
Dumfries & Galloway has such a healthy Osprey population that the youngsters are now moving to different locations in Scotland to breed. Out of eighteen active nests, not all breeding, and, providing conditions in a good year are favourable, one could anticipate that they could produce up to thirty chicks in a breeding season. Thus the need for the chicks to move elsewhere to find mates and nest.
Last year the region saw fifteen chicks successfully bred. This lower number was due to the extreme heat during the breeding season, which made it difficult for the adult to sit on the nest to hatch the chicks.
Loch Doon Ospreys
 One chick from Threave ended up in Perthshire, and had a successful brood of three chicks. Another young bird for Dumfries & Galloway area successfully bred in Kielder Forest.
We know these locations, because the birds are ringed and so can  be traced by their ring details wherever they go.
Interestingly when a bird is ringed in a specific area, it is the responsibility of that particular ringing group. However if it moves to another area it then becomes the responsibility of the local ringing group of the new area.
Ciril Ringing Osprey Chicks
It has to be pointed out that without Ciril Ostroznik’s dedication to building Osprey Nests there would not be an Osprey population in Dumfries & Galloway. Ciril has amassed a huge knowledge of Ospreys over the years. He has observed them first hand and knows their habits. He is the unsung hero of the Osprey World.

Not only has Ciril built nests in SW Scotland, he has also built them all over the Highlands, the Borders, Ireland and more recently in N England where he is aiming to build eight nests. He has never had any nest he has built fail. Ciril is delighted to be working with an enthusiastic group of local farmers there. This latest project is the brainchild of Brian Little, a well known ornithologist, who is overseeing and co-ordinating everything.
Brian Little

The nests are built on live trees, and require maintenance every couple of years to keep them accessible. If this is not done by Ciril they become non viable nests.

Ciril enjoys the pleasure of seeing the birds use his nests, and breed successfully. If any landowner wishes to have a nest built on his land, Ciril is always happy to travel and do this for them. People often ask him why the birds do not build their own nests, and he always replies with great mirth, ”Because I can build them better than they can. “

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