Monday, 31 December 2012

Friday, 28 December 2012

New Pavement to Church

Whilst work was ongoing with the Power Cables, we also had workmen preparing and laying a new pavement to the Church! Kirkton was a busy place.

The new pavemement will make it safer for people to walk from the village to the church.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Refuse Collection over New Year period

Hi All

Sunday the 30th Dec is next collection and then goes back to a Wednesday the 9th of January being the first Wednesday collection.

Seemingly it was put in the Standard to notify everyone....

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas From Matthew

To listen to Matthew's  Christmas greetings click on the above link

Friday, 21 December 2012

NEW! A monthly brain teaser to test your knowledge of the area!

Hello Everyone.

 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 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.


Merry Christmas

For your Christmas Greeting click on the above link.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Thank You

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

Jean Muir

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Our Carol Singers Dec 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!

Alice Howdle

Kirkmahoe News would like to thank Alice Howdle for her article and photographs.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Icy Roads Please drive with EXTREME CARE

Just to let every-one know that the road from Duncow School up to Riddingwood (C3N) HAS NOT BEEN GRITTED! Very dangerous indeed especially at the bridge and the bad bend at Duncow Estate.
The C4N from Locharbriggs to Ae has not been gritted. The patch at St Blane’s Cemetery is treacherous.

Fiona Meikle-Latta
KCC Secretary