Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Up and coming Classes and Events links

Autumn Festival 


Huggy Bear

Hello Everyone
I hope you have had a good summer. Autumn is fast approaching and  activities will be restarting in the village halls.

Besides the usual classes and clubs a number of events have been planned:

Saturday 3rd at 8pm - Huggy Bear Concert at Dalswinton Hall. Tickets £5
Sunday 11th - School Fayre at Duncow School (no further details)
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th  - Mellow Fruitfulness, An Autumn Festval  at Dalswinton
New Yoga Class - Thursday evenings, Dalswinton Hall
Please see the attached posters for more information.
Jean Muir

Secretary Kirkmahoe Community Council

Friday, 26 August 2016

Dobie Davidson

It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that I have to tell you that Dobie Davidson passed away Thursday afternoon 18th August.
The pneumonia he had been treated for and which he had been fighting for weeks finally got too much for him. 

His family were all at the hospital.

His funeral will be on Monday 29th August

at 1pm, Kirkton church, followed by churchyard burial.

May I ask you all to pass the news on to your contacts please?
Kirkton will not be the same without him.
Best regards
Terry Howat

Friday, 12 August 2016

SPEN latest


Scottish Power Energy Networks has confirmed that, following consultation, they have decided not to press ahead with the Strategic Reinforcement Project which would have seen an upgrade of power lines between Auchencrosh in South Ayrshire, to Harker in Cumbria.

Changes in the UK Government subsidies for onshore windfarms and the future mix of power generation in Scotland has been cited as forming part of the decision that the South Ayrshire to Cumbria route would not be cost effective.

A new proposal has been put forward which is restricted to an upgrade of 30 miles between Kendoon and Tongland.  Scottish Power Energy Networks has stated that the revised proposal will provide the appropriate level of infrastructure for our needs and a consultation on this is due to take place in the autumn.

There was a great deal of concern about the original proposal and the effect this would have on communities where new infrastructure was required.  These ranged from how it would impact the landscape to health and safety issues.  Many of these issues still concern the communities between Kendoon and Tongland.

While I am very pleased that the beautiful countryside across Dumfries and Galloway will be largely unaffected by the new proposal, I am also mindful of the Scottish Government’s commitment to achieve 100% of our electricity demand from renewable energy by 2020.

As Labour’s Spokesperson for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, I am keenly aware of the need to pursue green energy if we are going to seriously tackle climate change.  Therefore my delight for the Dumfries and Galloway area is tempered by my desire that we don’t lose sight of the need for alternative green energy sources to be able to connect to the grid. 

I will be reviewing the detail of the new proposals when they are available and I would encourage you to continue your interest in this matter buy contributing to the next consultation which is due in the autumn. 

Claudia Beamish Signature
Claudia Beamish, South Scotland MSP

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Thursday, 11 August 2016

KCC Meeting date


I would like to advise that there has been an error with the date of the next meeting.  This will take place on Wednesday 17 August.

I apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Kind regards

Sam Pryde

Minutes Secretary

Friday, 5 August 2016

KCC MInutes July 2016 Agenda August 2016

KCC Minutes July 2016

KCC Agenda August 2016

National Grid more on pylons

We are pleased to publish the Network Options Assessment (NOA) Methodology 2016/17. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our stakeholders for their help in reviewing and improving this methodology. You can view the methodology on our website. The NOA Report 2016/17 is published at the end of January 2017.

Furthermore, we have published our draft methodology for Offshore Wider Works (OWW) in the same website location as above, and we welcome all comments and feedback for this draft methodology to box.tns.ns.snpt@nationalgrid.com

If you have any further questions or comments then please do not hesitate to contact Kelvin Lambert at Kelvin.Lambert@nationalgrid.com

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Keep Scotland Beautiful Newsletter


This month’s newsletter is available for download now: http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/media/1556692/cus-newsletter-august-2016.pdf

Thank you all so much for the Scotland is certainly even more beautiful place because of all your hard work!

We love to hear from you, so please do keep your stories and pictures coming to cleanup@keepscotlandbeautiful.org or you can chat to us on 01786 471333.  You can also send you Hero of the month nominations to the same address: http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/local-environmental-quality/clean-up-scotland/get-involved/nominate-a-hero/

We hope you enjoy the newsletter and all the Clean Up activities you have planned.

All the best,

The Community Projects Team
Ingrid Roughead
Community Projects Assistant
Keep Scotland Beautiful

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