Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Senior Citizens' Concert 8th March 2013

Kirkmahoe Community Council
Senior Citizens' Concert

7.30 - 10.00pm on Friday 8th March 2013

Kirkton Village Hall

Free Admission, free buffet, wine and beer.

Raffle - (prizes welcomed)

Your Partner, a Companion or a Carer is also welcome.

Transport may be arranged ~call 01387 710 434 by Wed 6th March 2013

Monday, 25 February 2013

Young musician update

Jordan has come 2nd in the Zone Heat of Young Musician of the Year and will go forward to the Scottish final in Edinburgh on 10th March.Well Done Jordan!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Brain Teaser 1302

Here is the next Brain Teaser for you.

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.......Have you, or has anyone you know, worked here?

There are no prizes, other than satisfaction of 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.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Prize Bingo Kirkton Hall 23rd Feb 2013

Prize Bingo Kirkton Hall

Saturday 23rd February 2013

Doors open 6.30 pm


Proceeds to Kirkton Village Hall Fund.

promoter Mrs T Howat tel 710 903

Brain Teaser 1301 Answers

Carzield (pron Careel) 

Google Earth Reference

Thanks again to Morag and John Williams and to Naimh Wallace.  This is a brief summary contains much of the information they gave.  If you are interested in knowing more, please contact the blog 
Antoninus Pius was the Emperor at the time of the Roman Fort
Roman Troops were pushing North from Hadrian's Wall to build the Antonine Wall.
The place photographed is Carzield Roman Fort.  It is located on the road that runs from Portobello Cottage to Connansknowe. These roads run on the main streets of the Roman Fort. The photographs were taken on the road (Via Decumana) at the junction of the back entrance to the old manse now known as Glebe House, and the road leading down to Netherholm Farm, (Via Principalis) to the right of which is the entrance to Carzield House Drive.
Probably the most significant owner of Carzield estate and home farm was Ninian Williamson (1841-1922) who was an army surgeon. Kirkmahoe Church still benefits from a legacy bequeathed by him.
Kirkmahoe former manse was built in 1723 and substantially altered in the late 18th Century to the designs of John McCracken.

Unfortunately, all evidence of the Roman fort's interior administrative and accommodation buildings has completely disappeared.  The defences at the southern corner-angle along with 300-foot (c.100m) lengths of the two adjoining sides are all that remain visible to the modern visitor. There is a small annexe attached to the north-eastern side of the fort which is visible on aerial photographs and may become apparent at certain times of the year as vegetative marks.

The Roman buildings were replaced by a medieval tower which was later converted into a farmhouse before itself being levelled.  Both the Roy map and the first series of Ordnance Survey maps show a number of houses at this location. 

 The laying of the new water main in 2011 provided an opportunity to test the validity of the plan of the fort that had been drawn as a result of the 1939 excavation on the fort site. The evidence uncovered would appear to confirm that the plan was largely correct; the only error on the 1939 plan was that the alignment of the fort in relation to the current roads was a few degrees out.

 More information is available from the following websites:

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

KCC Minutes Jan13, Agenda Feb13

The next meeting of Kirkmahoe Community Council will be held in Dalswinton Village Hall on Wednesday 20th February 2013 at 7.30pm

1.    Apologies for absence

2.    Minutes of the last meeting

3.    Matters arising

4.    Police Report

5.    Treasurer’s report

6.    Councillors’ report

7.    Kirkton Enhancements 

8.    Kirkton Waste Water Treatment Works

9.    Periodic Review of Community Councils

10. Local Plan Document - Consultation Process

11. Windfarms

12. Planning - Application for temporary siting of Metmast

13. Community Resilience

14. Events

15. Correspondence

16. Any other competent business

17. Date, time and place of next meeting

Friday, 1 February 2013

Jordan Tweedie Young Musician of the Year wins local Heat

Young Musician of the Year


In conjunction with Thornhill Rotary Club the opportunity is presented to aspiring young musicians and singers to demonstrate their virtuosity in a local heat of the Young Musician Competition. The winners proceed on to the Zone Event at Annan when the very best are able to aspire to the National final in Edinburgh.

Congratulations to Jordan Tweedie who has won the local heat of Young Musician of the Year. Jordan will go on to the Zone Event at Annan.
Well Done to Jordan!