Thursday, 20 September 2012

Flight Tracker Site

How often have we looked up to see vapour trails in the sky? Even if it is overcast, we can usually hear the sound of planes overhead. Do we ever wonder where those planes have some from, and where they are going to?
Well now we can find out exactly what plane is above us, where it came from, and where it is going to. We can even get a view from the cockpit by using this fascinating site which tells us about every flight which is in the air all over the world!
If you know someone who is flying, you can track their flight and know the moment it has landed, which is useful if there are any flight delays.
Here are the details which you can save to your favourites and use either out of interest, or to track your friends and family when they are flying, or you might just want to have some fun using this wonderful site.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Further improvements to Kirkton Village Hall

Following the extensive improvements completed in 2010, Kirkton Village Hall is now set to benefit from some further refurbishment after securing additional funding.

Two awards, totaling over £8,000, have been received from Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Village Hall Improvement Scheme and Awards for All.

The money will be used to sand and re-varnish the Hall floor, and to repair all the wooden windows in the building. Work has already started, and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2012.

Events are continuing as usual in the Hall, while the works are in progress.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

News from Matthew McAllister

Dear friends & colleagues,

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

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

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Best wishes and hope to see you at a concert soon!

Matthew McAllister