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Anniversary!

It was our 40th wedding anniversary on 3rd January. We spent a couple of days up in Ayr with relatives and friends and attended the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s New Year concert. The picture is from a walk at Culzean Castle more »

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More July Activities

Wine o’ Clock has been taking place most Friday evenings through the year but it’s good to be able to venture outdoors now that we have a taste of summer weather. There are still a few fleece jackets in evidence more »

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Wine Tasting at Kirkandrews Kirk

In early June we held a wine tasting fund-raiser in the wee kirk at Kirkandrews. The event was very well attended, helped enormously by the provision of a mini-bus to transport people from and back to Kirkcudbright. Twelve wines were more »

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Kirkcudbright Choral Concert

The Winter concert for the Kircudbright Choral Society took place in the newly-refurbished Cochran Hall in Kirkcudbright on Sunday evening. Gabrielle and a number of our local friends were performing. The choir were accompanied by some very good professional musicians, more »

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Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival

The Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival takes place over a long weekend in June. This year, we went to a dinner concert at the Auld Alliance restaurant, featuring local ace pianist, Tom Kincaid. On the Sunday evening we saw a gypsy jazz more »

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Panto Time

December is pantomime time and Gabrielle was performing in the Kirkcudbright panto this year. The pantomime was “Aladdin” and Gabrielle took the part of Scheherazade who introduces the two acts of the show and delivers the closing speech. She was more »

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Nithraid

The Nithraid is a celebration of the River Nith in Dumfries. It takes place on the highest tide of the Autumn Equinox and the main event is a dinghy sailing race following the tide up the estuary, negotiating a number more »

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Outdoor Art around the Clints of Dromore

Last weekend we went for a hike over the Clints of Dromore. The Clints form a rocky ridge overlooking the head of the Fleet Valley a few miles inland from Gatehouse of Fleet. The walking route is well way marked more »

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Panto

Gabrielle was in the chorus for the Kirkcudbright Pantomime this year. There were three sold-out performances with plenty of the usual audience participation. The venue was the Kirkcudbright Church Hall which could have benefited from a larger stage area. Here’s more »

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Glenkiln Sculptures

The Glenkiln sculptures are a collection of works by Henry Moore and others that are out on display in a quiet little valley north west of Dumfries. They were installed by local landowner Sir William “Tony” Keswick between 1951 and more »

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