Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Information about roof treatment

If you receive anything like this do not act upon it chuck it in the bin!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Scam Warning

Did you get that circular delivered with the post this morning entitled
'IMPORTANT NOTICE' to do with roof treatments?
This looks very like the con' trick that the BBC The One Show was
warning about last week and should be avoided at all cost, otherwise you
will lose thousands.

In the absence of the AGM Community Council Minutes can someone please
give me the date of the next meeting, which presumably is before the
deadline for comments to SPenergy about the proposed new power line?


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Battle of Waterloo/ Father;s Day

SUNDAY 21st JUNE 2015


Good morning and a warm welcome to morning worship.  A special welcome to all Dads and Grandpas this morning, this being Fathers’ Day. Teas and refreshments will be served as usual in the Church Hall after the service at Kirkton.

Co-incidentally this week is the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (18th June 1815). Members of our church may or may not know that here in Kirkton in our church graveyard is the gravestone of a man who survived that great battle despite losing a leg.

“The Waterloo Soldier” was John Bramwell, a young ensign  in the Gordon Highlanders. His wife Nancy came from Sanquhar and together they farmed at Blackaddie. Later he moved to Kirkmahoe and died at West Gallaberry aged 85 years.  His gravestone near the North Western corner of the Church also records the death of his wife and 3 daughters.

Morag Williams, from whom this information has been supplied, has donated a floral item today so that one of our members, also an ex-soldier, will lay it on the appropriate grave after today’s service.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Pylons Protest Go To Meetings

Dear Community Councillors,
I have been attending the “Consultation” about the new power lines.  I strongly recommend that anyone not going to the Cairndale today,  should go to Locharbriggs Community Centre 2pm to 8pm tomorrow Wed 17th June.
It appears, that there is no change planned to the present old DISTRIBUTION Network – that uses the old wooden poles.  However, what is proposed as the preferred option is to bring a new TRANSMISSION Network right through our area – Auldgirth – Dalswinton -  Duncow – Dumfries.  This means tall pylons right across the Nith Valley.
Asked why they wished to remove the old Transmission Line from South of Dumfries (that would be a shorter route from Dumfries to New Galloway if it cut across from Milton to Partan?), we were told ‘the birds and other environmental factors”.
We think transferring the TRANSMISSION Line north to Kirkmahoe make no sense- but if people do not object / protest in large numbers it will go through.
Please pass this to the Kirkmahoe e-mail distribution.
In haste,  Derek