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New Chairman for the Initiative

At the Initiative AGM on 6 February, Howard Baisden was elected Chairman succeeding Tom Russell who stepped down after 3 years in the post. At the meeting Tom recalled the various activities that the Initiative took part in in 2012.

23 Dec Rare visit by Bittern to Castle Loch

Suzanne Storm sent these photos of a bittern taken by Brian Henderson on 23 December 2012. Read on for more details of this rare visitor. Full scale images available on Flickr.

AECVS Christmas Newsletter

The Christmas Newsletter contains information for organisations/groups, Area Committee Application deadlines, D & G Life Awards, Walk the Walk, Computer Music Sessions etc




Jay-Bee’s Nursery helps hoist Owl Box into location

Well done to the children & Nursery staff from Jay-bee's Nursery who helped the Ranger install a new Tawny Owl box at the Castle Loch. More help needed in the afternoon on Thurs 8 Nov

Want to get fit this winter?

Below is the revised programme of winter activities at the Lochmaben Centre. Come along and join in. Remember individual bookings for the Centre and the Fitness Suite can be made by contacting the Centre on 01387 810599.

Merchant Navy Day--3 Sept

For the first time the Red Ensign was raised on the Lochmaben Town flagpole on Monday 3 September--the annual Merchant Navy Day.


Lochmaben Bells ring in Olympics

People of all ages gathered at the church at 8.12 am on Thursday 27 July to "ring in" the Olympic Games which start this evening in London

Potholes filled in

The Ranger, Ross Gemmell assisted by two members of the Lochmaben Initiative filled in some of the potholes on the track leading to Lochmaben Castle


Several residents of Lochmaben deserve to be congratulated on their recent achievements--Fraser Burnett, Jonathon Sharp, Kris Grant, Rachael Callaghan, Iain Whitty and Peter Diggle

Curling History of Lochmaben now on sale

Lynne Longmore has written a fascinating summary of the earliest Minute Book which belonged to the Lochmaben Curling Society, covering the period of curling in Lochmaben from 1823-1863. Copies are now on sale at the Lochmaben Post Office.

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