Monday, 27 May 2013

Matthew's News

For up to date information about Matthew please look at his FB page.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

One Day in May....... this Saturday!

See post of 11th May for full details of the venues and concerts.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


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 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, unless they request otherwise.

Answers to BT 1304


Answer to BT 1304

 The photos were all taken from the road leading to Quarrelwood.

Picture 1 is of a stone surround over a burn which provides a horse watering point at the cottages opposite Quarrelwood.   Many years ago there was a small settlement here. The lumps and bumps in the field in front of Quarrelwood are all that remains.

Picture 2 was taken at the first bend on the road, facing South-west and provides a view of the hills on the other side of the Nith.

Picture 3 was taken from the same place as picture 2, facing East.  Thanks to Dobie Davidson.  Although he did not know the location, he was able to tell us that the sheep are Swaledales! 

 These photos show clearly what a beautiful corner of Scotland we live in, especially when the sky is blue!
If you can add any more information to this please send it is to


Thursday, 16 May 2013

War Memorial

Our War Memorial is being restored and has recently had some new railings around it. These will be painted black..........when weather permits.
Thanks to Alice Howdle for the photo and to Gordon Bissett who is overseeing the restoration work.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Interesting article on windfarms

Great green bribe: Say Yes to a windfarm in your neighbourhood and get 20% off your power bill via

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Kirkmahoe Concerts: One Day in May 2013

Kirkmahoe Concerts: One Day in May
25 May 2013
Following the success of this event last year, we present another day of terrific shows and activities across the four venues of Kirkmahoe - part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival. 

Nine Nests: Tom Pow (spoken word) Alex McQuiston (cello) Wendy Stewart (Harp)

An exploration of imaginary nests - part prose poetry, part natural history and part Borges. The cello, the harp and the word inter-weave in a "festival of nine lessons" for Springtime.  World premiere.
Barony Church, Dalswinton
11.00am-12.15. £8

‘Open Mic’ Café with special 
guest compère   Dalswinton Village Hall.  12.30-2.00pm. Free  

A huge success in 2012 - drop in, bring an instrument, sing a song, recite a poem – and enjoy great food at the festival café together with the delicious coffee of festival barista, Professor Chris Isles.

Fiddle Workshop Led by Amy Geddes

Kirkton Village Hall. 2.30-3.30pm. £3.

Fun and learning for children up to 12 years. Expert tuition for all abilities.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Jazz ... and some things you didn't!
Kirkton Church. 3-4pm. £8

Sixty minute whistle-stop. Great tunes and anecdotes from acclaimed players Stuart Johnson (saxaphones and clarinet) and Avril Greenhow Parker (piano and keyboards).

Kirkton Church Café
Open 4.00 - 7.30pm
For teas, coffees, sandwiches, and cakes between events

The Amy Geddes Trio
Kirkton Church. 7.30-9.30pm. £10

Amy Geddes is at the forefront of contemporary Scottish fiddle playing. She will be joined by Kevin MacKenzie (guitar) and Tom Lyne (double bass). Don’t miss this terrific band, live and unplugged!

 Individual events, as priced. Day ticket’ for three concerts, (plus the fiddle workshop if required)  and a free coffee at the festival cafe: £25. Booking strongly advised.  For all tickets contact:  The Midsteeple, Dumfries; Thomas Tosh, Thornhill or telephone 01387 740045. Follow us on Facebook -

Thursday, 9 May 2013

KCC Minutes April 2013 Agenda May 2013

The next meeting of Kirkmahoe Community Council will be held in Kirkton Village Hall on Wednesday 15th May 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.    Planning report

8.    “Stroll around Kirkmahoe” - Alice Howdle

9.    Kirkton Enhancements 

10. Windfarms and Dalswinton Windfarm Monies

11. Events

12. Correspondence

13. Any other competent business

14. Date, time and place of next meeting