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Posted by Kay Astles on 02/07/2017

Fab tea and cake! Glad we made the effort to stop off on our way north, brought back great memories and has hardly changed.

Posted by Kay Astles on 19/06/2017

Myself and sister also attended Eskdalemuir School in the early 70's, we lived on the observatory as our father worked there for a while. I have to say I have the happiest memories of the school, Mrs Cutteridge, Mrs Cartner and the wonderful time we had there......I even remember my first day! Being in the brownies, snowball fights and getting the minibus to school as well as Scottish dancing and the lovely friends I had. Hoping to make a visit in a few days time all the way from the Channel Islands, to see what a great job you have done at the Hub.

Posted by Tom Orr on 09/11/2016

I visited the cafe a couple of times last Saturday. Thank you for being there. The chocolate muffin and coffee were excellent and the service friendly.

Posted by sule dasuki on 19/09/2016   Email

very impressive site please keep it up

Posted by Ali and Martin on 20/06/2016

We popped in today for lunch, just happened to be driving past. The service was friendly and welcoming, the atmosphere was great even though it was a quiet Monday. The food was lovely and fresh, very nice salad to go with our sandwiches. Huge pot of tea and we treated ourselves to hot rice pudding with jam to finish. Highly recommend!

Posted by Catherine on 16/06/2016   Email

I recently attended the willow sculpture workshop , I leaned a fair bit given it was only a day . I enjoyed the day very much Trveor was led the workshop well and there was a lot of sharing of ideas and ways of working with willow . I would love for there to more of this kind of workshop.

Posted by Karen on 06/06/2016   Email

Had a fantastic day weaving willow sculpture in the sun on Saturday 4th June at The Hub. Thanks to Trevor Leat for his inspiration and guidance and to everyone who came along for a really enjoyable day. Very much looking forward to more craft workshops and hope that Trevor comes back again soon. Big thanks to Kathy for organising. Karen, Ettrick

Posted by Eileen Sangye Longworth on 05/06/2016

Thanks so much to all involved in the Willow Basket Weaving Workshop. It was a fabulous day spent with friends being creative in beautiful sunshine. Trevor is a very laid back tutor allowing personal creativity as well as teaching the finite details. So looking forward to more arty crafty events.

Posted by Clare Rogerson on 05/06/2016

Thanks for hosting the willow sculpture session. Good to get a bit of experience to guide us. Great seeing such a vast range of creations made on the day. :)

Posted by nyk zietara on 04/06/2016   Email

the willow weekend with trevor leat organised by kathy walker was a lot of fun in the sunshine..everyone went home with their creations a little tired but happy...lovely folk...recommend xxx

Posted by Lorna on 06/05/2016

Really enjoyed the raw chocolate making Workshop yesterday!

Posted by brian wardell on 19/04/2015

I called at the bistro 18/04/15 and had tea and one of the best scones ive ever tasted,I will be back for the all day breakfast next time.Thank you to the very friendly staff and all the very best in your new venture

Posted by Graeme Briggs on 02/03/2015   Email

Had our first visit on Sunday to the bistro and were overwhelmed with the quality, presentation of food and service from very helpful staff. Would definitely recommend it and look forward to the next time!

Posted by maga on 29/12/2014   Email

hi, this is good

Posted by Paul Nelis on 22/12/2014

HI all, great to have worked with the Health & Social Care working group in the area. The HUB is a fantastic space and is only there by the vision and hard work of some really inspiring people in the community. Keep up the great work. Paul

Posted by Jonas Savimbi on 11/12/2013

Hello kind people. I am using magical internet from Kinshasa in Congo ... My village hall is better the yours!! and made of sticks!

Posted by Nick on 10/09/2013

The updated site is looking tidy and clearly laid out. Well done Brian Susie and Sian

Posted by South Kintyre Development Trust on 21/02/2013

Congratulations of your successful GCA bid! I am hoping ours will be as successful as yours.

Posted by Keith Hurst on 17/01/2013

Congratulations on your lottery funding. As someone who llived at the Observatory in the 70s and early 80s, attended Eskdalemuir primary school and saw Samye Linq grow from it's humble beginings, I am so glad that you have secured some funding to move the community forward. Bet of luck :) - Keith

Posted by John Fletcher. on 24/12/2011   Email


Posted by James M Anderson on 24/11/2011   Email

In the war I worked on a farm in Boreland

Posted by John Fletcher on 02/08/2011   Email

Many years ago (circa 1926 to 1930) I delivered milk to the observatory. Sixpence a week, real money. My best mate John Hogg, sadly no longer with, us lived in Glazebrook House. I left Davington to seek my fortune further a field 1935 and still looking. I would like to hear what happened to the school please. Best wishes and regards John Fletcher.

Posted by Lisa Walmsley on 17/07/2011   Email

As a child I lived on the observatory so I often remember the wonderfull memories I have of the school, Mrs Cutteridge and Mrs Jeffreys teaching and the people of the community. It is good to know that there is still the strong bond of wanting to sustain the community spirit and services which have been lost there. I remember the harsh winters and attempting to get into Lockerbie for supplies something of which the older more vunerable residents would be unable to do, it is vital that small communities can still exsist and have the vital services that they need. I wish you all the best of luck. Kind Regards. Lisa Walmsley.

Posted by John Fletcher on 07/07/2011   Email

Miss Dawson, We are of the same era. I knew Mrs Cartner when she was Miss Woods. Please contact.

Posted by John Fletcher. on 03/07/2011   Email

I have only just found Gail Dawsons message. It would appear we are probably of the same era, both lived in Eskdalemuir and Jerusalem, Knew Mrs Cartner. There must be more. If you are interested I would very much like to hear from her. (e) Regards John.F

Posted by wendy on 19/05/2011   Email

:) Clear website. Easy to use. inspiring.

Posted by Gail Dawson (Lebens now) on 13/02/2011   Email

I was thrilled to find my old school here while surfing on a Sunday online; very sad there are no longer enough children to run the school but so happy to see it being well used. I have many happy memories of the school, particularly the school dinners cooked on site by Mrs Tait, and think I was very lucky to have had such a wonderful village school experience. I am ancient enough to have been taught by Mrs Cartner; who I believe passed away at the grand age of 104. I still remember her very fondly in her twinset and pearls as though I only saw her only yesterday. Eskdalemuir has certainley changed since my day, there are a lot more trees and no sheep. You will be suprised to hear, as indeed I was at the time, that I met someone who knew Eskdalemuir while I was living in the Middle East (Jerusalem) some decades back so it is a place people know and remember. Via Google streets I have seen my old home Davington Schoolhouse (hope they have knocked down that garage now!) and I believe

Posted by John Fletcher. on 23/12/2010   Email

A MERRY CHRISTMAS & A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM An ancient Eskdaleonian. Where have all the sheep gone?

Posted by Elinor on 14/12/2010

Love the website redesign!

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