Petition to Save the Viking Hoard for Galloway

Galloway’s Viking Hoard should be displayed in the local area and not be lost to Edinburgh.

 

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Why is this important?

The magnificent Galloway Viking Hoard, buried in the region’s soil 1,000 years ago for safekeeping, should have its home in Kirkcudbright’s new art gallery. We are calling on Fiona Hyslop to help make sure this happens. This would make Scotland’s 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology something to celebrate.

You can sign the petition here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-viking-hoard-for-galloway

or to send the following letter to the persons indicated.   Download letter (pdf):  GVHCG letter

 

Music Group

Enabling all children to participate in and appreciate musical performance and to bring music to all sections of the community

Meeting in Cochran Hall, 7.00 p.m. Thursday 19th January 2017:

Notes and Action Points

Attending: Anthony Tuffery, Paul Tebay, John Frew, Hannah Gill, John Lawson, Leon McCaig, Ruth Paterson, Kathleen Picken, Colin Saul, John Womersley

Apologies: Sheila McKean (Gatehouse Musical Society; David McHale (GMS and Kbt. Development Trust); Jane Richardson (Kbt. Choral Society); Mike Duguid (Rotary)

Head Teacher’s perspective: to give all children of all abilities the opportunity to play music beyond the classroom in the widest range of settings. By bringing people from the town and further afield to the School, and Schoolchildren into the community, the School can be brought to the heart of the community and Kirkcudbright become as re-known for Art in its widest sense as for its Artists. The two-year funding from the Holywood Trust and other sources will be used for extracurricular tuition and performance and is a further step in building up music facilities, equipment and performance that began three years ago and it is hoped will continue for many years to come. Sustainability will therefore be a key consideration.

Points emerging from discussion:

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Can you help?

Kirkcudbright Development Trust have secured funding for three years to deliver youth activities in Kirkcudbright. We need a building/room to operate from and would ask that if anyone knows of a premises we can use, to get in touch with Amy on 01671 820654. The type of premises we need is one room which can be used permanently, which has a toilet and ease of access. We have a small amount of money to cover rent and other costs.

(posted 22/11/16)

2016 Kirkcudbright Food Festival

A wonderful celebration of exquisite food and drink from the best in the industry!

Our food festival this year is taking on a completely new format and we are extremely excited to introduce to you to our NEW Kirkcudbright Food Festival!

We have LOTS to fill your weekend with fabulous food, drink and entertainment. So far our programme contains talks, debates, cooking demonstrations, competitions, street food, fabulous producers, several venues throughout the town, a gin bar, local specialty nights. Nick Nairn will take to the stage to demonstrate his flawless cooking skills to produce a wonderful dish using local produce.

DON’T MISS IT!

Kirkcudbright Gets Set To Welcome The Kelpie Maquettes

picnic welcomeArticle published 21/07/16

Kirkcudbright harbour will see a throng of activity on the 25 th July as the Kelpie Maquettes roll into town. The kelpies are set to arrive at 2.30 with an official unveiling taking place at 7.15. A piper, a festivities princess ,heavy shire horses and a ukulele band will create a jamboree atmosphere for the arrival of these equine structures. Visitors and locals alike are invited to bring a picnic and view the proceedings from Moat Brae.

Fast becoming an international Scottish icon, with appearances in New York, Chigago and at the prestigious Ryder Cup. The Maquettes have been helping to shine a light on Scotland in general and
their home town of Falkirk in particular since they were created in 2014. The Maquettes are a miniature version of the world famous Kelpies which are the 100 foot high horse heads situated in
the Helix regeneration park between Falkirk and Grangemouth.

Created by renowned Scottish Sculptor Andy Scott, the Maquettes are exact replicas of the Kelpies and were in fact created first as one tenth size models to base the full sized 300 tonne Kelpies on.

They will be on loan to Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail from the 25th July until the 29th August.

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Kirkcudbright Development Trust Questionnaire – April 2016

We aim to collect as many questionnaires as possible but undoubtedly we will miss some people. However you can still get involved by handing in your questionnaire to either the library or Festivities Charity Shop.  You must do this by Saturday 14th May.  Your views and support are important to us.

A PDF copy of the questionnaire can be downloaded and printed out from here:-

Kirkcudbright Gets Set To Welcome The Kelpie Maquettes

Kelpie Maquettes

Published 23/02/16

Fast becoming an international Scottish icon, with appearances in New York, Chicago and at the prestigious Ryder Cup, The Kelpie Maquettes have been helping to shine a light on Scotland in general and their home town of Falkirk in particular since they were created in 2014. The maquettes are a miniature version of the world famous Kelpies which are the 100 foot high horse heads situated in the Helix regeneration park between Falkirk and Grangemouth.

Created by renowned Scottish Sculptor Andy Scott, the maquettes are exact replicas of the Kelpies and were in fact created first as one tenth size models to base the full sized 300 tonne Kelpies on.

They will be on loan to Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail from the 25th July until the 29th August 2016.

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