Saturday, 4 April 2020

Home Deliveries food

Home Deliveries 
Click on this link to see table of  local companies who will deliver to our area. This is being added to during the Corona Crisis

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Thursday, 2 April 2020

Post Office Services in Kirkton

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Kirkton Post Office operates from the Village Hall on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am-11am.

It offers the following services:

Postal Services:
Sending letters and packages (either standard delivery, special delivery, signed for service or parcelforce for bigger items  to UK and International destinations).  She can scan barcode labels from firms such as Amazon for returning goods. You can also buy Stamps of all values. 

Post Office Card Account:
This is the card that people get various DWP payments paid into.  You can get cash withdrawals and do card management tasks.

Other Banking:
Chip and pin services for cash withdrawals and deposits for most banks (RBS, Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale, Santander, TSB, Lloyds Nationwide and more) Also Cheque deposits into these banks with a pay in slip.

Postal Orders:
These act like cheques for those who do not have a cheque book or bank account and can be made out in a secure fashion. There is a small fee for these.

Electronic Bill Payments:
Any utility/council/housing and other bills can be paid in the Post Office either using paper bills that customers get through the door or with magnetic strip bill payments cards.  Please note that paper bills must state that they can be processed in the post office but if a customer has one that does not say this, the giro slip can be posted to the bill provider with a postal order.

e top-ups:
For mobile phone top ups (all networks) and prepayment electricity and gas keys (only for major suppliers, most of the newer small suppliers are not supported by the Paystation that Post Office use.)

These services are very important in the current situation.  Please use them.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Grapevine e-version

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Today we are introducing the first edition of eGrapevine.

The first articles are attached - an introduction and a lovely photo sent in by Emily Duncan.

Keep safe and Keep well, 

The Grapevine Team

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Dalswinton hall - 

The regular weekly bookings, Pilates, Yoga and the Art classes have been cancelled and we have some parties booked in for April and May so we'll see what they want to do at the time. Pilates and Yoga are looking to set up Skype/Zoom classes on line.

Kirkton hall

Kirkton Hall will be CLOSED for all group activities as from tomorrow ( Wednesday March 18th) until further notice. The hall will remain open for the Post Office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
We are waiting to hear back from the PO and will update you as soon as we get a response.

As a CC we are waiting for guidance expected from the Council re Resilience planning for the near future to deal with the impact of the Corona Virus outbreak. We will keep everyone updated as and when we can. In the meantime take care and follow government guidance re self isolation etc.


Kirkton Hall AGM Cancelled

Notice to say that owing to the latest government advice on the spread of the virus, the AGM of Kirkmahoe Village hall, scheduled for this Friday (March 20th ) has been postponed until further notice.

David Muir

Monday, 16 March 2020

KCC meeting Cancelled

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Please note that we have made the decision to cancel the Community Council meeting scheduled for 18/3/20 following advice from the government regarding limiting public meetings. 
Future meetings will be put on hold until the threat is lifted.

Irene Paterson

Thursday, 12 March 2020

From the Head Teacher Duncow Primary school.

Duncow School Reunion. Duncow Primary School would like to invite you to their reunion event on -
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Duncow Primary School

Attention all past pupils and staff of Duncow Primary School - We have been studying the History of our School this term and we would like to celebrate our learning with a reunion. We therefore cordially invite all present and past pupils and staff of Duncow Primary to this event. There will be a display of various memorabilia including archives dating back to 1878. The school will be open for tours, as will our museum. If you have memories to share with the pupils before this event, please contact the school office 01387-710305 as we would love to hear from you. Refreshments will be available for purchase including a food van, teas, coffees and home-baking.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

KCC Minutes Feb 2020 Agenda March 2020

KCC Minutes Feb 2020

Agenda March 2020

It has been pointed out that in the email on 10th March I gave the wrong date for the hall AGM. Please note this is on Friday 20th March 2020 at 7.30 in Kirkton Hall.

Sorry for the mistake.


Please find attached agenda and minutes for next meeting. Please come along and have an input into Kirkmahoe life.

Requests have been circulated for additional help for various Kirkmahoe community groups.

Grapevine needs new blood. This will involve a couple of meetings each year and some admin work to get the twice yearly magazine collated and sent to printers. Training and guidance will be provided. Please come and help if you want the magazine to continue.

Kirkton Village hall has its AGM XXXXX friday XXXXXX at 7.30pm. A request has been sent out for people to join the committee. Please volunteer to help keep the hall available for the many groups which use it.


Thursday, 5 March 2020

AGM Kirkton Parish Hall


Kirkmahoe Parish Hall Committee
to be held at

Kirkton Village Hall
Friday 20th  March 2020 at 7:30pm

Agenda to include:
·      Welcome and introduction by the Hall Trustees
·      2019 AGM Minutes
·      Chairman's Report for 2019
·      Secretary/ Treasurer's Report: Accounts 2019
·      Voting for New Committee for 2020 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 welcome

Monday, 24 February 2020

Morag Williams Heritage Group

The Spring meeting of Kirkmahoe Heritage Society scheduled for Friday this week has been cancelled out of respect for founder member Morag Williams, who sadly passed away yesterday, Sunday 23rd Feb, in DGRI at 8pm. John, Leri and the minister were with her when she passed.
Our thoughts are with John, Leri, and Sandy, and their families.

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Danger of Flooding Warning

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In the past the biggest floods in the Kirkton and Carnsalloch areas  have been when heavy rain here combines with a sudden thaw of snow from the hills around Wanlockhead. These are the conditions forecast for this weekend.

So far this year the floodwater has hardly exceeded SEPA's definition of 'normal flow', but it looks as if it might in the next few days. 

We cannot predict if the floodbanks will hold or if houses will be flooded but there are likely to be stretches of road which are impassable - Please take care and do not enter long stretches of flooded road particularly where cars have been trapped in the past, 
  1. between Connansknowe and Kirkton Church 
  2. between Carnsalloch gate and Kirkton village
  3. Auchencrieff bridge
There are bound to be others!

We know from experience that the emergency services and council will be stretched and probably not available to help, so please take care.

If you get need help you can contact the community council through this email address or facebook or by phoning Jean Muir on 01387 710216 or Irene Patterson on 01387 710060 and we will do our best to get you assistance through the community

Please pass this message to your neighbours who may not receive this message. 
Kirkmahoe Resilience Team

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Road Closure

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Emergency road closure due to subsidence at Kilfarnock house on the road between Smithtown and Newlands House. Please avoid this area until further notice.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Kirkmahoe Heritage Group 28th Feb

Open Meeting Kirkton Hall
Friday 28th February at 7.30 pm
An Illustrated Talk:
In the Wake of Shackleton
Ian Wilson
Tea and Biscuits afterwards

All Welcome

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Daytime Social Club & Candlemass

Please see attached details of two events, Kirkmahoe Daytime Social Club have their first get together this year on the 28th January in Kirkton Hall.

We also look forward to welcoming you to the Candlemas Midwinter Celebration on the 2nd February in our beautiful wee red tin church in the woods at Dalswinton.  

We hope to see you soon.

Jackie   Follow us on Facebook

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Survey and focus group on future funding after EU exit URGENT deadline 13th Jan

Survey and focus group on future funding after EU exit

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway has been asked by the South of Scotland Economic Partnership to consult with our sector on the absence of European funds when the UK exits the EU.
One way you can input is through the survey HERE.
The change could have a major impact on the sector and this is an opportunity to have your say. The deadline to complete the survey is Monday January 13 so don't delay.

• A focus group will also be held on the subject in Dumfries on the morning of Thursday January 23. If you would like to participate book at this link: FOCUS GROUP.

Friday, 10 January 2020

Have your say.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

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Household Waste Recycling Centres - Have Your Say

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We are seeking your views on our Household Waste Recycling Centres across Dumfries and Galloway.
Please use the survey button below to record your views, and not by commenting on this thread directly.
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Friday, 3 January 2020

Free First Aid Course in Feb

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We will be running a free First Aid course in the near future and have a few spaces available for anyone who would be interested in learning basic life saving techniques. In particular we want to encourage people who use the local halls as part of a group and/or come to community events as having our own First Aiders saves a fortune when we need cover for events. 
This is a half day course and will be run on a day which suits to be arranged.

For those who have already shown interest in coming along please note that the training will be done on a date in February to give us time to fill spaces and organise the event. Please send me a list of dates you would prefer in February.