Category Archives: Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway network visits Dalbeattie

Norman Hutcheson hosted a wonderful network visit to Dalbeattie. Please read his interesting account of the visit: Network visit to Dalbeattie

There are many reasons to visit Dalbeattie, but the old rhymster put it best when he said
Dalbeattie is a bonny place
Upon the Dubb o Has
In it there’s mony a thrifty wife
An mony a bonny lass

The next Dumfries and Galloway network meeting will be a visit to the Loch Arthur Creamery, probably in early November – date to be confirmed nearer the time.

“Do Dalbeattie” evening on Wednesday 20th June

Wednesday 20th June at 7pm we are starting from Dalbeattie Museum, 81 High Street, Dalbeattie DG5 4BS!

This will be an informal evening tour giving you a chance to enjoy a whole host of interesting and fun activities: a private viewing of Dalbeattie museum, seeing and hearing about the local allotment project – starting from an empty field a couple of years ago, they now have 48 productive plots, visiting the historic Dalbeattie port and restoration project and just chatting with like-minded people from other churches.

Full details are given in the poster: Dalbeattie Walk

We would be grateful if you could circulate the poster within your congregation or parish and to local contacts. Please also print out and display the poster in a prominent position, if you can.

This is a Dumfries and Galloway Eco-Congregation Network event and all are welcome, whether or not your church is involved in eco-congregation – please come and join us!

Impressive work from Dunscore Parish Church

Dunscore Parish Church, one of our 3rd Award winners, impresses with dedicated work to make their members aware of their continued energy use and encouraged participation in the Earth Hour 2012.


Please see their: Earth Hour Prayer 2012

Their Carbon Footprint Data Form includes lots of useful energy information and offers a carbon footprint calculation service to all members.

It is very encouraging to see this type of follow-up work and we hope it will inspire other Eco-Congregations.

Third Eco-Congregation Award to Dunscore Church

Dunscore Parish Church has received their Third Eco-Congregation Award. Congratulations!
March 12th 2012

We would like to specially highlight:
– Their whole heated and continuing support for the twinning project with Lumbuto Church in Zambia. This clearly enriches the life of both congregations and brings a different and exciting perspective to their Eco-Congregation work.
– The commitment to reducing the church’s carbon footprint by 5% a year and encouraging others in the congregation and community to do the same.
– Their use of local produce, which, in turn, supports local producers.
– Setting up and promoting a local Freecycle scheme













This is the 5th Eco-Congregation Scotland member to receive a third award!

You can access the March 2012 edition of their magazine by clicking on the link: Dunscore Parish Church Magazine

We hope many of you will be inspired by this fantastic achievement.

Climate Change Roadshow in Dumfries 21st February

See poster with information: Christian Aid & ECS Roadshow poster

When: 21st Febraury at 7.30pm
Where: St George’s Church, 50 George Street, Dumfries DG1 1EJ

We are presenting the Roadshow in partnership with Christian Aid. It  will be an evening of presentations and workshops about climate change, its effects on the developing world and how churches can respond to this at a local level through campaigning and practical action.
This is a great opportunity to invite other local churches who may not have considered these issues or been involved with Eco-Congregation before, so please publicise this event, not just to your own congregation, but also to other churches in your area. Everyone is welcome and I attach a poster that you might like to display in your church and pass on to others.