Saturday, 23 December 2017

Monday, 18 December 2017

Thank you and Gritting use the yellow salt and sand bins provided

The organisers of the carol singing would like to extend a big
'Thank you'
to the generous people of Kirkton who donated a record amount - £181.06 - to this year's causes.
Further donations mean that Debra and myaware will each receive £115.03.
Thanks also to the singers and the people who provided such a good spread of food for them.


Gritting - Dumfries and Galloway Council gave up all gritting locally, except the bus routes, several years ago, so no one is responsible for icy pavements etc . They provided grit bins containing grit and salt mix which anyone can use to put on paths or roads in adverse  conditions, please take advantage of them.
Wishing you all a Happy Christmas
Jean Muir
Secretary Kirkmahoe Community Council

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Ciril Ostroznik and the North Solway Ringing Group

Ciril Ostroznik and  North Solway Ringing Group

Ciril’s father, Herman, left the former Yugoslavia, and settled in Ae Village. He brought with him a love of raptors, particularly Sparrowhawks. Herman found employment with the Forestry Commission and, as the only birds of prey in the Scottish Forests were Sparrowhawks in those days, Herman became an expert on Sparrowhawks. During the school holidays the young Ciril would go out with his father. This was the start of Ciril’s lifelong interest in raptors. From an early age he would study the habits of the birds as well as getting in tune with other life in the forest.
 Whilst Herman was working, Ciril would be climbing trees, thus honing the skills which would become invaluable to him, both in his future work, and as a nest builder for large raptors. He became so adept at climbing trees that he relates – “there is not a tree I cannot climb.”
When Ciril left school the obvious job for him was as a wood-cutter with the Forestry Commission. He did this work for many years until he decided to train as a tree surgeon. His climbing skills were now put to good use. 
Being self-employed meant that he was also able to observe raptors in the area and could manage his free time to investigate nests and habitats of the large raptors. This led on to building nests for Ospreys. Indeed not only does he build nests in his own locale, he goes all over Scotland to do this work, such is his renown.
Nowadays, the youngster who is learning the climbing skills is Ciril’s grandson Arron, watched over by both Ciril and his son in law Keith.
As his knowledge of raptors grew Ciril joined the North Solway Ringing Group, just as his father had done before him. This group has been operational for at least fifty years. Since inception the group has grown to around thirty members and helpers. Many of the group have a specialist subject such as owls, kestrels, sea birds, small birds, raptors, etc covering all categories of bird.
All the birds are ringed using metal rings supplied by the British Trust for Ornithology, and the Group rings in the region of ten thousand birds a year. Ringers must have special Training to use the rings.

Metal Ring

Each ring is numbered and  information, such where the bird was found, if in a nest, the number and sex of the young in the nest, is applied to this ring. The ring  number is assigned to the bird for its lifetime, and tells both where it came from and where it flies to. 
The North Solway ringing Group holds  meetings in Castle Douglas and members from Ayrshire also attend.
There are regular times when the public can attend netting sessions to see how the birds are caught and ringed using mist nets (fine mesh nets).The birds are then set free, and can be identified wherever they go. The ringing Group also put up nest boxes and ring the young in the box.

Mist Netting pictured

Canon Netting pictured

If you net shore birds and waders, you require a different type of netting. This is called canon or rocket netting.
The net has one edge attached to the ground, charges are connected up to the nets, which are then fired over the birds. This type of netting should only be undertaken by an experienced team to manage the process. The North Solway Ringing Group do canon netting along the sea shores and often will take boat trips to ring birds on the islands around the Solway.

Ospreys are ringed using both metal and large rings known as Darvic Rings which are made of  Durable Plastic. The large ring number can be seen from the ground allowing for easy identification in other parts of the world where the birds might fly to.  When the Osprey has been ringed The North Solway Ringing group then sends this ring information to Roy Dennis   famous for Conservation of rare birds and the reintroduction of rare species such as white-tailed eagle, and red kite, He catalogues the Ring information and history, which can be accessed by anyone from other parts of the world where the bird might fly to. People from other parts of the world will get all the details of the bird from Roy Dennis from the ring number.

 Osprey showing 
a blue Darvic Ring.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Daytime Social Club

Hello Everyone
The Daytime Social Club is meeting tomorrow at 10.30am in Kirkton Hall for a Christmas treat. The speaker is Dr Hannay from Wigtown who is a versatile and talented musician who covers the origins of pipe music in the world and will treat the group to many forms of pipe music.
There is plenty of time to socialise with old friends and meet new ones whilst refreshments (including mince pies) are being served.
Please encourage anyone who you think may be interested, but does not have emails, to go along
Entrance charge £1
Jean Muir
Secretary Kirkmahoe Community Council

Monday, 11 December 2017

Dates for your Diary Dec 2017

Sunday 17th December - Carol Singing in Kirkton. Meet at the pump 6.30pm with torches. It takes about 2 hours to go around the whole village and is followed by refreshments in Kirkton Village Hall - all welcome
Sunday 24th December - Christmas Carol Service. 6.30pm Dalswinton Barony Church
 C11n - Roadworks, South Lodge, Duncow - There will be temporary roadworks for a couple of days this week for power line refurbishment

Wishing you a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year from the community council
Jean Muir

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Daytime Social Club 14th Dec 17 Kirkton

Please follow this linnk for more information on Dr Hannay who is tracellling all the way from Carsluith to see us. We hope for a great attendance and your support for Dr Hannay on the day. Click here 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Recommended Car Wash The Hand Job Heathall

I went to the car wash. It was an experience. The car was washed with inside door and boot trims hand cleaned. Whilst waiting for the car one is ushered in to a sitting area where you are offered a tea or coffee and can watch TV on a lovely sofa.
When the car wash is complete the tyres have also been treated and there is not a speck of dirt to be seen. The car looks brand new,
This is just the basic wash other levels of cleaning are also on offer.
The business occupies 11-14 Spitfire Road and provides Powder Coating,  Garage and Tyre facilities as well as the excellent car wash, all overseen by congenial host and owner Andy who ensures everything is just perfect for you.

If your car is needing a wash go to the Hand Job. It is better than other car washes in town. You will not be disappointed.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Kirkmahoe Mixed Bag & Heritage Group 24th Nov

The new batch of Kirkmahoe Mixed Bag has been promised for Thursday 23rd
Nov. There is a waiting list of 30, well on the way to the 75 ordered.
If all goes according to plan, the book will be available at the
Kirkmahoe Heritage Group meeting on Friday 24th in Kirkton Hall at
7.30pm. The speaker will be Viv Wood-Gee who tried to trace the drove
roads on horseback from Skye to Smithfield. She delivers a very
entertaining account of her travels. Your support would be appreciated.


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Daytime Social Club November 28th

Road Closure 27th Nov - 7th Dec

The back road between Kirkton and the Quarry is to close on Monday 27th November until Thursday 7th December for BT to complete their work.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Home Energy Scotland:Easterbrook Hall,tomorrow from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm

We have just received information which may be of interest to some of you in houses built before 1919
Home Energy Scotland are holding an event in Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries DG1 4TA tomorrow from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm
They can give free, impartial advice on
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Referrals for available funding
  • There will be expert speakers from Historic Environment Scotland and Home Energy Scotland
  • Free soup if you get there early
Register now
Call 01292 525501
Jean Muir

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

KCC & Exhibiton at Dalswinton Hall on Saturday 11th

Hello Everyone
There will be an exhibition of paintings 
in Dalswinton Hall on Saturday 11th November from 10.30am- 3.30pm 1by Jim & Irene McMichael who are a local photographer and artist who are displaying their work, so come and join us and have a bowl of warming soup.

It is a busy weekend as there is also Connie's book launch in Kirkton Hall on Sunday afternoon, and please remember the Community Council meeting on Wednesday at 7.30pm in Dalswinton Hall
Jean Muir

Monday, 6 November 2017

KCC Minutes & Agenda for November 2017 Connie's Book Launch

KCC Minutes 
KCC Agenda Nov 2017

Hello Everyone
Sunday, November 12th. 2.30-4.30 pm in Kirkton Village Hall

BOOK LAUNCH - Kirkmahoe Mixed Bag (Connie's Book)  is a series of reminiscences by long-term and previous residents, compiled by Connie Davidson and John and Morag Williams. It will be launched in Kirkton Village Hall next Sunday afternoon. Entertainment by Duncow School Choir and local musicians. Free admission, donations to Erskine Hospital.

Wednesday 15th November 7.30 pm in Dalswinton Hall
Kirkmahoe Community Council meeting -please see attached agenda and draft minutes of September meeting

Jean Muir


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Please report anti-social behaviour

Recently there has been various incidents of Antisocial behaviour in Kirkton. Kennedy Anderson our Community Police Officer, is looking in to the episode of the defibrillator vandalism etc. We have also been told that eggs have also been thrown at windows and cars.
Kennedy Anderson our Community Police Officer, has said that ANY and EVERY incident of anti-social behaviour needs to be reported to him so he can build up the big picture of what’s happening in Kirkton.You can report incidents via our Community email address or message us here.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Book Launch & Daytime Social Club

Advance Notice of Launch Of Connie’s Book on Kirkmahoe November 12th 2017 Remembrance Sunday 2.30-4.30 pm Afternoon Tea in Kirkton Hall Free Admission. Donations to Erskine Hospital

Monday, 16 October 2017

SEPA & Met Office Amber Warning High Winds

Hello Everyone

We have an amber warning from SEPA and the Met Office for winds in excess of 60mph this evening.

There is a strong possibility of trees blowing down as they still have their leaves on them, so we can expect disruption to electricity/phones and roads

The local police have activated their website where you can report incidents and they have already put up advice. Please do not travel unless absolutely necessary. More news

If you have an emergency and cannot get through to the emergency services or council we have contact details of local people who may be able to help you.

Kirkmahoe Resilience Team
Jean Muir 01387 710216              mobile  0743 790 0702/07826751046
Hugh Johnstone 01387 710121
John Duncan 01387 740248 
Peter Landale 01387 740220 mobile  0780134485

Terry Howat 01387 710903

Jean Muir

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Information wanted, and dates for your diary

Hello Everyone
  • The defibrillator and phone box in Kirkton have been vandalised recently, if anyone has any information,please can you let me know
There is plenty happening in the next few weeks
  • This Saturday 7th October - Community Party to Celebrate Robert the postman's retirement. 5pm - 9pm Kirkton Village Hall.
  • Friday 13th October - Quiz Night, Kirkton Hall in aid of Hall Funds. 7.30pm Kirkton Village Hall. All welcome
  • Saturday 14th October - Coffee Morning, Dalswinton Village Hall. 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Kirkmahoe Rural are having a talk about Wocjek the Soldier Bear at 7.30pm Wednesday 11th October. There will be a collection of 'pre-loved' bears
    for the project A Million Teddies for Wojtek which sends toys to children all over the World. If you are not a Rural member but wish to donate a bear, they can be handed in to Jennifer Johnstone 4, John Crabbe Crescent, Kirkton or Doreen Martin at Lochbank (on Kirktonfield Road)
Jean Muir

Secretary Kirkmahoe Community Council

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Update from Ciril on his work with Birds of Prey

Kirkmahoe News has once more been chatting with Ciril Ostroznik about his work with raptors. Ciril is a licensed ringer who also has special permission to work alongside the Forestry Commission Conservation Department.
In the past 50 years there has been a huge change in the way forests are managed. They have been opened up providing clear areas which allow for bird flight which in turn allows the raptors to hunt for food. By managing the forests this way, the Forestry Commission has provided the ideal habitat for the rare birds we now have in our region.
The Forestry Commission also has a Conservation Department which monitors these birds and when one is identified this department ensures that the area around where this bird is living is never disturbed. When a bird has been spotted in an area of forest Ciril identifies the location of the nest and liaises with this department to make them aware of the exact site. Another of Ciril’s tasks is to build Osprey nests, and he tells us there are now sixteen active nests in our region.
Ciril is a member of the Dumfries & Galloway Raptor Study Group which monitors all birds of prey. They work as a group and if a bird is spotted, again, Ciril will firstly find the nest, and secondly, liaise with the Forestry Commission so that they can protect that location.
It is 34 years since Ciril found his first Gos Hawk’s nest in Ae Forest. Prior to this there was only Buzzards and Sparrowhawks. Nowadays there are a lot more Goshawks in our forests. They are successful raptors as they are not selective eaters. In fact they will eat anything particularly crows, wild pigeons and jays.
The great success of this conservation has been the sighting of Honey Buzzards in Galloway Forest Park. They are selective eaters, foraging for honeycombs of social wasps to feed the grubs to their young. When the wasps die down they eat young frogs. A Honey Buzzard’s nest is littered with honeycombs , thus of course, the name Honey Buzzard.
When Ciril rings the birds they can be followed on their migration. He tells the story of a nest of 2 male osprey chicks and one female chick, which he had ringed. After they flew off, the female, was spotted in the Channel Islands flying, playing games and having a lot of fun with a young Peregrine Falcon. Someone managed to take a picture of this and was lucky to record such a rare sighting of an Osprey in the Channel Islands.
Red Kites are also flourishing in our region since they were re-introduced, and we, in Kirkmahoe, can see them regularly around the Newlands Estate area.
Another interesting aspect which Ciril has noticed is, that because there are more large raptors, they are taking over the forests, and pushing out the smaller birds of prey such as the Sparrowhawks  to smaller woods.
Because of the Conservation work done by the Forestry Commission and the Raptor Study Group of Dumfries & Galloway we would not be so fortunate to have these beautiful and rare birds visiting our area. As Ciril says,”It all revolves around a good habitat, and it is just perfect now.”
Ciril’s son in law and grandson are now in training to carry on his work with raptors, when he retires.
As a little foot note you may remember seeing pictures of the White Leucistic Buzzard which lives in the Galloway Forest Park. He is now eleven years old which is way beyond life expectancy for a white bird. We think he now deserves a name, can you think of one? Ciril will choose the name he thinks will suit this buzzard best.
Suggested names to

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Rain warning for this area

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A weather warning for heavy rain has been issued for a slice of southern Scotland.
The yellow "be aware" alert runs from 17:00 on Tuesday until 08:00 on Wednesday with a "small chance" of flooding of homes and businesses.
The Met Office said the rain could lead to spray and difficult driving conditions.
However, a warning of potential winds gusting up to 75mph overnight has now been cancelled.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Kirkmahoe Concerts Robin Williamson 8th Sept

Not long to go until Robin Williamson at Thomas Tosh in Thornhill Friday 8 Sept. Tickets at the door from 7.30pm

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Cream Teas & School Fayre

Hello Everyone
I hope you are having a good summer.Here are two community events which you might like to support

Tomorrow, Sunday 27th August. Kirkmahoe Church are hosting Cream Teas in the church at Kirkton 2pm - 4pm. All welcome

Sunday 17th September. Duncow School are holding their School Fayre 11am - 2pm. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

62 Edible Wild Plants That You Didnt Know You Can Eat

We have been sent this extremely interesting info from the editor of Basis Gear, and outdoor and survival site.

There is no  need to feel hungry when you are out and about with no food. You will understand why when you read the info on the following link.

There is also other valuable info on this site for those who go hiking.

Perhaps not all the plants mentioned will be found here as this is an American author.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

David Clark honoured by the Queen

We are sure everyone will wish to pass on Congratulations to David.

Read more here:-
David Clark honoured

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

KCC Minutes May17 Agenda June 17 Road Works and UK GovernmentTerrorism advice

Minutes May 17

Agenda June 17

Hello Everyone
1)Dumfries and Galloway Council have given notice that they will be resurfacing the C11n Heathhall- Auldgirth Road when the weather permits over the next few weeks. The notices said the road would be closed in sections and diversions set up, but when I phoned them they assured me that it would not be closed but they would be resurfacing in sections and there would be hold -ups.
2) The next meeting of Kirkmahoe Community Council will be on Wednesday June 21st in Dalswinton Hall. Please find attached the agenda and draft minutes of the last meeting

3) We have been asked to pass on the following information:
As a result of the UK Government raising the threat level for international terrorism to Critical, meaning an attack is expected imminently, please take the opportunity to consider what you can do.
Download – The CitizenAid app is a new public information video to show how ordinary people can take extraordinary actions to save lives in the immediate aftermath of an explosion.

Watch – The Run Hide Tell video provides advice for the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.

Keep updated – Keep up to date with Police and Government updates in relation to terrorism through local, national and social media outlets.

Alert – If you suspect someone is involved in terrorism in any way contact Police Scotland on 101 or report your suspicions online. To report an immediate terrorist threat call 999 or 

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Road Resurfacing - details below

Hello Everyone
Just to let you know that we have received information that there will be resurfacing etc work on the C11n on June 9th at Carnsalloch and Duncow but the road will not be closed
There will be more work on the road involving closures and diversions later in June.
Jean Muir

Secretary Kirkmahoe Community Council

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

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(copy and paste into your URL)

Just click the Like button at the bottom of the picture on the facebook page.

The reason we need folks to Like the page is that you will often receive urgent information, and news of the area which tends to reach people more quickly than the blog does.

Please also invite your friends to Like the page too.

Thursday, 11 May 2017


Jackie Bodle has asked me to pass on the following message about an attack just outside our area.

'I've been asked to send this email as a house in Auldgirth was broken into on May 4th and the children's chickens were killed with stones.

It was a political and racist attack.

If anybody saw or heard anything suspicious please call the police on 101.

I appreciate some of you are not in the Auldgirth area but may have seen something unusual on the road to Kirkton between 8.30am to 11pm'.


Jean Muir

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Huggy Bear

HUGGY BEAR plays to help Kirkton Hall!

Kirkton Hall is aiming to have a big dance night on Saturday April 22nd to help strengthen their funds – which have been working hard this year!
The music for the evening is being supplied by very popular local band, HUGGY BEAR, who will have the hall rocking to sounds from the sixties right through to the noughties. A licensed bar will be on hand to slake the thirst of the dancers.
Kirkton Hall is a very busy place, hosting events and activities on every week day, with private hires appearing on many weekends. Whether it’s Pilates, Tai Chi, Badminton, Bowls or Old Time Dancing that sparks your fancy, Kirkton Hall is the place to come.  The fabric of the hall, of course, is always  requiring of attention and, this year, window refurbishment, front steps upgrade and interior redecoration are on the agenda. Hence the need for a good fundraiser.

The hall always provides a very warm, welcoming atmosphere on “events evenings” and it will really shine on Huggy Bear dance night. The fun begins at 7.30pm 

Monday, 10 April 2017

KCC Agenda Minutes & Resilience Arpil 2017




Hello Everyone
An important community date for your diary – Saturday 22nd April – A busy day in Kirkmahoe, two opportunities to catch up with friends and neighbours (and incidentally contribute to local projects).

1)Discover Kirkmahoe are hosting a fund raising Daffodil Tea/Coffee Morning and Table Top Sale in Kirkton Village Hall at 10.30 – 13.30. Crafts, bric-a-brac, collectibles, preserves etc and a raffle will be available as well as tea, coffee and home baking. Come along and join us for a fun morning.
Money raised will go towards a book of local walks which will be distributed free of charge to Kirkmahoe households, and hopefully to allow us to provide benches and bird and bat boxes at a few locations on the walks. 

Admission is 50p for adults and free for children.  Refreshments - tea/coffee/cold drink, and a selection of cakes and scones is £2.

2) Dance to popular live local band ‘Huggy Bear’ who will be playing at Kirkton Hall from 7.30pm till late. You are guaranteed a great night with music from the 60’s to the present; and if you’re not up for dancing why not just come and listen?

Licenced bar and raffle with fabulous prizes. Money raised will help towards a proposed refurbishment of the Hall.

Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door available from Terry Howat (01387 710903) or David Muir (01387 71026)

3) Also the next Kirkmahoe Community Council meeting is on Wednesday 19th April at 7.30pm in Dalswinton Hall,agenda and minutes attached.

Please forward this information to anyone who you think might be interested
Jean Muir

Secretary Kirkmahoe CC

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Sad fate of the Village Green Crocuses

Image may contain: plant, grass, outdoor and nature                                                               It is sad for us to report that the crocuses we planted with the children do not seem to have their flowers which should now be dying back and are necessary for enrichment of the bulb for next year.Many would appear to have been trampled on.

Image may contain: plant, grass, outdoor and nature

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Message from Police and Coming events

Hello Everyone
Our community police have issued the following warning of recent activity locally
  •      Door step crime / Bogus Workmen - Please do not accept work from workmen / doorstep salesmen turning up unannounced at your door.
  •      Phone / Internet Fraud - Do not pass out bank details to anyone phoning you pertaining to be from Banks, Microsoft, Fraud Squad, etc.
 If suspicious then please contact Police at the time.
If anyone wishes a security survey or further crime prevention advice then please contact us via this email address 

Roadworks - probably you already have found out that there will be minor road works on the C11n at Skew Bridge just before Auldgirth from 10-13 March

Coming Events
Kirkmahoe Community Council -meeting this Wednesday 15th March, 7.30pm Kirkton Hall,preceded by Resilience subcommittee at 6.30pm.
Two posters for other imminent events:

Jean Muir
Secretary Kirkmahoe Community Council
Please let me know if you would like your name taken off our emailing list

Saturday, 11 March 2017


Our defibrillator is located outside Kirkton Village Hall and is registered with Scottish Ambulance Service.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

SPEN Feedback report and Reinforcement Project

Thank you for your interest in SP Energy Networks’ Kendoon to Tongland 132kV Reinforcement Project, which concerns our proposals to replace part of the electricity network in Dumfries and Galloway.

We have now reviewed our proposals against the feedback we received during the second round of consultation on preferred routes, which took place between October and December last year. Our responses to the questions raised, including how these have influenced the design of the project, are detailed in a summary of feedback report.

You can view and download a copy of our feedback report on our project website at

 The report and a separate document containing the appendices can be found on the project documents page.

Hard copies of the report and other relevant associated documents will be available from the following local information points by mid March. NB Opening hours may be subject to change and we recommend calling before making a special trip to avoid a wasted journey.

Information points

Dalry Library, Main Street, St Johns Town of Dalry, DG7 3UP. Tel: 01644 430234. Opening hours: Tuesday 12pm – 3:30pm, Friday 10am to 12pm reopen 1pm to 4:30pm.

Kirkcudbright Library, High Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JW. Tel: 01557 331240. Opening hours: Monday 1 to 5pm, Tuesday/Wednesday 10am to 4pm, Thursday 10am to 2pm, Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm.

Dumfries Ewart Library, Catherine Street, Dumfries, DG1 1JB. Tel: 01387 253820. Opening hours: Monday 9am to 6:30pm, Tuesday 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 9am to 6:30pm, Thursday 9am to 6pm, Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Dumfries Planning Office, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2HS. Opening hours: Normal office hours.

We plan to carry out another round of consultation later in 2017 and we will be back in touch to let you know more about this when details are available.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please call our KTR community relations team on 0800 157 7353 or email us at>.

If you no longer wish to receive updates relating to this project, please reply to this message using the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the message header.

Kind regards
Community Relations Team
Kendoon to Tongland 132kV Reinforcement Project
T: 0800 157 7353

Monday, 6 March 2017

Viking Hoard talk 24th March Kirkton Hall

KCC Resilience Agenda & Minutes February 2017

There will be an ordinary meeting of Kirkmahoe Community Council on Wednesday 15th March 2017, Kirkton Hall at 7.30pm



1.    People present
2.    Minutes of January meeting  and Resilience Subcommittee
3.    Matters arising from minutes
4.    Treasurer’s report
5.    Police Report
6.    Councillor’s report
7.    Planning Matters
8.    Kirkton Village Green
9.    Resilience      
12.Any other competent business
13.Date and place of next meeting

Jean Muir

Friday, 3 March 2017

Monday, 27 February 2017

Bingo Kirkton Friday 3rd March 2017

This Friday 3/3/17 Family Prize Bingo at Kirkton Hall. 

 All ages welcome. 

 Free Irish Bingo game for under 18s.  

Light refreshments and snacks.  Raffle.  

Free entry.

Come and have some fun.  Doors open 7pm Eyes down 7:30pm.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Dates for your diary

This Week
Tuesday 28th February
- Kirkmahoe Daytime Social Club meet at 10.30am in Kirkton Hall for coffee/tea and a chat, with talk by Gwen Kirkwood on her Life and Published Novels. Entrance £1.
Friday 3rd March - Bingo Night - Kirkton Hall. Are you having a quiet TV night in?  Then don't miss out on the Social Family Fun. Prizes, snacks and refreshments. Doors open 7.00pm. Eyes down 7.30pm.We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday 4th March - Spring Coffee Morning, Dalswinton Hall.10.30 - 12.30. All welcome

Saturday 18th March - Discover Kirkmahoe is leading a Community Walk.We are meeting for tea/coffee in the Heathhall Garden Centre, followed by a walk back to Kirkton on the path across the fields. 
Either join us on the 09:58 bus from the Kirkton village (09:50 at Dalswinton) or make your own way to the Garden Centre.
Dogs are welcome in the outdoor covered area of the Coffee Shop and on the walk. Friends and family are welcome.
If you would like a lift to Heathhall, please ring Alice (07762845194).  If you don't want to walk, do join us for the tea/coffee and we'll arrange transport home if required.

Dates for your diary
Saturday 22nd April - Discover Kirkmahoe will be holding a Coffee Morning/Daffodil Tea, with Sales tables and Raffle in Kirkton Hall.  We hope that the sales will be of collectibles, toys, crafts etc.  If you would like to have a table (£10 for a large, £8 for a small one), please contact Irene 01387 710060 or Alice 01387 710523.

Saturday April 22nd - Dance, Dance, Dance to Huggy Bear live in Kirkton Hall. A great night of music from the 60's to to the noughties. 7.30pm until Midnight. Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door from Terry Howat (01387 710903) and David Muir (01387 710216)

Saturday 29th April - Kirkmahoe Concerts Open Mic and Special Guests. Dalswinton Hall. 7.00 - 10.00pm

Saturday 6th May - Craft Fair Coffee Morning Dalswinton Hall, 10.30am - 12.30pm