Borgue Litter Pickers

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.

E-Bike Event at Cream o’ Galloway on 20th November

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.

Aid For Ukraine in Kirkcudbright

Nick Morris at the Station House Cookery school has set up a pop-up space to collect donations for Ukraine from Friday 4th March to Friday, 17th March. He is working with MOOL & OPIR (aid convoy to Ukrainian refugees in Poland). Nick lived & worked in Ukraine for 20 years. Click on the image below for more information.

Suggested items for donation are:

For Babies

Baby clothes up to 1 year old, Dummies, Blankets, Wash cloths, Carriers, Warm clothing, Hats and mittens

For Women

Packets of new underwear, Breast pads, Hats and gloves, Thermal clothing, Muslins, Slings for carrying babies (not bulky carriers)

For Everyone

Shoes, trainers, Towels, Blankets, Sleeping bags


Solid soap, Toothbrushes, Hairbrushes,  Combs

Super Save in Kirkcudbright has a list of items that you can buy – gloves, meds, socks etc. for all budgets.

Please put in a note of love and support – or even a picture – we want people to know that we really thinking about them!

You can also donate money to purchase medicine, food, water and clothing via the Station House Cookery School web site by clicking on the image above.

Volunteers will be needed to accept donations from this Friday 4th March till 17th March (M-F) from  10am – 4pm.

Please contact Mary Kate Brown (email: mobile: 07719720587) if you are able to volunteer. There will be two shifts per day, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The final sorting & packing of donations will take place at the MOOL depot in Dfs. There will be some sorting at the pop up – ie if donations are soiled, broken or not needed they will be put aside.

Knockbrex Hill Viewpoint Panoramas

A set of panorama panels, featuring paintings by Ann Butler, has been installed at the Knockbrex Hill viewpoint overlooking Ardwall Island. These panels were created as part of the Borgue PLACE project, sponsored by the Galloway and South Ayrshire Biosphere and the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project collected and analysed place names and field names from around the Borgue area.

The panels illustrate the views in four directions and during the four seasons. Places of interest and field names are labelled and examples of local wildlife are also included. Images of the panels are from Richard Ryall.

View in spring towards Borgue
Summer view of Ardwall Island
Winter view towards the north

The panels were unveiled at a small gathering on Knockbrex Hill on 12th January 2022.

Many thanks to David and Dora Austin, who farm the surrounding land from Boreland of Girthon, for their help with the field names project and for installing the panels.

Click here for more information on Borgue field names.