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*Come along on Sunday 24th March at 11am to help us to clear up the litter around Tynron*

Soup and Cake in the Hall afterwards.

        Followed by a Film
         Tynron Village Hall
         Saturday, January 26

Come spice up the bleak midwinter.  Let your tastebuds tingle; relish the exotic and revel in the spirit and culture of Asia and the Orient. BYOB and a curry dish to share.

£5 per person to cover the cost of hall hire, rice and relishes. Chapattis made by Terry.

Contact Hilary Tel; 200219 or
Mary  Tel; 200379


Tynron’s Famous Autumn Teas. Four Saturdays in October

Tynron Cake and Ceilidh Club 

Tynron Litter Pick

The Community Council are organising a Litter Pick on Sunday 25th March. Meet at the Hall at 11am.
Please join us to help clear up the litter around Tynron.
Warm up afterwards with Soup and cake in the Hall.
If you prefer to start your litter collection from home, please contact
Linda McDonald (200469 or to let us know the road you are intending to tackle
and to arrange for a supply of plastic sacks, gloves and a litter picker.


Should Tynron and the Mid and Upper Nithsdale areas be part of a National Park? How would this affect you?
Come along to hear about the ideas from the Galloway National Park Association
The Community Council have invited representatives from the Association to come along and talk about the Proposal that they are developing . All welcome.


Beginners Bridge Saturday 17th March 2-4pm

Clothes Swap Friday 9th March. £5 entry to include refreshments.



VC Day, Monday morning, 20 November

Did you know that a Tynron man, Captain Samuel Thomas Dickson Wallace (pictured), won a VC in the First World War?

Captain Wallace was actually born in Thornhill, where his father’s sisters lived, and spent the first 9 or 10 years of his life in Wallaceton, but then his family moved to the Ford,Tynron. His grandfather was Samuel Wallace of Auchenbrack, Tynron; his brother Quentin farmed at Shinnelhead, Tynron; and his parents are buried in Tynron. Among his uncles were Professor Wallace of Edinburgh University; Williamson Wallace of Lincluden, Irongray; and J.R.W. Wallace of Auchenbainzie.

In 1914 Samuel joined the Royal Field Artillery. As part of the Battle of Cambrai, lasting from 20-30 November 1917, he won his VC. His citation (London Gazette, 12 Feb 1918) states: “When the personnel of his battery was reduced to five men, had lost its commander and five of the sergeants, and was surrounded by enemy infantry, he maintained the fire of the guns by swinging the trails round close together so that his few men could continue loading and firing, thereby covering other battery positions and materially assisting some small infantry detachments to maintain a position against great odds. He was in action for 8 hours, firing the whole time and inflicting serious casualties on the enemy. Then, owing to the exhausted state of his personnel, he withdrew when infantry support arrived, taking with him the essential gun parts and all wounded men.”

This achievement will be celebrated in an event to be held on 20 November in Tynron at the War Memorial, starting at 9:45am in Tynron. It will involve a military parade, the placing of wreaths, and the unveiling of a plaque near the War Memorial by members of the Wallace family. The plaque will have electronic connection to a website detailing information about Captain Wallace. Pupils from Penpont Primary School will sing a song. The Last Post and Reveille will be sounded. After refreshments in the Hall, the scene will move to Thornhill, where a paving slab will be unveiled, at approximately 11:30am. This will also have electronic connection to the website. Similar ceremonies will be enacted, and then the procession will be driven to Moffat for the final unveiling of a plaque (at approximately 2pm) and a civic reception.”


Autumn Teas in Tynron

The famous Tynron Autumn Teas will be taking place on four Sundays throughout October. The first one is on Sunday 1st between 2 and 4pm.  Join us to enjoy some delicious home baking. This event is supporting the Penpont Church Roof Fund. Everyone Welcome!

Cake and Ceilidh Club starts on 12th September.


Sunday 20th August from 2.30pm. All Welcome.

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Auld Alliance French Themed Lunch July 2nd

Please come along to enjoy lunch with a delicious selection of French inspired dishes and refreshments. The Auld Alliance Twinning Association are raising funds towards the costs of Twinning visits. For more information contact Linda McDonald on 07704669668 or

Local Government Election

Tynron Village Hall on Thursday, 4 May 2017 from 7.00am to 10.00pm

Table Top Sale on Sunday 30th April.

Free entry for shoppers, delicious home baked cakes for sale. This is an indoor event so space is limited. To book a table please call or email Jill.


Meet at the Hall at 11am this SUNDAY 2nd April

Please come along and help us to give the roads around Tynron a Spring Clean before Easter. Soup and cake available in the Hall afterwards. If you can’t make this time, please consider doing some litter picking during the week. Let us know which section of road you intend to tackle.

Many thanks from the Community Council.


Tickets available from Mary- 01848 200379 and Linda 01848 200469


Fundraiser for scientific research trip to Mexican jungle in

Summer, 2017 by local Zoology student, Rosy Osborne


7.30PM – Mexican Dinner


Main course, salads and dessert, £15

Kids’ menu, £5

Vegetarian / non spicy option – please advise when booking

TICKETS from Hilary Osborne ,Tel; 01848 200219 Mary Newbould, Tel; 01848 200379


FOR SALE at the Bar



Rosy will give a short presentation about her project and the work Operation Wallacia is undertaking in the field of animal and environmental conservation in Mexico and Worldwide.

The first of this seasons Classic Summer Music Concerts takes place on Sunday 2nd April. Pleas see poster for details.

Crochet Club in Moniaive

Quiz Night at Tynron Parish Hall. All welcome.

Walk and Soup Lunch in aid of Alzheimer Scotland. Tynron Parish Hall, Sunday 5th March.

PUB NIGHT Friday 17th February 7.30pm onwards. Quiz, games and licensed bar.

Wednesdays at Tynron Hall commencing February 1st. HEALTH PLAY DANCE sessions. For further information please email Sara

Wednesdays 11am-12am. Adults Creative Dance 

Please contact Sara (as above) for further details

Line Dancing In Moniaive

At the Glencairn Memorial Institute 7.30-9.30

Call 01848 200413 for further information.


@ TYNRON Parish Hall

SATURDAY 28th January 7:30pm

Film “Angel’s Share”

REFRESHMENTS and a WEE NIP will be served

….you may also want to bring your own bottle…

ALL WELCOME – Price £5
For more details contact Hilary 01848 200219 or Mary 01848 200379

Keir, Penpont & Tynron – Results from Community

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Consultation Meeting 19th January

Join us to hear the findings from the recent community consultation on how to use community benefit funds. This is also your chance to vote on what projects you consider to be most important for the whole community.

The meeting will be held on Thursday 19th January at 7.30pm in Keir Village Hall. 
Contact details for any queries on poster link below.
Thanks again to everyone who participated in the Survey and came along to one of the meetings. 

Tynron Cake and Ceilidh Club


Tickets are now available for this fab family event. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Call Terry 200379 to reserve your tickets.


Switching on of the Christmas Lights

A Date For Your Diary 
We will be having our usual gathering to switch on the lights, sing carols and enjoy mulled wine on Sunday 4th December.   More details later.
Tynron Gift and Produce Fair 26th and 27th November
A great opportunity to buy Christmas gifts and support local artisans.
Harvest Festival, Tynron Kirk, 10 September 2016

Many appreciative comments have been received about this event. The organising committee consisted of George Freeborn, Hilary Osborne, Jill Burgess, Keith Lewis, Mary Newbould, Linda McDonald, Sophie Armstrong, Steve Mullane, Sue Hall and Sue King-Smith.

On Friday afternoon, Jane Blair and Jill Burgess co-ordinated the decoration of the church, helped by all the organisers as well as Madge Rorison and Margaret Irving. It looked splendid and very colourful with rowans and nasturtiums of all colours, rose-hips, bulrushes, brambles and ferns. George Freeborn had baked a wheatsheaf out of bread. Steve Mullane co-opted the panto flats (manhandling them must have been quite a feat) as boards on top of the pews and covered them with hessian to make exhibition space. It rained all day, and everybody feared for the Rorisons’ field having cars parked in it. Jo McGregor kindly made the old ‘HenHoose’ area available for parking instead.

But on Saturday the weather was fabulous. In the afternoon people filled the tables in the church with produce: jams, pickles, chutneys, cordials, bread and cakes. They also brought crafts: pictures, embroidery, cushions and wooden articles. Some were to be given away free, and some were for showing what people had been busy with over the summer (in some cases, what was available for sale: with sales to be arranged privately and on a separate occasion). Everybody was given a free raffle ticket as they came in. The Vintage Ensemble played a section of classical music while everybody admired the produce and the setting sun made the most of the beautiful stained glass in the west window.

At 5pm everybody made their way to the Hall where a barbecue was in progress. On offer were burgers made from local meat by Renwick’s (the Thornhill butchery), and sausages made by Mary Newbould. Hilary Osborne had made wonderful salads. Nearly everyone had baked an autumn crumble, and in Tynron that means there were quite a few. Meanwhile, the Vintage Ensemble played a selection of east European klezmer music. The raffle was drawn and the owner of each number was invited to choose a selection of the free produce. This threatened to take all night, as people were shy about taking more than one item. Eventually a free-for-all was declared.

It had been thought that people might like to stay and do some ceilidh dancing, but by the time the washing-up had been done we all needed to retire to bed. Donations amounted to £150, which was sent to Macmillan Cancer Care.

Grateful thanks are due to the organising committee, and especially to those good fairies who came and dismantled the church and put it to rights on the Sunday morning; to the owner for making the church available; and to everybody who came and enjoyed the event.


Saturday 10th September 2016 – Community Barbecue from 4pm

The owners of Tynron church are very kindly allowing us to open the Church for a Harvest Festival display on Saturday 10th September. The event is being organised by members of Tynron Community Council and Hall Committee. There will be a BBQ at the Hall. Please come along with your friends and family.






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