The Borgue Field Names exhibition is on display at the Stewartry Museum in Kirkcudbright until January 2024. There will also be a talk about the Borgue Field names by Michael Ansell in Kirkcudbright Parish Church Hall on Wednesday 25 October, from 7 to 9p.m.
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.
The Borgue Annual Open Flower Show will take place in Borgue Public Hall on Saturday 12th August 2023. Click on the image below to read the guide to entering the show.
James Finlay from Rainton Farm (Cream o’ Galloway) celebrated his 100th birthday on May 16th. Here’s the gathering at the Tuesday Coffee Morning singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to him.
The roads around Borgue are now looking a lot cleaner since the inaugural outing of the Borgue Litter Pickers on 14th April. 15 people turned out for the session and made good use of the hi-vis vests, pickers, gloves and bags provided by Dumfries & Galloway Council.
21 bags of rubbish were collected and hauled back to Borgue for collection by the council. There will be other opportunities for getting involved so keep an eye on the Borgue Commnnity Facebook page for more information.
There will be a chance to find out about electric bicycles from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 20th at Cream o’ Galloway. The event is sponsored by Borgue Community Council and the Cycling UK Shift programme. Local bicycle businesses will be on hand to answer questions about e-bikes and, weather permitting, you will be able to try out different styles of e-bike. Click on the image below for more information.
The iconic building of Borgue Church has recently been purchased by Borgue Resident Tigger MacGregor. She has set up a web site with more information and a request for ideas about how the church could be used in the Borgue community. Click here to visit the web site.
Donald Tait has written a fascinating booklet about the history of the Borgue Hotel. You can buy a copy of the booklet from the Borgue Hotel or click on the image below to read the booklet online.
We had the opportunity to get a skip, sponsored by the Solway Firth Partnership, to collect rubbish that had accumulated over a period of several years along the stretch of coast between Kirkandrews and Carrick. A team of local volunteers set to work over a fine, sunny weekend in March to fill the skip.