Jim & Pauline Logan from Gatehouse led a beach walk from Kirkandrews in April 2017 and gave us a lot of information about the various kinds of shells and their inhabitants. Sam Kelly from Kirkcudbright made a video of the event which you can see here:
The 2016 candle-lit Carol Service was held on Sunday the 18th of December. The Kirk was bursting at the seams with 58 people in attendance. Mince pies and mulled wine were enjoyed after the service.This may have also been the first time that we had a dog attending the service. Carl’s Jack Russell terrier seemed to enjoy the occasion. (Click on the picture for a larger version).
On 11th August 2016, local historian and speaker Mike Duguid gave a talk in the kirk about “The Boys of Borgue”, William Nicholson and John MacTaggart. William Nicholson (1782-1849) was known as the Bard of Galloway and is best know for his poem “the Brownie of Blednoch“. There is a memorial to Nicholson outside Borgue school and he is buried in the graveyard in Kirkandrews. John MacTaggart (1800-1830) was an author, poet and engineer and is known for writing the Gallovidian Encyclopaedia as well as engineering works on the Rideau Canal near Ottawa in Canada. Here is Mike introducing the section of the talk about John MacTaggart.
In June 2016 we held a fund-raising wine-tasting event at the kirk. It was very well attended, greatly assisted by providing minibus transport from Kirkcudbright. There were around 30 people participating and they seemed to be enjoying the evening!
Spring Fling Weekend at the end of May 2016. We were serving tea, coffee and snacks in the kirk and hosting a display of wood turning from Galloway Woodturners
Carol Service December 2015 video from Sam Kelly, Kirkcudbright
Kirkandrews Kirk video from Sam Kelly, Kirkcudbright
Kirkandrews Churchyard and surroundings video from Sam Kelly
Coo Palace video from Sam Kelly
YouTube video of sunset photos from the Kirkandrews area