Public Hall External Clean-up

Borgue Hall Committee are looking for volunteers to help with clearance of weeds/bushes etc all around the external area of the hall, just to clear it up. The refurbishments inside are ongoing and they feel that it would be great if they could get some help in cleaning up the garden area around the Hall. They would really appreciate any volunteers to come along on Friday 26th July 2024 At 10 a.m. Tea/coffee will be supplied and if you could bring biscuits to share that would be great. Thanks all – hope to see you there.

Cream o’ Galloway to Re-open

The Cream o’ Galloway ice cream business has been taken over by Paul Hodgson, the owner of Brymor Ice Cream in North Yorkshire. The Visitor Centre will re-open on 14th October.

Paul Hodgson

Paul made the following comments on the Cream o’ Galloway Facebook page:

“We are delighted to be collaborating with the team at Cream of Galloway, and I’m pleased that re-opening the visitor centre secures the jobs of the current members of staff. Many people have had wonderful and happy times at Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre over the years, and long may this continue.

Cream o’ Galloway is a fabulous, cherished, and loved ice cream, and we are looking forward to increasing the stockists for it. Production of ice cream on-site has already increased, and the visitor centre will re-open on Saturday 14th October.

There are numerous synergies and similarities to Brymor in North Yorkshire, which is also a quality farm-made ice cream. We are looking forward to building upon the excellent legacy created by David and Wilma Finlay. On a personal note, it is particularly exciting to come back home to Galloway.”

Cream o’ Galloway ice cream will continue to be made to the same recipe and range of flavours, such as the hugely popular flavours of Gooseberry & Elderflower and Caramel Shortbread.

Brymor, based at High Jervaulx Farm, Masham, has been manufacturing award winning premium dairy ice cream on the farm for 40 years. The new ownership has been agreed in principle pending completion later this year.

Brymor shares much in common with Cream o’ Galloway, including a farm-based ice cream parlour, café and visitor attraction alongside ice cream and sorbet manufacturing, of a wide range of flavours.

The company is also recognised for the high quality of its ice cream. Brymor won awards at the Great Yorkshire Show earlier this year for their Madagascan Vanilla and Amarena Black Cherry Whim Wham ice cream, and has previously secured prestigious 3-star accolades at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards.

Goodbye Cream o’ Galloway!

Out on the Cream o’ Galloway Nature Trail

Today is the last day of opening for the Cream o’ Galloway visitor centre. The ice-cream making business has been sold to a new operator so hopefully we will be able to continue to enjoy their excellent ice creams. The Ethical Dairy will continue to make artisan cheeses which will be available in local outlets. The Ethical Dairy farm tours will continue and the nature trails will remain open to visitors.

A big thank you to Wilma and David Finlay who have grown the business over the last 30 years, pioneering the development of organing and regenerative farming practices.