Rumi Festival at Chisholme House

We'll see some extra traffic on the valley road over 2nd - 4th August weekend, with visitors attending a festival in honour of the life and legacy of Jalalu'l-Din Rumi, to be held at Chisholme House.  All are welcome.

Rumi, born in Persia in 1207, is held in great regard throughout the world as a person who represents profound meaning for humanity, the words of his poetry and addresses cutting across time and going straight to the heart.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM was attended by a small group of members.  David Apthorp gave a short resume of the business during the last twelve months.  David and Peter Mabey retired as directors and were thanked for their contribution to the CDT, especially David who has acted as Chairman during the year.  Tamsin Growden was co-opted as a director during the year following Keith Powell’s retirement and elected as a director at the meeting together with Ben Young.  This leaves one vacancy for a director to be co-opted during the coming year.  David Pollard expressed interest in filling the vacancy and volunteered to assist with the design of a CDT website.

The accounts were presented and adopted by the meeting. 

Roberton WRI

Joint President, Alison Riddell, welcomed members to the June meeting of the WRI.  She then introduced Police Constable Rory Campbell who gave an excellent and very interesting illustrated talk on his work as an accident investigation officer with Road Traffic Control.  Rory then took the members step by step through an actual accident that had happened at St Mary’s Loch.

The vote of thanks was given by Betty Hopkins.  The raffle winner was Kathleen Jackson.  Competition photo “A Scottish View” was won by Alison Riddell.  The sales table realised £20.40.

Belem Ranger

Our local star ex-racehorse took part in the final of the Retraining of Racehorses Tattersalls Scottish Show Series at the 2013 Royal Highland Show last week. "Belem Ranger" qualified by winning at Kelso Show last July. He went well at the biggest show of his career so far, to come a creditable fifth of 17 entries. The 2013 Champion was "Louisa" ridden by Charlotte Dun.