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New Constitution for Maxton 21

Click on the link to read the new constitution. New Constitution ... [more]

11/01/2017

Presentation of Cheque to Borders Holiday Group

Gordon Jackson MBE – Chairman of the Border Holiday Group and Lorna Redpath are presented with the cheque for £978.70 raised by the Maxton Community for the group as Maxton 21 Charity for 2016, by Geoff Parkhouse Chairman of Maxton 21. ... [more]

14/03/2017

Maxton & Mertoun Community Council

Your Community Council needs YOU MAXTON & MERTOUN COMMUNITY COUNCIL Nominations are invited from members of the community whose names appear on the current Electoral Register for Maxton and Mertoun Community Council area. The Community Council consists of a maximum of 8 Members. In the event of there being more nominations than places on the Community Council, an Election will be hel ... [more]

14/10/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of Maxton 21 held on 5th December 2016

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 5th DECEMBER 2016 PRESENT: Eileen, Kim, Priscilla, Ron, Elvira, Geoff, Rhona, Charlie and Gavin APOLOGIES: Douglas, Isobel and Tom TREASURERS REPORT As Kim had to leave the meeting early the Treasurers report was given first. The total amount of funds in hand stands at £8,789.01. There were some items to come off this i.e. £26.90 for refreshments: £69.10 for toi ... [more]

05/12/2016

Carol Singing in Maxton Village

This evening's Carol Singing realised £172 for The Border Holiday Group. Thanks to the generous people of the village, and to the large number of singers who turned out. Thanks also to the generous villagers who provided sausage rolls and mulled wine to fortify the "choristers". ... [more]

18/12/2016

Result of the Hamper Draw

Winner of the hamper was Sandy Scott (Councillor) who now lives in Maxton. Second prize - Margaret Blacklock, (SBC) Third was Graham Caird also SBC. We made £170 in total. Thanks to everyone for their support. All proceeds will go to Border Holiday Group (SC038524), the Maxton 21 Charity for 2016 ... [more]

14/12/2016

Maxton Met for Christmas

A great night last night, lovely atmosphere and nicely decorated hall, giving a warm and friendly welcome with plentiful supply of tea/coffee and goodies. 35 people turned out for this event and with support from our two most recent Charities, Border Search & Rescue Unit and Border Holiday Group much appreciated, and with regulars of the Maxton Meets audience and speakers, it was very suc ... [more]

13/12/2016

Musical Evening for Border Holiday Group

A great night of music in Maxton Village Hall on Saturday night - many thanks to all who performed, and to everyone who came along and supported the event which raised over £400 for the Border Holiday Group. ... [more]

15/11/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of Maxton 21 held on 31st October 2016

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 31st OCTOBER 2016 PRESENT: Douglas, Eileen, Priscilla, Ron, Tom, Elvira, Rhona, Geoff, Lily and Charlie APOLOGIES: Kim MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES None AGENDA TREASURERS REPORT Kim had sent in copies of the latest treasurer’s report, which showed a balance of £8,584.48. With the Charity balance standing at £172.00. Geoff is still waiting to hear ... [more]

31/10/2016

Maxton 21 has Charitable Status

Maxton 21 has been granted Charitable Status by the Scottish Charities Regulator - SC046798 ... [more]

10/10/2016

Maxton 21 now has Facebook Page

A Facebook Page has been made for Maxton 21. Maxton 21 on Facebook ... [more]

27/09/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of Maxton 21 held on 26th September 2016

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 26th SEPTEMBER 2016 PRESENT: Rhona, Geoff, Charlie, Elvira, Eileen, Priscilla, Ron and Kim APOLOGIES: Douglas and Gavin MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES None AGENDA TREASURERS REPORT Kim has produced a statement showing the gas, Bridge, charity monies and a payment from Scottish Borders Council. Kim to check with Isobel if there is still charity money ... [more]

26/09/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of Maxton 21 held on 22nd August 2016

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 22nd AUGUST 2016 PRESENT: Douglas, Eileen, Priscilla, Ron, Rhona, Geoff, Charlie, Isobel and Kim APOLOGIES: Elvira and Tom MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES Nothing AGENDA TREASURERS REPORT Kim will raise an invoice to SBC for hire of the hall for the elections in June. PAST EVENTS The Duck Race on 20th August – despite the torrential rain everyone ... [more]

25/08/2016

Maxton Duck Race Report

MAXTON DUCK RACE On a fine Saturday afternoon (well, fine for ducks, that is) an enthusiastic, if somewhat sodden, crowd gathered below Maxton Kirk for the second annual Maxton Duck Race. Our worries as to whether there would be enough water in the burn to run the race were laughingly unfounded. 99 race-tuned, aerodynamic yellow plastic ducks were launched down the now rapidly filling burn wit ... [more]

21/08/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of Maxton 21 held on 1st August 2016

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 1st AUGUST 2016 PRESENT: Rhona, Geoff, Ron, Elvira, Eileen, Kim and Charlie APOLOGIES: Douglas and Priscilla MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES Charlie pointed out that the word ‘tonne’ was incorrect and should have been ‘ton’, but he had saved the day and made the necessary changes before the minutes were published. AGENDA TREASURERS REPORT Kim handed e ... [more]

07/08/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of Maxton 21 held on 6th June 2016

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 6TH JUNE 2016 PRESENT: Priscilla, Douglas (Chair in Geoff’s absence), Tom, Isobel, Eileen, Rhona, Kim and Charlie APOLGIES: Geoff, Gavin, Ron & Elvira. MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES Charlie wanted to clarify – Regarding Facebook, he said that he would not have it on his machine as he was connected to a server and would not risk putting anything into th ... [more]

25/06/2016

Nominations Sought for Maxton & Mertoun Community Council

Your Community Council needs YOU MAXTON & MERTOUN COMMUNITY COUNCIL Nominations are invited from members of the community whose names appear on the current Electoral Register for Maxton and Mertoun Community Council area. The Community Council consists of a maximum of 8 Members. In the event of there being more nominations than places on the Community Council, an Election will be he ... [more]

08/06/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of Maxton 21 held on 9th May 2016

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 9th MAY 2016 PRESENT Douglas, Priscilla, Ron, Rhona, Geoff, Isobel, Charlie, Elvira and Eileen APOLOGIES Gavin, Kim & Tom MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES Geoff pointed out that the charity is called the Border Holiday Group and not Jumbulance. He passed on the groups thanks at being chosen once again. Charlie said he had sent in his reports (Neighb ... [more]

09/05/2016

Maxton 21 Charity for 2016 is The Border Holiday Group

Maxton 21 is pleased to announce that it has decided to support, for a third time, The Border Holiday Group. The work which the group does is amazing and we encourage you to support our efforts during 2016 to raise money for their outstanding work. The Border Holiday Group, an unincorporated charitable association, organises Coach Holidays to Europe for the Sick and Disabled from the Borders ... [more]

25/04/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of Maxton 21 held on Monday 4th April 2016

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 4TH APRIL PRESENT Douglas, Priscilla, Ron, Rhona, Geoff, Isobel, Gavin and Eileen APOLOGIES Charlie, Elvira, Kim & Tom The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. AGENDA TREASURERS REPORT Isobel now has the accounts back from being audited, the Chairman to sign that he agrees them and Geoff, Douglas and Kim will each get a copy. Isobel show ... [more]

04/04/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of Maxton 21 held on Monday 7th March 2016

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 7TH MARCH 2016 PRESENT Gavin, Geoff, Ron, Jimmy, Tom, Charlie, Isobel, Eileen, Douglas, Kim, Priscilla, Elvira, Rhona APOLOGIES None The purpose of the meeting was to vote in new Committee members in view of several office bearers wanting to retire or will be moving away from the area. The new Committee is as follows: Chair Geoff Vice Chair Douglas T ... [more]

07/03/2016

Maxton 21 - New Committee for 2016

Office Bearers Chair Geoff Parkhouse: rhonamlp@hotmail.com Vice Chair Douglas Scott Treasurer Kim Wright Secretary Douglas Scott: dandpscott@btinternet.com Minute Secretary Eileen Smart Bookings Secretary./ Diary Keeper Priscilla Scott: dandpscott@btinternet.com ... [more]

07/03/2016

Chernobyl Children Lifeline - Can You Help?

Chernobyl Children Lifeline – helping children for 15 years Host families wanted Scottish Borders link of Chernobyl Children lifeline was founded in 2001 and over the past 15 years, the charity has given over 100 children a month’s health break to build up their immune systems to combat the nuclear radioactivity present in their own home country. The children stay with host ... [more]

11/02/2016

Border Search & Rescue Unit Thanks Maxton 21

The team is very fortunate to have been nominated Maxton 21 "Charity for 2015" by the parish of Maxton in the Scottish Borders. Recently, 3 team members gave an illustrated talk to the group and were presented with a greatly appreciated donation of nearly £1200. The money will be spent on talon steep earth anchors. These will give the team an extra flexibility and ability to safely ... [more]

08/03/2016

Maxton Meets The Border Search & Rescue Unit

This evening an audience of 20 were let into the workings of the Border Search & Rescue Unit, which has been the Maxton 21 "Charity for 2015", in an excellent illustrated talk by Seymour Haugh, a former leader of the group, supported by Kevin and Brian. After the talk, Jimmy Wilson, Chair of Maxton 21, presented Brian with a cheque for £1028.47 which represented the monies raised ... [more]

08/02/2016

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 12th January 2016

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 12th January 2016 Present Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Elvira, Isobel, Eileen, Ron, Douglas, Gavin, Geoff and Rhona. Apologies Priscilla, Kim and Tom. Treasurer’s Report Isobel presented an update to the accounts as of 31st December 2015. The Maxton 21 accounts stand at £8405.22. The Charity account at £1028.47. A cheque for this amount will ... [more]

12/01/2016

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Tuesday 12th January 2016

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Tuesday 12th January 2016 Present Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Elvira, Isobel, Eileen, Ron, Douglas, Gavin, Geoff and Rhona. Apologies Priscilla, Kim and Tom. Minutes of AGM held on 16th March 2015 The minutes of the previous AGM held on 16th March 2015, having been made available, were accepted as an accurate record. 15th Annual Report for AGM Charlie pre ... [more]

12/01/2016

15th Annual Report of Maxton 21

15th Annual Report of Maxton 21 This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Village Hall on Tuesday 12th January 2016. The Office-bearers of Maxton 21 during 2015 were: Chairperson/Diary keeper Jimmy Wilson Vice Chairperson Tom Veitch Secretary Charlie Denoon Treasurer Isobel Veitch Events: During the year the following eve ... [more]

05/01/2016

Seasonal Greetings from Maxton 21

Maxton 21 sends its best wishes to all its friends both here and worldwide. May 2016 bring you all you would wish for others, and thank you for your support during 2015. ... [more]

21/12/2015

Maxton Carol Singing 2015

Thanks to all who turned out this evening to sing in aid of the Borders Search and Rescue Unit. There was a record turn out of 14 adults ( including Kevin and Brian from the Charity) and 7 children. As Tom says: "We must be getting worse! The people of Maxton paid £146-07 for us to move along this year." Well done and thanks to the people of Maxton who were so generous. Thanks ... [more]

20/12/2015

Minutes of Extraordinary General Meeting of Maxton 21 held on Tuesday 15th December 2015

Minutes of Extraordinary General Meeting of Maxton 21 held on Tuesday 15th December 2015 Present: Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla, Tom, Isobel, Kim, Eileen, Tony, Helen, Ron, Geoff, Rhona, Penny, Gavin. The sole purpose of this Extraordinary General Meeting was for the members to consider and approve a proposal to change the Constitution of Maxton 21 to permit an application by Max ... [more]

16/12/2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 17th November 2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 17th November 2015 Present: Jimmy, Charlie, Priscilla, Tom, Elvira, Isobel, Eileen, Ron. Apologies: Douglas, Kim Previous Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of 6th October were accepted as an accurate record Treasurer’s Report: Isobel presented the up-to-date figures which showed £8102.76 in the bank account, with £1032.51 in the Charity ... [more]

17/11/2015

Water Charge Exemption Scheme

Message from Scottish Water (Business Stream) re Water charge exemption scheme If you’re a charity registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) or a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) you can apply for exemption from your water, waste water and drainage charges. The Scottish Government has announced details of a new scheme which will help charities registered with the Scottish Cha ... [more]

14/10/2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 6th October 2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 6th October 2015 Present: Jimmy, Charlie, Priscilla, Tom, Elvira, Isobel, Kim. Eileen. Apologies: Previous Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of 18th August were agreed to be an accurate record. Treasurer’s Report: Isobel presented the summary of accounts showing a balance of £8244.63 with £1032.51 in the charity account. Past Events: ... [more]

06/10/2015

Maxton Met Dr Chris Bowles

On Monday, 14 September , in the first talk of the new Maxton Meets programme, Maxton met Dr Chris Bowles, archaeologist with Scottish Borders Council. Chris gave an inspiring presentation, illustrated with power-point slides, in which he discussed the rich local archaeological heritage here in the Borders and the ways that different elements of this archaeological landscape can be remembered o ... [more]

14/09/2015

The Aviva Tour of Britain Cycle Race at Maxton

Just after 3pm on the 8th of September 2015, Maxton was filled by a roaring of chains and gears as The Tour passed through. Stage Three was won by Elia Viviani of Team Sky. The Yellow Jersey Petr Vakoc of Etixx Quick Step crashed at the Roxburgh Road end, 5 k from the finish, and came in some time after the others with what looked like a badly damaged hand. ... [more]

08/09/2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting of 18th August 2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 18th August 2015 Present: Jimmy, Charlie, Priscilla, Tom, Elvira, Kim, Eileen. Apologies: Douglas, Geoff, Rhona, Isobel. Previous Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of Tuesday 9th June were agreed to be correct. Treasurer’s Report: In the absence of Isobel, Tom presented the summary of accounts. The total in the bank is £8154.37 (of whic ... [more]

18/08/2015

Maxton 21 Charity Duck Race

At 3pm this afternoon, 99 ducks set off in lovely warm weather to make their way down the Kelly Burn to raise cash for the Maxton 21 Charity for 2015 "Border Search and Rescue Unit". Twenty minutes later all 99 had reached their goal, with the winner being Number 97 "owned" by A Coia from Glasgow (£20), with Number 3 being Maxton owned by Isobel Veitch (£10). Third prize has ... [more]

20/06/2015

Maxton Duck Race 2015 - An Independent Report

RACE REPORT: The Sun dappled through the trees on a damp course here at Maxton today. An unexpectedly large expectant crowd had gathered, cheering loudly as the ducks broke free at the start. Tension mounted as they slowed and bunched at the first turn. The down was already flying in the rear as the stragglers paddled to keep up. There was plenty of jostling, but no penalties were incurred ... [more]

20/06/2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 9th June 2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 9th June 2015 Present: Tom, Charlie, Elvira, Eileen, Ron, Jeff, Rhona Apologies: Isobel, Douglas, Priscilla, Jimmy In Jimmy’s absence, Tom took the Chair. Previous Minutes: The minutes of the last meeting were accepted as a true record. Treasurer’s Report: In Isobel’s absence, Tom presented the monthly summary of accounts. The balance ... [more]

09/06/2015

Tom has made it. Seville to Santiago

Brilliant - Tom has done 1006km in 32 days of walking. Congratulations to him for his walk in support of the Maxton 21 Charity for 2015 "The Borders Search and Rescue Unit". Why not show your appreciation of his magnificent effort by adding to the sponsorship total. Sponsor Tom Attached is his Certificate of Distance to prove that he wasn't just at Spittal for a month! ... [more]

30/05/2015

Tom's 1000km Walk from Seville to Santiago for Borders Search & Rescue Unit - Daily News

28th April Day 0 Tom has flown from Edinburgh to Madrid this morning. Arrived safely in Seville and starts walking tomorrow. 1st May Day 3: In Monesterio. 38 km hot and hilly in National Park. Still to taste vino tinto this trip. Pic of a local sssssSpanish resident I met today. 2nd May Day 4 48 km in blistering heat today! Now in luxury hotel in Zafra, I'll put it on Isobel's card! ... [more]

28/05/2015

Photos to go with Tom's Daily News Day 1 to Day 12

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09/05/2015

Photos to go with Tom's Daily News Day 13 to Day 23

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14/05/2015

Photos to Go with Tom's Daily News Day 24 to 32.

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22/05/2015

Coffee Morning for Maxton 21 Charity for 2015 The Border Search & Rescue Unit - Thanks for Support

Thanks to all who helped with this morning's Coffee Morning. Thanks to those who donated prizes for the Raffle, Milestone Garden Centre, Douglas the butcher, Simon Porteous Cycles, Co-operative Food Stores at Newtown and Earlston, and Abbey Wines. Cakes etc for the Cake Stall and plants for the Plant Stall were also donated. Kevin and Brian from the Charity were present. The Coffe ... [more]

23/05/2015

The Lucky Square Draw for Maxton 21 Charity for 2015

The Winner of the Lucky Square Draw for the Maxton 21 Charity for 2015 "The Border Search & Rescue Unit" is Ian Stewart (aka Ina) who will receive £50. Thanks to Janette in St Boswells Post Office for managing the draw. The Charity will benefit by £151 as a result of her efforts. ... [more]

18/05/2015

Tom Veitch Goes Walkabout for Charity Once Again

Tom’s Walk 2015 On Tuesday 28th April Tom has booked to fly to Madrid from Edinburgh, and then booked on the high speed train to Seville. His first night's accommodation is booked in Seville, and he will start walking on either the 29th or 30th April. He hopes to average about 40km per day and finish in about 25 days taking the Sambres route. VIA DE LA PLATA – Camino Mozárabe The V ... [more]

17/03/2015

How You Can Support Tom's Efforts in Fund Raising?

All monies raised are going to the Maxton Charity for 2015 the Borders Search and Rescue Unit You can donate by coming to the Coffee Morning in Maxton Village Hall on 23rd May from 10am and contributing there. You can hand money in to Isobel or to Charlie who will then bank it. You can go on line and contribute direct at: Sponsor Tom on his Marathon Walk ... [more]

26/04/2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 21st April 2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 21st April 2015 Present: Jimmy, Kim, Charlie, Priscilla, Douglas, Tom, Isobel, Jeff, Rhona, Elvira and Ron. Apologies: Eileen and Janet Previous Minutes: An amendment was made to the total still to be paid to Murray & Burrell which should read £3600, not £3800. The rest of the minute was approved. Treasurer’s Report: Isobel presented a s ... [more]

21/04/2015

Communities get support to celebrate Borders Railway’s arrival with special fund

Communities get support to celebrate Borders Railway’s arrival with special fund A fund has been launched today by Scottish Borders Council to help communities celebrate and recognise the historic return of the Borders Railway. The Borders Railway Celebration Fund will offer grants of a few hundred pounds up to a normal maximum of £2,500. Councilor David Parker, Leader of Scottish Borders ... [more]

07/04/2015

Maxton 21 Charity for 2015 is the Border Search and Rescue Unit

The Border Search and Rescue Unit has been chosen to be our Charity for 2015. Border Search and Rescue Unit provide mountain rescue cover in the south east of Scotland. All members of the team are volunteers who live and work in the local community. We are on call to provide emergency assistance 24/7/365. Border SAR is affiliated to Scottish Mountain Rescue. Find out all about the Unit at: ... [more]

26/03/2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 16th March 2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 16th March 2015 Present Jimmy, Janet, Isobel, Tom, Eileen, Priscilla, Douglas, Ron, Charlie, Kim, Geoff and Rhona. Apologies Elvira Previous Minutes: The minutes of the last meeting, held on Monday December 8th 2014, were accepted as an accurate record. Treasurer’s Report: The funds at present stand at £10.765.32 but payment, of £3600, has ... [more]

19/03/2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 16th March 2015

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 16th March 2015 Present Jimmy, Janet, Isobel, Tom, Eileen, Priscilla, Douglas, Ron, Charlie, Kim, Jeff and Rhona. Apologies Elvira Minutes of AGM held on 25st March 2014 The minutes of the previous AGM held on 25th March 2014 were distributed, and accepted as an accurate record. 14th Annual Report for AGM Charlie presented the 14th Annua ... [more]

19/03/2015

14th Annual Report of Maxton 21

14th Annual Report of Maxton 21 This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Village Hall on Monday 16th March 2015. The Office-bearers of Maxton 21 during 2014 were: Chairperson/Diary keeper Jimmy Wilson Vice Chairperson/Diary keeper Janet Sykes Secretary Charlie Denoon Treasurer Isobel Veitch Events: During the year the follow ... [more]

16/03/2015

Maxton 21 Annual General Meeting

Maxton 21 The Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 will be held on Monday 16th March in Maxton Village Hall at 7.30pm. All residents of Maxton Parish are invited to attend. Maxton 21 is made up of residents of the Parish, and exists to provide the people of the Parish and beyond with facilities, events and opportunities for all. It is responsible for the letting, upkeep and maintenance of ... [more]

02/03/2015

Presentation of Cheque to Border Holiday Group

On Monday 12th January, Jimmy Wilson presented the cheque for £1020.22 to the Maxton 21 "Charity for 2014" The Border Holiday Group. The cheque was accepted by Lorna Redpath accompanied by Derek Inglis and Gordon Jackson. Also present was Tom Veitch whose 500 mile walk in Northern Spain had already raised £717.50 for the Charity. ... [more]

13/01/2015

Hogmanay Ceilidh

Maxton Village Hall danced into 2015 with a Ceilidh which was attended by 23 adults and 6 children. Steve and Isobel supplied the music and an excellent time was had by all. What was particularly pleasing was that almost all the attendees either lived in the village or have Maxton connections. ... [more]

01/01/2015

Maxton Village Carols 2014

Thanks to all those from the village and beyond who turned out on a very wet night to take part in the carol singing to raise funds for our "Maxton 21 Charity for 2014" The Borders Holiday Group. Thanks also to Tom, Isobel and family for providing much appreciated sustenance this evening. The total raised through the generosity of the people of Maxton Village was £121.05. ... [more]

21/12/2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 8th December 2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 8th December 2014 Present: Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla, Tom and Isobel. Apologies: Eileen, Douglas, Felicity Previous Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of 20th October were accepted as a true record. Treasurer’s Report: The account, at present, stands at £10.885.29 including the Charity Fund of £899.17. Past Events: n/a F ... [more]

09/12/2014

Help save the Monteath Mausoleum at Ancrum

Help Save the Monteath Mausoleum at Ancrum Friends of Monteath Mausoleum ... [more]

04/11/2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 20th October 2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 20th October 2014 Present: Jimmy, Charlie, Elvira, Isobel, Douglas, Eileen. Apologies: Priscilla, Tom, Janet Previous Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on 25th August were accepted as an accurate record. Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer presented the figures for the recent transactions. The Maxton 21 account stands at £11,139.49 inclu ... [more]

20/10/2014

Church Coffee Morning - Thanks for Support

Last Saturday's Coffee Morning raised £388.13 for church funds. Thanks to all who helped in any way to make this event a success. ... [more]

21/10/2014

Maxton Met Tom Veitch

Having completed his 500 mile walk of the Camino de Santiago in 21 days, Tom gave an audience of 30 a step by step account of his 1 million steps. Repetitive, and boring - not a bit of it. It was a fascinating journey through the Spanish landscape, full of amusing comment and personal asides, with lovely pictures too. As the total for our Charity for 2014 mounts, it was particularly pleasing to ... [more]

23/09/2014

Calling all Learmonths

Calling all Learmonths If you are a Learmonth, or a Learmounth, or a Learmont and did you know that you might be related to one of Russia’s most famous poets? A conference to be held in Moffat on the 4th-5th October will celebrate the life, work and bicentenary of Mikhail Lermontov at which there will be a particular emphasis on his Scottish ancestry as his forebears left the Borders in the ... [more]

11/09/2014

The Lermontov 200 Conference

The Lermontov 200 Conference is a celebration of the bicentenary of Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov and discussion on how to make his work more accessible to wider audiences, jointly promoted by the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, the Moscow Institute of Translation and Moffat Book Events with publicity support from the Scotland-Russia Forum. Friday 3rd October Moffat House Hotel ... [more]

11/09/2014

Online Donations for Tom's Walk Now Closed

The Online page for you to be able to show your support for Tom's efforts by donating to the page set up for "The Border Holiday Group" by Tom has now closed. Donations Summary: Online donations: £500.00 Offline donations: £110.00 Total raised: £610.00 Total raised with gift aid: £717.50 Members of the Committee of Maxton 21 will still be pleased to receive any donations ... [more]

01/09/2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 25th August 2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 25th August 2014 Present: Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Priscilla, Tom, Elvira, Isobel, Douglas, Eileen (and momentarily Penny) Apologies: n/a Ruth Klebek The group noted with sadness the passing of Ruth on 30th July. She had a very long and committed life within the Parish and supported our group from its creation in 2001. Her funeral will be held o ... [more]

25/08/2014

Dance for Maxton 21 "Charity for 2014"

The Dance arranged by Jimmy and Janet to raise funds for the Border Holiday Group which was held last Saturday raised £211. Thanks to them and to all who supported the event. The next event for our "Charity for 2014" is on Monday 22nd September when Maxton meets Tom Veitch ... [more]

14/08/2014

Maxton Parish on the Kelsae Stane

The Kelsae Stane, carved by Jake Harvey, was unveiled on Wednesday 14th July by the Kelso Laddie. Maxton and various farms in the Parish are represented on the stone. ... [more]

16/07/2014

Car Boot Sale for Maxton 21 Charity for 2014 - Border Holiday Group

Maxton 21 had a table at the Car Boot Sale in St Boswells today, Sunday 1st June. As a result, the Maxton 21 "Charity for 2014" Border Holiday Group will benefit by £101.50. Thanks to Eileen, Tom and Lorna who gave of their time to make it all happen. ... [more]

01/06/2014

Maxton 21 Coffee Morning and Plant Sale for Hall Funds

Thanks to all who helped make this morning's Coffee Morning and Plant Sale a successful event. The final total raised is £286.70 Thanks to those visiting stall holders who helped to make the event something different from the usual run-of-the-mill Saturday morning outing: Shona Tait Cards, Christopher Grant Jewellery, and children's author Kim Osborne and her Furry Tales for Little ... [more]

24/05/2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 20th May 2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 20th May 2014 Present: Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Priscilla, Eileen, Elvira, Douglas Apologies: Tom, Isobel Previous Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 25th March were accepted as an accurate record. Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer not being present, there was no Treasurer’s Report Past Events: n/a Future Events: Satu ... [more]

20/05/2014

Tom Finishes his 500 Mile Charity Walk

Monday 19th May - Day 21 saw Tom reach Santiago de Compostela which was his purpose in undertaking his 500 mile walk. You will be able to continue to show your support for Tom's efforts by donating to the page set up for "The Border Holiday Group" by Tom at: Donate to Border Holiday Group for Tom's walk Maxton 21 sends its congratulations to Tom for his tremendous efforts ... [more]

19/05/2014

Tom's Walk to Santiago for Border Holiday Group - Daily News

23rd April - Countdown started - 5 days to go 24th April - And now it is four! 25th April - three to go! 26th April - and counting 27th April - packed and ready to go! 28th April - in flight and arrived safely at St Jean Pied de Port 29th April - Day 1 - over StJPdP to Roncesvalles over the Pyrenees by 14:00. It was quite a tough day but allegedly the most difficult on the route. A littl ... [more]

20/05/2014

Tom's Walk to Santiago Day 1 to Day 8

29th April - Day 1 - over StJPdP to Roncesvalles over the Pyrenees by 14:00. It was quite a tough day but allegedly the most difficult on the route. A little bit of rain on route but nothing to speak of so I´ve been working on my tan. 30th April - Day 2 - Rain this morning but have done 38 k so am just outside Pamplona. 1st May - Day 3 - Reached Meneru, 34 k today. Weather cloudy but some ... [more]

28/04/2014

Tom's Walk to Santiago Day 9 to Day 16

7th May - Day 9 - Hot today from 08:00 but got about 38 k and reached Castrojerez. Now into the meseta which has long low hills and miles and miles of cereal crop. People have a thing about piling stones for some reason and the other shows temperature at 20:00 last night. 8th May Day 10 - Reached Villarmentero de Campos. About 34 k in hot sunshine. Some long hills in the morning but afternoon f ... [more]

14/05/2014

Tom's Walk to Santiago Day 17 onwards

15th May - Day 17 - Have reached Hospital da Condesa, probably the toughest set of climbs since day 1 In the Pyrenees. Now in Galicia and scenery is beautiful 16th May - Day 18 -Reached Barbadela just over 100 k to go. Galicia is beautiful and hard work, up and down. Too much like hard work for pictures but note the snow poles on the road. No surprise I suppose at 4000 feet. 17th May - Day 1 ... [more]

20/05/2014

Maxton 21 Supporting Border Holiday Group - Tom's Walk

Maxton 21 Supporting Border Holiday Group Maxton 21 has selected Border Holiday Group to be its “Charity for 2014” Throughout the year Maxton 21 members, as individuals and as a Group, will be raising funds in support of the Charity. The first fund raiser will be a sponsored walk by Tom Veitch of the Camino de Santiago. Tom, not satisfied with his walk of the Pennine Way in 2013, is t ... [more]

12/04/2014

Maxton & Mertoun Church Coffee Morning - Thanks for Support

Thanks to all those who supported this morning's Coffee Morning for Church funds. The sum of £575.80 was raised. ... [more]

29/03/2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 25th March 2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 25th March 2014 Present: Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Priscilla, Douglas, Isobel, Elvira, Tom and Eileen. Apologies: Felicity Previous Minutes: The minute of the meeting held on Monday 13th January 2014 was accepted as an accurate record. Treasurer’s Report: Isobel presented a statement of the latest figures – the account stands at £6341.36. The ... [more]

31/03/2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Tuesday 25th March 2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Tuesday 25th March 2014 Present Jimmy, Janet, Elvira, Isobel, Tom, Eileen, Priscilla, Douglas, and Charlie Apologies Felicity Minutes of AGM held on 25st March 2013 The minutes of the previous AGM held on 25th March 2013 were distributed, and accepted as an accurate record. 13th Annual Report for AGM Charlie presented the 13th Annual Report to th ... [more]

31/03/2014

13th Annual Report of Maxton 21

13th Annual Report of Maxton 21 This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Village Hall on Tuesday 25th March 2014. The Office-bearers of Maxton 21 during 2013 were: Chairperson/Diary keeper Jimmy Wilson Vice Chairperson/Diary keeper Janet Sykes Secretary Charlie Denoon Treasurer Isobel Veitch Events: During the year the follo ... [more]

10/03/2014

Presentation of Cheque to SBCU

Eileen Smart from Maxton 21 presented Shirley Syme and Sharon Jones, staff of the Special Baby Care Unit at Borders General Hospital, with the cheque for the money raised when the Unit was Maxton 21's "Charity for 2013". The final total raised was £1005.03, comfortably a record for our annual charity. Borders Holiday Group will be Maxton 21 "Charity for 2014" Than ... [more]

18/02/2014

Maxton 21 Burns Supper 2014

Last evening, Maxton 21 held its Burns Supper. Priscilla was in the chair for the evening. Elvira gave the Selkirk Grace, Thomson addressed the haggis and Ron replied on its behalf. Donald Gordon, "Mr Trimontium" gave the Immortal Memory in his usual humorous but informative style. Tom toasted the lasses and Isobel replied on their behalf. The evening then was passed over ... [more]

02/02/2014

Maxton 21 Charity for 2014 - Border Holiday Group

Maxton 21 is pleased to announce that it has decided to support, for a second time, The Border Holiday Group. The work which the group does is amazing and we encourage you to support our efforts during 2014 to raise money for their outstanding work. The Border Holiday Group,an unincorporated charitable association, organises Coach Holidays to Europe for the Sick and Disabled from the Borders ... [more]

14/01/2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 13th January 2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 13th January 2014 Present: Jimmy, Charlie, Tom, Elvira, Isobel, Douglas and Janet Apologies: Priscilla, Eileen. Previous Minutes: The minute of the meeting of 4th November 2013 was accepted as an accurate record. Treasurer’s Report: The Accounts at 31st December stood at £6069.09 and at the date of the meeting at £6546.14. These figures i ... [more]

13/01/2014

Maxton Carol Singing 2013

Last night's efforts added £131.33 to our total for the Maxton 21 Charity for 2013 "The Special Baby Unit at the Borders General Hospital". Thanks to all who came to join the minstrels and to those who contributed to the collection. The total is now at a record level having topped £1000 for the first time, when the monies raised by Tom and which went direct to the charity are ... [more]

23/12/2013

Congratulations - Iona is a Winner!

Youngest Ever Winner of of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society’s annual schools poster competition Five year old Iona Wishart has been named as the youngest winner in the history of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society’s annual schools poster competition, supported by Virgin Money. A pupil from St Mary’s School in Melrose (and a Maxton resident), Iona’s poster was praised by judges for cap ... [more]

05/11/2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 4th November 2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 4th November 2013 Present: Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla, Tom, Isobel, Eileen. Apologies: Douglas Previous Minutes: Accepted as an accurate minute of the meeting held on 16th September 2013 Treasurer’s Report: Only outgoings were fuel bill payments, and only income was from the Charity Dance. It was agreed that a three year fixe ... [more]

04/11/2013

Maxton Now 30mph Zone

After many years of battling with the authorities, Maxton became a 30mph zone today, 9th October 2013. Let us hope that steps are taken to enforce it. ... [more]

09/10/2013

Maxton Charity Dance held on Saturday 5th October 2013

The dance was arranged to raise money for our Charity for 2013 "The Special Baby Unit at Borders General Hospital" There was a good turn out, and all seemed to really enjoy the event. Thought the hall was lovely, just the right amount of 'spring' in the floor, a good band, tasty supper, super raffle and a good time was had by all. Jimmy organised the night with military pr ... [more]

06/10/2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 16th September 2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 16th September 2013 Present: Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Priscilla, Douglas, Isobel, Eileen and Elvira . Apologies: None Previous Minutes: The minutes of the July meeting were approved. Treasurer’s Report: Isobel presented the spreadsheet with all transactions up to date. Current balance is £5819.13. Charity account stands at £459.80. Past Ev ... [more]

16/09/2013

Maxton's Jake Harvey wins competition for Kelso Artwork

Jake Harvey’s Kelsae stone announced as the winner. Jake Harvey’s Kelsae stone has been announced as the winner of the £40,000 Sainsbury’s Public Art Competition for Kelso Square during the town’s annual civic week celebrations. Public artwork for Kelso revealed ... [more]

18/07/2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 15th July 2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 15th July 2013 Present: Jimmy, Charlie, Isobel, Janet, Elvira, Douglas, Eileen, Tom. Apologies: Priscilla, Felicity Introductory We were all shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Ann. She involved herself in our community activities and gave willingly of her time and skills and we are grateful for all the work she did with us. She wil ... [more]

15/07/2013

Tom Has Made It - Pennine Way Completed

So far Tom is on schedule but it is sheer determination that is keeping him going. Arrived as planned at Edale on 26 May with two trains, transport and connection running on time, and no problems along the way. The weather was beautiful and looking forward to the start date. Day 1 Edale to Torside 16 miles. Weather deteriorating but walk went to plan. Day 2 Torside to Mankinholes 22.5 ... [more]

08/06/2013

"Safe Oot - Safe In", Tom

We are all rooting for you, Tom, as you set out on your epic walk in aid of the Maxton 21 "Charity for 2013" - The Special Baby Unit at Borders General Hospital. You have the courage to take on this challenge and we hope that the rest of us will have the courage to put our hands in our pockets and add to the monies raised through the Just Giving website or on one of the sponsor sheets ... [more]

26/05/2013

Tom Goes Walkabout for Charity

Tom Veitch Goes Walkabout Raising Funds for Maxton 21 Charity for 2013 “The Special Baby Unit “ at Borders General Hospital. Starting on 26th May 2013 Tom Veitch will attempt to walk the Pennine Way, from Edale to Kirk Yetholm, plus a section of the St Cuthbert's Way, finishing here in Maxton hopefully on Sunday June 9th. The walk is being attempted on behalf of Maxton 21's cho ... [more]

20/04/2013

Charity Dance - Change of Date

It has been found necessary, due to circumstances outwith Maxton 21's control, to move the dance to Saturday 5th October. Apologies for any inconvenience. ... [more]

20/05/2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 6th May 2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 6th May 2013 Present: Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Priscilla, Tom, Elvira, Isobel, Douglas, Eileen, Apologies: Ann Previous Minutes: The minute of the previous meeting was accepted as a true record. Treasurer’s Report: Isobel presented the statement of accounts up to 30th April. It showed a current balance of £5219.95. Past Events: The only ... [more]

07/05/2013

Maxton Coffee Morning - Thanks for Support

Thanks to all who supported the Coffee Morning for Hall Funds which raised £267.38. Particular thanks to those who made such wonderful bakery items for the event, those who donated to the raffle and to the workers behind the scenes. Thanks also to Fiona Tait Cards and Christopher Grant Jewellery for their support. ... [more]

18/05/2013

High Speed Broadband - Doing it for ourselves - Kelso

High Speed Broadband - Doing it for ourselves - Kelso When: Wednesday 8th May 2013 Where: Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso Community Broadband Scotland web site: “Commercial providers will not provide next generation broadband services to everyone. At a UK level it is estimated that the major telecommunication companies will provide a service to about 60% of the population. Public subsidy is therefor ... [more]

08/05/2013

Heritage Railway and Maxton Station

Issue 175 of Heritage Railway published on April 11, 2013, contains an excellent article on Maxton Station by Geoff Courtney. Geoff contacted Maxton some time ago and interviewed George Riddell, our local railway fanatic and expert. Well worth a read!! ... [more]

17/04/2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 25th March 2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 25th March 2013 Present: Jimmy, Janet, Elvira, Isobel, Douglas, Eileen, Charlie, Priscilla, Tom. Apologies: Ann Previous Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 24th January 2013 were accepted as an accurate record. Treasurer’s Report: Isobel informed the meeting that the account balance was £4993.89. Past Events: Burns ... [more]

26/03/2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 25th March 2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 25th March 2013 Present Jimmy, Janet, Elvira, Isobel, Tom, Eileen, Priscilla, Douglas, and Charlie Apologies Ann Minutes of AGM held on 19th March 2012 The minutes of the previous AGM held on 19th March 2012 were distributed, and accepted as an accurate record. 12th Annual Report for AGM Charlie presented the 12th Annual Report to the AGM. ... [more]

26/03/2013

12th Annual Report of Maxton 21

12th Annual Report of Maxton 21 This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Village Hall on Monday 25th March 2013. The Office-bearers of Maxton 21 during the year were: Chairperson/Diary keeper Jimmy Wilson Vice Chairperson/Diary keeper Thomson Irvine Secretary Charlie Denoon Treasurer Isobel Veitch Events: During the year the ... [more]

25/03/2013

Maxton Meets 2012 -2013

Maxton 21 would like to thank all the speakers who came to enlighten and entertain us during the year and all those from Maxton and the neighbouring parishes who supported these events. Thanks also to those who, quietly and efficiently, did the setting up and provided the tea and biscuits. Sadly, the last one from Donald Gordon fell victim to the snow, but he has promised to come in the Autumn ... [more]

12/03/2013

Dial 101 for Non Emergency Contact with Police

From the ACPOS website: 101 is the new number to contact the police when it’s less urgent than 999. The 101 non-emergency number will make it quicker and easier for you to contact the police when you don’t need an emergency response, for example to: • speak to your local police officer • report a crime that’s already happened, such as a theft or damage to property • get crime ... [more]

22/02/2013

Maxton Met Gavin Yuill

Architect Gavin, a Maxton resident, gave a very interesting and enlightening talk on the background to the processes which go into creating, extending, and altering a property. The various concerns of client, planner etc all being taken into account during the creation of the various possible ways forward. With excellent photographs in support of his talk, showing before and after, and how a pro ... [more]

11/02/2013

Maxton Burns' Supper 2013

Last evening saw 35 people intent on enjoying the 2013 Maxton Burns' Supper, and was it enjoyable. After the Selkirk Grace, by Elvira Denoon and the Toast to the Haggis by Thomson Irvine, the meal was served. Grant Lees, a born and bred Maxtonian and a regular speaker and singer at such functions, gave the Immortal Memory. Barrie Cash and his wife Trudy, at their first ever Burns' ... [more]

03/02/2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Thursday 24th January 2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Thursday 24th January 2013 Present:Jimmy, Douglas, Charlie, Priscilla, Tom, Eileen. Apologies: Elvira, Isobel, Ann, Janet, Felicity. Previous Minutes: The minute of the meeting of 17th December 2012 was accepted as a correct record. Treasurer’s Report: The statement of current finances showed that the account stands at £4920.21. Annual accounts f ... [more]

28/01/2013

Maxton 21 Charity for 2013 "The Special Care Baby Unit" at Borders General Hospital.

At a meeting of Maxton 21 it was agreed that the Maxton 21 Charity for 2013 would be "The Special Care Baby Unit" at Borders General Hospital. Suggestions for events to raise monies towards this charity always welcome. ... [more]

25/01/2013

Margaret Kerr Unit Receives the Cheque from Maxton 21

Jimmy Wilson, Chairman of Maxton 21, hands over a cheque for £600 to Alison Shiel representing the Fund Raising Committee of the Margaret Kerr Palliative Care Unit, newly opened at the Borders General Hospital. Maxton 21 would like to thank all those who supported our fund raising throughout 2012. ... [more]

09/01/2013

Maxton Met Bobby Douglas

Bobby gave a fascinating and informative account of his wife's family links to the upper Teviot Valley and the relationship of that area to people of note, many of whom have left songs and poems which we still know today. James Thomson who wrote “Star o’ Rabbie Burns” is one. His search for the Teviot Stone, and the depopulation of the area which he found during his scouring of the area, w ... [more]

07/01/2013

Maxton Carol Singing - Thanks for Support

Thanks to all the Maxton Villagers who gave so generously to the Carol Singers - perhaps just to get us to go away, but the outcome will benefit our "Charity for 2012" - the Margaret Kerr Palliative Care Unit to the tune (pun intended) of £121.98. This now takes the total for our "Charity for 2012" to £576.09. Thanks to all those who have supported us in any way througho ... [more]

23/12/2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 17th December 2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 17th December 2012 Present: Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Elvira, Isobel, Priscilla and Tom. Apologies: Felicity and Douglas. Previous Minutes: Accepted as an accurate record of the meeting of 29th October 2012. Treasurer’s Report: Isobel presented a statement of accounts showing that the current total is £5301.56. Arrangements to be made for han ... [more]

18/12/2012

Maxton Met Alastair Innes

This evening, Alastair, from Hector Innes Photography of Kelso, took us with him as he and his girlfriend (now his wife) went on an expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. He took us through the preparations one has to make, detailed the route and then took us up the mountain in glorious colour. They went in a small group of six (with support) by a route which was "non-tourist" so that ... [more]

12/11/2012

Maxton 21 Charity Coffee Morning & Craft Sale - Thanks for Support

Many thanks to all who made this morning's event possible through their hard work, today and previously, particularly those who baked such an exquisite range of biscuits. As a result, £244.11 has been added to the charity account for Maxton 21's "Charity for 2012" The Margaret Kerr Palliative Care Unit at the BGH. Thanks to the Crafters who took stalls and to those local ... [more]

03/11/2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 29th October 2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 29th October 2012 Present: Jimmy, Thomson, Charlie, Elvira, Isobel, Douglas, Eileen, Felicity Apologies: Ann, Priscilla Previous Minutes: Minutes of the meeting held on Monday 24th September were accepted as an accurate record. Treasurer’s Report: Balance in hand is now £5351.78 after purchase of the 40 chairs costing £1175.52. Past Events ... [more]

30/10/2012

Maxton Met Norman Jarvis

At the end of a beautiful sunny day, Maxton 21 was delighted to welcome Norman Jarvis of the Border Beekeepers' Association who showed an excellent film of life inside a beehive from the bees' point of view, and then went on to explain the beekeeping business from the beekeepers' point of view. A very enjoyable evening from everyone's point of view. The hall may have been buzzing ... [more]

08/10/2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 24th September 2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 24th September 2012 Present: Jimmy, Thomson, Charlie, Elvira, Isobel, Janet, Eileen. Apologies: Priscilla, Douglas, Ann Previous Minutes: Accepted as an accurate record of the meeting of 13th August 2012. Treasurer’s Report: Isobel presented the statement of accounts which showed the current balance to be £6426.77 Past Events: Puppet Sho ... [more]

25/09/2012

No Cold Calling Zones within Maxton Parish

CREATION OF NO COLD CALLING ZONES As a result of the survey done of all occupiers of houses within the parish, it has been decided that two zones will be created. One mirrors the existing Neighbourhood Watch area viz the houses of the village which lie berween the 40mph signs on the main road, plus Grantsfield, Glebe House, and Station House and Bungalow. Signs have been erected at either end ... [more]

24/09/2012

Maxton Came to Maxton

Jane James and her daughter Eliza came to Maxton today. Both come from Maxton North Carolina, and being on a visit to Scotland just had to come to our village and their "sister city". They visited the Church with Priscilla, Elvira and Charlie before joining the Community Lunch Club in St Boswells for soup and a roll. After lunch, Charlie took them on a quick tour of the Parish before ... [more]

21/09/2012

Maxton Met Julian Goodacre

When the monsoons abated, Maxton met Julian Goodacre in the first of this season's Maxton Meets. The Viilage Hall was filled with the haunting sounds of bagpipes from all over Europe as Julian took an enthralled audience through the stages of making his various sets of pipes, the materials used and then in many cases gave us traditional tunes associated with these pipes. Our thanks to Juli ... [more]

11/09/2012

Muckle Mou'd Meg Hits the Spot

Saturday afternoon saw Maxton Village Hall spell bound as Poppy's Puppets performed the story of Muckle Mou'd Meg to an audience of 36 children plus their supporting adults. After the show, the children got the opportunity to make a puppet of their own. Felicity would like to thank Poppy for coming and also all the people, from the parish and from without, who helped to make the even ... [more]

18/08/2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 13th August 2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 13th August 2012 Present: Jimmy, Thomson, Charlie, Elvira, Douglas, Ann, Ron, Felicity, Eileen. Apologies: Priscilla, Isobel. In attendance: PC Lorraine Matthews No Cold Calling The Chairman welcomed PC Matthews who has had to take over the project as a result of the imminent promotion of PC Hulford who had spoken to us at the last meeting. ... [more]

13/08/2012

New Eildon Explorer Bus Timetable from July 2nd

The new bus timetable for the 964 service "The Eildon Explorer" can be downloaded from: Bus Timetable for Maxton All those wishing to use this service from Maxton Parish MUST pre-book ... [more]

02/07/2012

Maxton Meets 2012 - 2013

MAXTON MEETS 2012 – 2013 The programme of talks for the new season is: Monday September 10th 2012 Maxton Meets Julian Goodacre, the Bagpipe Maker Julian will give a talk entitled– "Bagpipes beyond the Borders" Monday October 8th 2012 Maxton Meets Norman Jarvis of the Border Beekeepers Association Norman will give a talk entitled– "My Honey Bees and Me" Monday N ... [more]

17/07/2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 8th May 2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 8th May 2012 Present: Jimmy, Thomson, Charlie, Elvira, Isobel, Douglas, Ann, Ron, Tony, Helen, Eileen. In Attendance: PC Justin Hulford Apologies: Priscilla and PC Lorraine Matthews Presentation on No Cold Calling Zones The Chairman introduced PC Hulford who is at the forefront of the development of NCCZ’s in the Scottish Borders Council ar ... [more]

09/05/2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 19th March 2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 19th March 2012 Present: Jimmy, Janet, Thomson, Charlie, Tom, Elvira, Isobel, Douglas, Eileen. Apologies: Priscilla, Ann Previous Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on 20th February were accepted as an accurate record. Treasurer’s Report: Isobel reported that the current balance stands at £4823.89 with no bills outstanding. An accou ... [more]

20/03/2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 19th March 2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 19th March 2012 Present Jimmy, Janet, Elvira, Isobel, Tom, Eileen, Thomson, Douglas, and Charlie Apologies Priscilla and Ann Minutes of AGM held on 21st March 2011 The minutes of the previous AGM held on 21st March 2011 were distributed and accepted as an accurate record. 11th Annual Report for AGM Charlie presented the 11th Annual Report ... [more]

20/03/2012

11th Annual Report of Maxton 21

11th Annual Report of Maxton 21 This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Village Hall on Monday 19th March 2012. The Office-bearers of Maxton 21 during the year were: Chairperson/Diary keeper Jimmy Wilson Vice Chairperson/Diary keeper Thomson Irvine Secretary Charlie Denoon Treasurer Isobel Veitch Events: During the year the ... [more]

19/03/2012

Maxton Meets - Thanks

Maxton Meets would like to thank all six of this season's speakers, all who came to listen and also those who set up the hall and supplied the refreshments. Without all of you, this series of talks over the winter period could not take place. ... [more]

13/03/2012

Maxton Met - Peter and Kate Warner of Border Thyme

Treated to an excellent, informative and entertaining presentation with excellent visual support. Lots of sound advice on how to attract wildlife to your garden and how to get rid of the unwanted which turns up. Thanks to Peter and Kate for a very enjoyable last evening for Maxton Meets for this season. ... [more]

12/03/2012

Minutes of the Meeting of Maxton 21 held on Monday 20th February 2012

Minutes of the Meeting of Maxton 21 held on Monday 20th February 2012 Present: Jimmy, Charlie, Elvira, Isobel, Eileen, Priscilla. Apologies: Ann, Thomson, Douglas. Previous Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of Tuesday 10th January 2012 were accepted as being an accurate record. Treasurer’s Report: Isobel presented the monthly summary for the year to date. The balance shown is £8832 ... [more]

23/02/2012

Maxton Met Rowley Duncan

Last evening, Maxton Meets was treated to a fascinating and informative trip around the four Border Abbeys in the hands of a man who had helped to make two of them what they are today. Over the years, Rowley has been involved in the redevelopment of the facilities and landscape of both Jedburgh and Dryburgh Abbeys to make them the fine visitor attractions they are today. We thank him for giving ... [more]

14/02/2012

Maxton Burns Supper 2012

Saturday 21st January saw Maxton Village Hall with a full complement for the Annual Burns Supper. The evening started with Elvira saying the Selkirk Grace. After the soup, Jimmy brought the Haggis to the table, where it was addressed by Thomson. The Haggis, neeps and tatties were soon demolished, and tea or coffee with cheese and biscuits filled the few spaces left. Tom made the toast to &quo ... [more]

22/01/2012

Maxton 21 Presents its Cheque to Borders Holiday Group

Maxton 21 presented a cheque to its "Charity for 2011" during the Burns Supper last evening. Jimmy Wilson, Chair of Maxton 21, gave a cheque for £724.73 to Lorna Redpath a member of the Borders Holiday Group. Derek Inglis, also from Borders Holiday Group, thanked Maxton 21 and all the people who had worked to raise this large sum. ... [more]

22/01/2012

Effect of Changes to Maxton Bus Service from 6th February

The changes being implemented mean that all passengers wishing to travel from any point on the route 964 beyond St Boswells MUST book in advance. These services MUST be pre-booked by phoning 01835 826753, between 8.30am and 4pm, on the day before you intend to travel. Passengers travelling on Mondays must book on the previous Friday. ... [more]

14/01/2012

Changes to Bus Service for Maxton Parish from Monday 6th February

Altered Bus Service for Maxton Parish from Monday 6th February The new service is the Service 964 "The Eildon Explorer" The Service operates on Mondays(M), Thursdays (Th)and Fridays(F) ONLY. Outward Journeys Leaving Rutherford Burnside at 0945 (MThF) and at 1145(MF). Leaving Maxton at 1000 (MThF) and 1200(MF) Arrives St Boswells at 1005(MThF) and 1205(MF) These services MUS ... [more]

06/02/2012

"Maxton 21 Charity for 2012" -The Margaret Kerr Unit.

Maxton 21 has decided that the Margaret Kerr Unit to be built at Borders General Hospital will be "Maxton 21 Charity for 2012". The full details of this most valuable addition to the care provision of our area can be found at: Margaret Kerr Unit ... [more]

11/01/2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 10th January 2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 10th January 2012 Present: Jimmy, Thomson, Charlie, Priscilla,Tom. Apologies: Elvira, Isobel, Douglas, Ann Previous Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of Monday 7th November were accepted as an accurate record. Treasurer’s Report: In the absence of the Treasurer, Tom gave the meeting the up-to-date summary and the statement of accounts fo ... [more]

11/01/2012

Maxton Met Jake Harvey

Jake Harvey, Emeritus Professor and former Head of Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art, gave a fascinasting and illuminating talk about his recent research - "International Stone Project". During the two years, the team visited 16 different countries studying all aspects of stone, its quarrying, the tools with which it is carved, the sculptors and techicians, and as a finale the Miles ... [more]

09/01/2012

Hogmanay Ceilidh in Maxton

Hogmanay Ceilidh in Maxton The usual Hogmanay ceilidh was held in Maxton Village Hall to welcome in 2012. With music by Steve Kendal and Isabel, the general dancing and singing was supported by solo performances from Jessica Bennett and Tom Veitch. A good time was had by all, thanks to all who organised, participated and contributed. Happy New Year! ... [more]

01/01/2012

Seasonal Greetings from Ronn and Lesley Ballantyne

Ronn and Lesley formerly of Maple Cottage and now resident in Lanzarote send greetings to Maxton and its people. ... [more]

23/12/2011

Waste and Recycling Collections - Change to Dates

Collections in Maxton due to be made on Tuesday 27th December are unchanged. Collection due to be made on Monday 2nd January will now be made on Tuesday 3rd. ... [more]

22/12/2011

Season's Greetings from the Hollidays

Hope all our good friends in Maxton are well and ready for the Festive Season. Lots of good wishes from us both. Jane and John Holliday ... [more]

20/12/2011

"Maxton 21 Charity for 2011" - Jumbulance

The total which the Borders Holiday Group - Jumbulance will receive at the Maxton Burns Supper in January stands at the record total of £724-72. Sincere thanks to all who during the course of the year have helped in any way to raise this magnificent sum. ... [more]

19/12/2011

Maxton Village Carol Singing 2011

On a dry but cold evening 14 singers toured Maxton singing Christmas Carols and collecting for the Maxton 21 "Charity for 2011" - Jumbulance. Thanks to all who sang and to those who gave so generously. Particular thanks to the four St Boswells members who came and joined the locals, and to the family who kept our spirits up with mulled wine and sausages. The Charity will benefit to ... [more]

19/12/2011

Maxton 21 Meeting of 5th December 2011

Unfortunately, as there were insufficient members present to form a quorum, no formal business could take place. Informal discussion about arrangements for events over the Festive Season took place. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 10th January 2012 in Maxton Village Hall at 7.30pm. Note change of evening ... [more]

05/12/2011

Maxton Met - Dr Cath Livingstone

In the third of this year's series of talks, Dr Cath Livingstone gave an illustrated talk entitled "A Doctor in Afghanistan" about her experiences as a Territorial Army Doctor in the front line. In "normal" life she is an A&E Consultant and Anaesthetist at the Borders General Hospital, but she also a Major in the RAMC(V)who has done two month secondments to the Milit ... [more]

14/11/2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 7th November 2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 7th November 2011 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla. Apologies Douglas Previous Minutes Accepted as an accurate record of the meeting of 3rd October 2011. Treasurer's Report Accounts stand at £9033.00 with £599.20 as Charity Fund. Concern over the cost of gas – our bills have gone up over 60%, while ... [more]

09/11/2011

Maxton Met Isabel Gordon

Once again, Isabel, on her third visit to us, enthralled with the quality of presentation and content with her talk on 13th century Scotland as linked to Thomas the Rhymer, Duns Scotus and Michael Scott, in the context of the regnal and political complexities of the time. We thank her for once again giving of her time to bring us such a quality talk. ... [more]

10/10/2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 3rd October 2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 3rd October 2011 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, and Priscilla Apologies Ann, Douglas. Previous Minutes Accepted as an accurate record. Treasurer's Report Accounts stand at £9215.05 including Charity Fund of £584.20. Isobel still having the running battle over meter readings, and seems to have hit a brick ... [more]

03/10/2011

Young Achievers Award 2011

NOMINATION FORM 2011 Recognising inspirational young people who’ve made a difference through their volunteer efforts in the arts, community, environment and sport during the past 12 months. Please note: ñ All sections of this form must be completed as fully and clearly legible as possible. ñ Supporting material will not be considered. ñ If you’re nominating yourself, you will need to ... [more]

05/10/2011

Maxton Met Annie Shanks

This evening 22 people had the pleasure of an evening with Annie Shanks of Standhill Cheesery. She went to great pains to explain the workings of a Cheesery in layman's terms and then the various techniques needed to create the wide range of different cheeses they offer. A fascinating talk with, of course, the added attraction of samples for all. Many thanks to Annie for coming out on a wil ... [more]

12/09/2011

Count Us In!

Count Us In! We are delighted to have been awarded a grant from the Scottish Government's Games for Scotland programme to celebrate the 1000 day countdown to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on 27 October 2011. The Arts Development team at Scottish Borders Council are inviting groups to take part in a Borders wide "Flash" dance event in their local community. Our goal is to ... [more]

09/09/2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 29th August 2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 29th August 2011 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira and Priscilla. Apologies Ann & Douglas Previous Minutes Accepted as an accurate record of the meeting of 11th July 2011. Treasurer's Report Balance stands at £9186.74 including £584.20 in the Charity Fund. Past Events Strawberry Tea: Very successful despi ... [more]

29/08/2011

New Bus Service for Maxton Parish from Monday 29th August

New Bus Service for Maxton Parish from Monday 29th August The new service is the Service 964 "The Eildon Explorer" The Service operates on Mondays and Fridays ONLY. Outward Journeys Leaving Rutherford Burnside at 0945 and at 1145. These services MUST be pre-booked by phoning 01835 826753, between 8.30am and 4pm, on the day before you intend to travel. Passengers travelling on ... [more]

29/08/2011

Maxton Meets Programme 2011 - 2012

MAXTON MEETS PROGRAMME 2011 - 2012 Monday September 12th 2011 In the first of this year's series of talks, Maxton Meets - Annie Shanks of Standhill Cheesery who will give a talk entitled "From Chalk to Cheese". The story of a cheesery. Monday October 10th 2011 In the second of this year's series of talks, Maxton Meets – Isabel Gordon who will give an illustrated talk &qu ... [more]

19/08/2011

Crimestoppers Warning re Waste Disposal

Waste, especially hazardous waste, has the potential to cause serious harm to the environment, wildlife and human health. Therefore any business in Scotland that transports treats or disposes of any type of waste must have a waste permit or be registered with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). A number of illegal waste operators have set up across Scotland, operating without the ... [more]

29/07/2011

Voluntary Arts Scotland

Voluntary Arts Scotland Every day across Scotland, thousands of people take part in cultural activities. Whether they’re singing in choirs, staging musicals, sewing quilts, painting landscapes, or any of the other wonderful things the arts and crafts have to offer, Voluntary Arts Scotland is here to help. We offer information and support via our website – www.vascotland.org.uk - which is fil ... [more]

26/07/2011

Maxton 21 Strawberry Tea for Jumbulance

The Maxton 21 Strawberry Tea for The Borders Holiday Group Jumbulance visit to Germany raised a provisional total of £361.60p. Thanks are due to the two drivers of the event, Ann and Eileen for all their hard work, to all from Maxton 21 who helped run the afternoon and to all those from Jumbulance and beyond without whose help the afternoon would not have been such fun. Thanks also to the local ... [more]

16/07/2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 11th July 2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 11th July 2011 Present Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, Ann, Priscilla & Douglas. Apologies Isobel Previous Minutes Minutes of the meeting of 18th April were approved, the June meeting not having been quorate. Treasurer's Report In Isobel's absence, Charlie gave the meeting the statement of accounts which she had prepa ... [more]

11/07/2011

Maxton & Mertoun Church Fete - Thanks for Support

Thanks to all who supported yesterday's fete at Mertoun which raised £1197 for church funds. Included in our thanks are all those who worked so hard and all who came despite the uncertain weather. Particular thanks to the Duke and Duchess for hosting the event. ... [more]

11/07/2011

Computer Scam Alert

Please be aware of a scam involving a cold telephone call from an individual claiming to represent Microsoft, AOL or another company, and that your computer, or partner/husband/wife, has reported a fault and that they require remote access to solve the problem. After access is given, it is explained that the relevant upgrades will cost money, at which point bank details are obtained and monies ta ... [more]

08/06/2011

Meeting of Maxton 21 of 6th June 2011

Unfortunately, as there were insufficient members present to form a quorum, no formal business could take place. The next meeting will be on Monday 11th July in Maxton Village Hall at 7.30pm. ... [more]

06/06/2011

Christian Aid

The organisers are grateful to all involved in collecting during Christian Aid week The totals involved were: Maxton & Mertoun and St Boswells - £2344.37 Eildon & Newtown £919.03 ... [more]

29/05/2011

Demand Responsive Transport for Maxton?

In the Southern Reporter of 26th May 2011, it was announced that the Munro's 64 service was to be terminated. No date was given, but it was stated that Maxton, Bowden and Gattonside would be served by a demand-responsive service. The following is taken from the SBC website: Demand Responsive Transport A demand-responsive transport service is basically a taxi-bus service which only runs ... [more]

27/05/2011

Coffee Morning & Plant Sale - Thanks for Support

Thanks to all who supported this morning's Coffee Morning and Plant Sale for Hall Funds. Thanks particularly to all those whose hard work made the event possible. As a result the sum of £242.03 will be added to Hall funds. ... [more]

21/05/2011

Warning re Solar Panel and Energy Saving Scams

The Scottish Regional Scambusters Team are warning consumers to be on their guard regarding representatives from companies canvassing for solar panels and energy saving installations. There have been recent reports of consumers in Scotland being cold called by telephone or receiving unsolicited home visits from company representatives offering the installation of solar panels or other similar e ... [more]

19/05/2011

Neighbourhood Watch Spring Newsletter

The latest edition of the Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches Newsletter can be downloaded from: Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter ... [more]

28/04/2011

Maxton Neighbourhood Watch Appeal

Did You See Anything Unusual between Maxton & St Boswells last Monday? Police are requesting help with finding those who broke into a house between Maxton & St Boswells last Monday and made off with items from the house. Although the house is outwith the Maxton Neighbourhood Watch area it is in our own interests to help to apprehend those responsible. Similar incidents have been rep ... [more]

21/04/2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 18th April 2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 18th April 2011 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla. Apologies Douglas Previous Minutes The minute of the meeting of 21st March 2011 was accepted as being an accurate record. Treasurer's Report The account now stands at £7375.34. Past Events N/A Future Events Saturday 21st May - Coffee Morning and Plant ... [more]

18/04/2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 21st March 2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 21st March 2011 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, & Douglas. Apologies Priscilla, Ann Previous Minutes The minute of the meeting held on 17th January 2011 was accepted as being an accurate record. Treasurer's Report Having just presented the accounts for 2010, the Treasurer noted that the items which were o ... [more]

22/03/2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 21st March 2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 21st March 2011 Persons Present Jimmy, Elvira, Isobel, Eileen, Thomson, Douglas, and Charlie Apologies Priscilla and Ann Minutes of AGM held on 19th March 2010 The minutes of the previous AGM held on 15th March 2010 were distributed and accepted as an accurate record. 10th Annual Report for AGM Charlie presented the 10th Annual Report to ... [more]

22/03/2011

10th Annual Report of Maxton 21

10th Annual Report of Maxton 21 This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Village Hall on Monday 21st March 2011. The Office-bearers of Maxton 21 during the year were: Chairperson/Diary keeper Jimmy Wilson Vice Chairperson/Diary keeper Thomson Irvine Secretary Charlie Denoon Treasurer Isobel Veitch Events: During the year the ... [more]

21/03/2011

Maxton Met Keith Robeson

This evening, Maxton Met someone whose love of the Border Hills and valleys was encapsulated in a talk which was a joy to listen to and to watch. It was a vehicle for a display of superb photography, equalled only by the actual places Keith visited to spread the word about walking the outdoors of the Borders. Out thanks to Keith for allowing us to share the fascination which he obviously has for ... [more]

14/03/2011

The Learmonth - Lermontov Link to Maxton

Following a "spying mission" by Rex Learmonth, and a tour of the area, in the company of the Secretary of Maxton 21, it might be of general interest to have some background information on a proposed visit to the area. The origins of the Learmonth family in the Scottish borders dates back to Malcolm 111 who awarded a land grant in the borders to a Norman Knight named Leuremue for his s ... [more]

07/03/2011

Maxton Met Ian Brown

Anyone who thought that Siberia was a huge area of nothingness should have been in Maxton Village Hall last evening when Ian Brown took us along with him on his four week stay in Southern Siberia. His travelogue showed us his geographer background, with the lives of the people as they have to accept the climate and landscape into which they are born, being uppermost in his mind. The history of t ... [more]

15/02/2011

New Lothian & Borders Police Structure for Community Policing

The new Lothian & Borders Police Structure for Community Policing. From 10th January 2011 there will be three Community Policing Areas ( CPA ) covering the Scottish Borders. Each CPA is commanded by an Inspector, who will supervise response and community policing in that area. The areas will be : North CPA : Peebles, Galashiels & Melrose; East CPA : Duns, Lauder, Kelso, Eyemouth &am ... [more]

01/02/2011

Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches Newsletter

The latest Newletter which has interesting News and Security Offers can be downloaded from the AOSNW Home Page at: Newsletter ... [more]

31/01/2011

Maxton 21 Charity for 2010 - Border Macmillan Centre

It gave the Maxton 21 Secretary great pleasure to be able to hand over cheques totalling £546.10 to the Borders Macmillan Centre this morning. The money raised has been divided between two funds - Fund 41 (Cancer Support Cars) which received £300, and Fund 31(General Fund) the remaining £246.10. Maxton 21 would like to thank all those who supported the events at which these funds were raised, ... [more]

31/01/2011

Maxton Burns Supper

Thirty six people joined in an excellent evening to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns in Maxton Village Hall last evening. The Rev Sheila gave the traditional Grace, Thomson addressed the haggis, Tom gave the Immortal Memory, and Cliff praised the lasses with Sheenagh replying. Thereafter the evening continued with song and poem. Thanks to all who made the evening possible. ... [more]

30/01/2011

Bobby Stoddart

It is with regret that Maxton notes the passing of Bobby Stoddart who was born in Maxton 79 years ago in Cramond Cottage. Son of Robert and Janet, he was brought up in the village in the prefabricated house which for many years stood beside the Village Hall. Cramond Cottage had originally been on Cramond Island as part of a military encampment, but was brought here and rebuilt. Bobby kept his i ... [more]

27/01/2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 17th January 2011

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 17th January 2011 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, Ann, Priscilla & Douglas. Apologies None Previous Minutes The minute of the meeting held on Monday 25th October was agreed to be an accurate record. Treasurer's Report Isobel reported that the final figures for the past year would be available when bank in ... [more]

19/01/2011

Service - New SBC Phone Number - Your chance to comment!

I would be very interested in any customer feedback you have received about the council's new contact number 0300 100 1800 and customer service approach. We are currently seeking to improve the service and feedback would be helpful. In particular any information you could provide me in relation to the following questions would be helpful: 1. Have you received any complaints fr ... [more]

19/01/2011

Maxton Met Norman Dodds

Despite the torrential rain and live football on the television, a large number of locals came to listen to Norman giving an excellent presentation on "Improving Your Digital Photography" The quality of the Powerpoint presentation was first class as was the commentary. Our thanks to Norman for answering the questions so ably and avoiding the techno level for all of us. Norman's w ... [more]

10/01/2011

Maxton Hogmanay Family Ceilidh 2010

The traditional Hogmanay Ceilidh was held in Maxton Village Hall, dancing to Steve Kendal and Isobel. The newly refurbished dance floor, without knots to trip over, made all the difference.. ... [more]

06/01/2011

Credit Card Scam - Beware!!!

This one is pretty slick since they provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they want. Note, the callers do not ask for your card number; they already have it. This information is worth reading. By understanding how the VISA & MasterCard Telephone Credit Card Scam works, you'll be better prepared to protect yourself.. One of our employees was called on Wednesday from &q ... [more]

07/12/2010

SBC News Release - Our budget – Your Services

News release from Scottish Borders Council: Tuesday 16 November 2010 Our budget – your services Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is launching a series of public meetings in various venues across the Borders to give residents the opportunity to hear more about the budget pressures facing the Council and have their say in the proposals being put forward. SBC is faced with a considerable ... [more]

17/11/2010

Maxton 21 Charity for 2011 is the Borders Holiday Group

Following the Maxton Meets presentation by Gordon Jackson and Lorna Redpath, it was decided that, as the Group meets all the criteria for being the Maxton 21 Charity for 2011, the Borders Holiday Group would be named as our choice. It is an unincorporated charitable association which organises Coach Holidays to Europe for the Sick and Disabled from the Borders Region and Southern Scotland. Reg ... [more]

09/11/2010

Maxton Met - Gordon Jackson

The audience in Maxton Village Hall, last evening, was enthralled to see and hear about the work of the Border Holiday Group and their trip in the Jumbulance to Germany. After explaining the philosophy and the organisation of the Group, Gordon, assisted by Lorna, took us from Hawick to Berlin with the group of disabled people who were going on holiday to a hotel at Rheinsberg, one hour north of t ... [more]

09/11/2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 25th October 2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 25th October 2010 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, Douglas. Apologies Ann, Priscilla Previous Minutes The minutes of the meeting held on 30th August were accepted as an accurate record. Treasurer's Report The Treasurer reported that the funds currently stand at £8490.97 of which £503.10 is in the Charity Accou ... [more]

27/10/2010

Maxton Met - David Roseburgh

Many thanks to David what was a very informative exposition of the many and varied pitfalls which may be encountered when researching one's family history. As a professional genealogist, David was able to combine a deep knowledge of his subject with a dry humour which kept the audience entertained. His descriptions of the many ways in which the record keepers of the past seem to have gone ou ... [more]

12/10/2010

Maxton Met - Dr Brian Moffat

What a treat! To open the 9th season of Maxton Meets we were lucky enough to be able to invite Dr Moffat back after a seven year absence. With his 25 years of excavation and research at the Soutra Mediaeval Hospital, there can be few people who know as much about the medical practices of the Augustinian monks as Dr Moffat. With his natural skill for communication and his wide-ranging knowledg ... [more]

14/09/2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 30th August 2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 30th August 2010 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, and Douglas. Apologies Priscilla Previous Minutes The minutes of the previous meeting on Monday 26th July 2010 were approved. Treasurer's Report The Treasurer reported that the funds stand at £7,957.08 which includes £510 in the Charity fund. Some monies are ... [more]

30/08/2010

Maxton Station Lives!

No, not a Dr Beeching reincarnation, but part of the model railway layout in Emerald Lake Park, near Melbourne in Australia. Thanks to Alec Harper of St Boswells who spotted it while out visiting relatives. ... [more]

27/08/2010

Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches Newsletter 3

To see the latest edition of the AoSNW Newsletter: Newsletter 3 ... [more]

10/08/2010

Sharing Your Details over the Telephone - a Warning

Sharing your details over the telephone A number of householders have been contacted by a company claiming to be from a Crime Research organisation. They ask questions about the security of your home, including if you have an alarm and if you are in a Neighbourhood Watch. You should not give this kind of information over the phone. The company are trying to sell security systems and charge ... [more]

10/08/2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 27th July 2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 27th July 2010 Present Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, Douglas and Ann Apologies Priscilla and Vera Previous Minutes The minute of the meeting held on 27th April was agreed as an accurate record. Treasurer's Report In the absence of Isobel no report was made. Past Events Coffee Morning & Plant Sale An excellent resu ... [more]

27/07/2010

Johnny Took to the Road - Well done to him! An Update

We all wished Johnny Rutherford all the best for his charity cycle from John 0' Groats to Land's End which he is starting today. The run is scheduled to take nine days averaging 100 miles a day. Accompanied by 600 others, including Olympians and Paralympians, Johnny is riding to raise money to set up a special immunology unit in Edinburgh Sick Kids' Hospital. There are only two unit ... [more]

12/06/2010

Maxton 21 Strawberry Afternoon Tea.

Thanks go to all who made the Strawberry Tea an undoubted success - those who made it possible by all their work on the day and in advance, and those who came in such large numbers to support Maxton 21's Charity for 2010 "Borders Macmillan Centre". Special thanks are due to Eileen and Ann for their superb bakery and cakery, and to Joyce for the donation of her beautiful notelets. ... [more]

17/07/2010

Last call for home renewables grants

News July 2, 2010 Last call for home renewables grants Scheme for heating technologies experiencing unprecedented demand Householders are being urged to snap up grants for home renewables. Government grants are available for 30 per cent of the cost, up to a maximum of £4,000, for heating technologies like wood fuel boilers, heat pumps or solar thermal water heating. Due to un ... [more]

05/07/2010

Maxton Meets Programme 2010 - 2011

MAXTON MEETS PROGRAMME 2010 - 2011 Monday September 13th 2010 In the first of this year's series of talks, Maxton Meets - Dr Brian Moffat Soutra Hospital – "Medicines from the Mud " An update on the work at Soutra Mediaeval Hospital. Monday October 11th 2010 In the second of this year's series of talks, Maxton Meets - David Roseburgh "Family History Research – S ... [more]

01/07/2010

Maxton 21 Coffee Morning & Plant Sale

Many thanks to all who supported this morning's Coffee Morning and Plant Sale for Maxton Village Hall Funds. Your efforts have raised £327.60. ... [more]

22/05/2010

Scottish Borders Community Energy Fair

Scottish Borders Community Energy Fair Scottish Borders Campus 21st & 22nd May 2010 29th April 2010 Update It’s looking good for a great event!! With only 3 weeks to go, the response from community case studies, equipment suppliers and support agencies is such that we know that the community energy fair will be well worth attending! We’re working very hard to ensure that ever ... [more]

12/05/2010

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Dear Councillor, Volunteering is a vital part of day-to-day life in the UK, and in 2002 The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for volunteer groups, was set up to recognise the outstanding contributions made by voluntary groups in local communities across the country. 750 groups have received this prestigious honour to date, including 85 from Scotland. However, we are continually ... [more]

12/05/2010

Safer Communities Newsletter No7 May 2010

SAFER BORDERS NEWSLETTER Nos. 7 May 2010 A newsletter on community safety issues DON’T BE THE FACE OF VIOLENCE A new campaign to tackle alcohol fuelled street violence will run from June to the end of July throughout the Scottish Borders. This period coincides with many of the Border’s town celebrations which have a history of excessive drinking, that on occasion spill over into incidents of ... [more]

10/05/2010

Minutes of Meeting of Maxton 21 held on 27th April 2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 27th April 2010 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, Vera, Priscilla & Douglas. Apologies Ann Previous Minutes The minutes of the meeting of Monday 15th March were accepted as a correct record. Treasurer's Report Isobel presented detailed accounts for March and April (to date) to the meeting. The current bal ... [more]

27/04/2010

Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches Newsletter 2

Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches Newsletter 2 April 2010 Hello and welcome to the second issue of our newsletter. The response to our last mailing was very positive. As well as the more ‘formal’ feedback provided in your answers to our survey, we also received a host of phone calls and e-mails and requests for more of our ‘Safer Communities, Safer Scotland’ publication. It’s gr ... [more]

20/04/2010

Scam Alert from Lothian & Borders Police

Scam Alert from Lothian & Borders Police Several reports of the following have been received happening in Clackmannanshire in Central Scotland, Fife area and Hillend, Edinburgh. A well-dressed individual approaches looking for help, the male is often driving a Mercedes and the contact is made in either car parks or service areas. The story given is that the man has lost his wallet, or ... [more]

19/03/2010

Maxton 21 Charity for 2010 is Borders Macmillan Centre

At the recent meeting of Maxton 21 it was decided that the Maxton 21 "Charity for 2010" would be the Borders Macmillan Centre at the Borders General Hospital. Money contributed to these funds remains in the Borders and is used to benefit and improve the lives of those affected by cancer in the Borders. There are various endowment funds within the control of the centre and a decisio ... [more]

17/03/2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 15th March 2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 15th March 2010 Present Jimmy, Isobel, Thomson, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, Douglas, Tom and Ann. Apologies Priscilla Previous Minutes The minutes of the meeting held on 19th January 2010 were accepted as an accurate record. Treasurer's Report The current balance is £6865 84. Past Events Maxton Meets Douglas Methven. An excellent ... [more]

15/03/2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 15th March 2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 15th March 2010 Persons Present Jimmy, Elvira, Isobel, Eileen, Thomson, Ann, Douglas, Tom and Charlie Apologies Priscilla Minutes of AGM held on 2nd March 2009 The minutes of the previous AGM were distributed and accepted as an accurate record. 9th Annual Report for AGM The 9th Annual Report for the AGM was presented to the meeting . The r ... [more]

15/03/2010

Maxton Now on Google Earth Street View

You can now take a trip through Maxton on Google Earth. Filmed in summer 2009, the camera enters Maxton from the West End, continues through the village and then turns up the Station Road heading for Muirhouselaw. Well worth a look. ... [more]

15/03/2010

9th Annual Report of Maxton 21

9th Annual Report of Maxton 21 This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Village Hall on Monday 15th March 2010. The Office-bearers of Maxton 21 during the year were: Chairperson/Diary keeper Jimmy Wilson Vice Chairperson/Diary keeper Thomson Irvine Secretary Charlie Denoon Treasurer Isobel Veitch Events: During the year the ... [more]

15/03/2010

Maxton Met Douglas Methven

An excellent audience of thirty were thoroughly entertained and informed by Douglas. His excellent slides and relaxed commentary were enjoyed by all. Thanks to Douglas for giving us an outstanding evening, the last of the present series. ... [more]

09/03/2010

Maxton Met John Rogerson

On Monday 15th March Maxton met John Rogerson. Locals were very interested to hear about various villages in the area, and stories about their past history. Maxton 21 thanks John for coming as a replacement speaker - his talk having been postponed last month due to the snow. ... [more]

16/02/2010

Bogus Door-to Door Callers

As a result of the recent bad weather, the opportunity exists for bogus workmen to make door-to-door calls claiming that damage has been done to your property and offering to make repairs. DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM ALWAYS CONTACT SOMEONE WHOM YOU TRUST TO GIVE YOU ADVICE BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE. There is no evidence of bogus workmen working in the Maxton area at the present ... [more]

04/02/2010

Community Wardens

SBC Community Wardens have been in the Village to make us aware of their presence. Notices about dog fouling have been posted and dog owners are reminded of their responsiilites in this matter. Wardens are happy to be contacted by members of public with regard to dog fouling and other anti-social behaviour. They can be contacted on 0800 028 5711. ... [more]

04/02/2010

Haiti Earthquake Appeal Afternoon Tea

Thanks to all who supported the Afternoon Tea for the Haiti Earthquake Appeal. As a result of your efforts, seen amd unseen, the grand sum of almost £2000 has been raised. It was so positive to see members of the four parishes working together for a common cause. ... [more]

31/01/2010

The Maxton Burns Supper 2010

Saturday 30th January saw the Annual Maxton Burns Supper held in the Village Hall. 26 locals gathered to celebrate the birth of the National Bard. Elvira gave The Selkirk Grace, Jimmy addressed the Haggis, Tom gave the Immortal Memory and Andy and Lilian dealt with Toast to the Lasses and the Reply. Thereafter contributions were made by Sheena, Vera, Richard and Priscilla, with traditional song ... [more]

31/01/2010

Maxton 21 Presents a Cheque to BANG

Charlie, representing Maxton 21, presented a cheque for £505.99 to Nicola and Viv from Borders Additional Needs Group, Galashiels which was Maxton 21's Charity for 2009. Further details about the Group can be found at: Borders Additional Needs Group ... [more]

26/01/2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 19th January 2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 19th January 2010 This meeting replaces the one cancelled due to adverse weather last Tuesday. Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Vera, Priscilla & Douglas. Apologies Elvira Previous Minutes The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 15th December were accepted as being an accurate record. Treasurer's Report I ... [more]

19/01/2010

Maxton Failed to Meet John Rogerson

Because of the weather conditions and the lack of safe car parking space due to the huge amount of snow, the meeting was cancelled. John has made it clear that he will be happy to come during the next winter season. ... [more]

12/01/2010

Maxton Village Carol Singing 2009

Thanks to all who supported the Annual Carol Singing in Maxton Village. The excellent turnout and the generous contributions made it all worthwhile. Thanks also to Jonathan and Katie and Peter and Libby for their mulled wine, sausages and mince pies. The evening raised £113.21 which will be added to the existing sum for the Maxton 21 Charity for 2009 "BANG". ... [more]

21/12/2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 15th December 2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 15th December 2009 Present: Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Priscilla & Douglas. Apologies: Elvira Previous Minutes The minutes of the last meeting of Maxton 21 held on 13th October 2009 were accepted as being an accurate record. Treasurer's Report Isobel reported that funds stood at £6828 with some income to be received f ... [more]

15/12/2009

Maxton Met - Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service

Last night, L&B Fire and Rescue Service gave an excellent Powerpoint presentation on Safety in the Home. Concentrating mainly on the prevention of fire and the avoidance of risk, Mark Laidlaw and the other members of White Watch, Galashiels covered all aspects of ways of making sure that householders can avoid putting themselves in danger and how to ensure that should the worst happen they ca ... [more]

10/11/2009

Maxton 21 Coffee Morning - Thanks for Support

Thanks to all who supported last Saturday's Coffee Morning for Hall Funds. Thanks especially to all who donated items for the event and who worked to make it all happen. As a result, the Hall Funds will benefit by about £149. ... [more]

02/11/2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 13th October 2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 13th October 2009 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Charlie, Priscilla & Douglas. Apologies Elvira Previous Minutes The minutes of the last meeting were approved. Treasurer's Report The balance at the end of September stands at £6957.03 of which £372 70 is in the Charity fund. Past Events Homecoming Sunday: Considered a great ... [more]

20/10/2009

Maxton Met - Ian Hird

Maxton Met – Ian Hird: Another first rate evening's entertainment with an enlightening talk and superb slides. 25 people were given an account of the process which had gone on in Ian's development as a potter, and were taken through the various steps he goes through in taking initial ideas and combining them with others to produce a finished article, both with the development of the Pit ... [more]

20/10/2009

Maxton Met – Ruaraidh Hamilton

Ruaraidh Hamilton, Wildlife and Conservation Officer with Lothian and Borders Police, gave a fascinating insight into the work with which he is involved. He covered the many areas of criminal activity, most of which are designed to make money for the offenders, which are prevalent in our area. He was able to answer the questions asked after his talk, diplomatically, realising, as we all do, th ... [more]

14/09/2009

Gaelic Galore - Interested in Learning gaelic?

GAELIC GALORE Interested in learning Gaelic? Ùlpan is a new method of teaching Gaelic where the emphasis is on speaking and understanding through the repetition of short phrases that are then reinforced through language activities. The following classes using Ùlpan will be running this autumn: *Level 1 (Beginners): Maxton/St Boswells area (Time to be arranged – daytime or evening possibl ... [more]

05/09/2009

Maxton Homecoming Sunday 2009

Maxton Homecoming Sunday Sunday 23rd August 2009 was Maxton Homecoming Sunday, when 60+ former and current members of the Maxton Parish community got together in Maxton Village Hall. The day started with the Hall opening at 10am, a Church service at 11.45am in Maxton Kirk, a soup and crusty bread lunch from 1pm till 2pm, with the Hall staying open till 4pm. Tea/Coffee was available all day. ... [more]

24/08/2009

Rev Ian Grainger - an Appreciation

REV. IAN G. GRAINGER (10th April 1925 – 9th August 2009) Ian was called to the Linked Charge of Maxton with Newtown St Boswells in 1985. A late entrant to the ministry, this was his first and only charge. Born in Newcastle, Ian had a life-long involvement with the church – initially with the Methodist church, his father being a Methodist lay preacher. A civil engineer by profession, his work ... [more]

17/08/2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 11th August 2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Tuesday 11th August 2009 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Charlie, Elvira & Priscilla Apologies Douglas Previous Minutes The minutes of the last meeting were approved. Treasurer's Report The funds presently stand at £6118.72. Future Events Maxton Homecoming Sunday – Sunday 23rd August. Plans for this event were finalised, with sett ... [more]

12/08/2009

Elm Cottage Plants - Thanks for Support

Charlie would like to thank all those who purchased plants this year. As a result of your generosity, £160 has been given to Border Kidney Patient's Trust (SC014677). In a letter of thanks from Lilian Cerasoli, Chairperson of the Trust, she states that the money will go towards equipment for the expansion of the haemodialysis unit. ... [more]

01/06/2009

Maxton 21 Coffee Morning and Plant Sale - Thanks for Support

Thanks to all who supported this morning's Coffee Morning and Plant Sale for Hall Funds. The sum of £296.80 was raised. Thanks, also, to those, seen and unseen, who did the work which made the morning possible. ... [more]

23/05/2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 11th May 2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 11th May 2009 Present Paul, Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla & Douglas. Previous Minutes The minutes of the last meeting were accepted as being an accurate record. Treasurer's Report Isobel presented a monthly statement of monies received and paid since the last meeting. The account currently stands at £5820.58. S ... [more]

13/05/2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 6th April 2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 6th April 2009 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla & Douglas. Apologies Paul, Eileen. Previous Minutes The minutes of the previous meeting were accepted as being an accurate record. Treasurer's Report The balance in the accounts stands at £5449.95. Monies for recent hall hire have still to be added. Past Events ... [more]

08/04/2009

Table Top Sale - Thanks for Support

Vera and Eileen would like to thanks those who supported the Charity Table Top Sale on Saturday. Almost £70 was raised which will go into the Maxton 21 Charity for 2009 account for Border Additional Needs Group. ... [more]

30/03/2009

Maxton & Mertoun Kirk Coffee Morning - Thanks for Support

Thanks to all those who came to support this morning's Coffee Morning in Maxton Village Hall. Especial thanks to our friends from St Boswells and Newtown for their unfailing support. The total raised was £390.50. ... [more]

14/03/2009

Recycling of the Tops from Milk Containers

Recycling of the Tops from Milk Containers Further to the recent note in the Church Magazine, contact has been made with the Doctor who is acting as the collection point for the cleaned red, green and blue tops. St Boswells has a collection point in the Church Hall. Currently the money raised from the sale of the tops is going to a charity assisting the Visually Impaired in Africa. Used post ... [more]

10/03/2009

Maxton Met - Isabel Gordon

The last of the 2008-2009 season of Maxton Meets was an outstanding and thought provoking talk on "Pests, Pestilence and the Perception of History". It gave a new perspective on history, making one realise that in so many cases the influence of the various unwanted baggage, which man took with him on his travels did more damage than the people themselves. Disease, carried by the parti ... [more]

09/03/2009

Maxton 21 Office Bearers for 2009

The following Office Bearers were appointed at the recent AGM of Maxton 21. Chair Jimmy Wilson (01835 822785) Vice Chair Thomson Irvine Secretary Charlie Denoon (01835 823745) Treasurer Isobel Veitch (01835 822331) Bookings for the Hall will continue to be dealt with by Jimmy Wilson. Maxton Neighbourhood Watch The Area Co-Ordinator is Charlie Denoon (01835 823745) The Co-Ordinators a ... [more]

04/03/2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on 2nd March 2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on 2nd March 2009 Persons Present Jimmy, Elvira, Vera, Isobel, Eileen, Thomson & Paul (took Minutes in Charlie's Absence) Apologies Douglas, Priscilla, Charlie & Ann Minutes of Previous Meeting The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Jimmy and accepted as an accurate record. Treasurers Report Isobel reported that to date the ... [more]

03/03/2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 2nd March 2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 2nd March 2009 Persons Present Jimmy, Elvira, Vera, Isobel, Eileen, Thomson & Paul (took Minutes in Charlie's Absence) Apologies Douglas, Priscilla, Charlie & Ann Minutes of AGM held on 17th March 2008 The minutes of the previous AGM were read by Jimmy and accepted as an accurate record. 8th Annual Report for AGM The 8th Annual R ... [more]

03/03/2009

8th Annual Report of Maxton 21

8th Annual Report of Maxton 21 This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Village Hall on Monday 2nd March 2009. The Office-bearers of Maxton 21 during the year were: Chairperson/Diary keeper Jimmy Wilson Vice Chairperson/Diary keeper Thomson Irvine Secretary Charlie Denoon Treasurer Isobel Veitch Events: During the year t ... [more]

02/03/2009

Maxton Met Mark Mulhern

Maxton Met – Mark Mulhern 17 hardy souls braved the snow and cold to meet Mark this evening. Mark is a researcher with the European Ethnological Research Centre, which is concerned with promoting research into Scottish life and publishing the results. He is editor of the "Flashbacks" series, the latest of which tells the story of George "Celery" Taylor who went from Hownam ... [more]

09/02/2009

Maxton 21 Charity for 2009 is BANG!

Borders Additional Needs Group or BANG was last evening selected to be the Maxton 21 Charity of the Year. BANG is a group set up by parents of children with special needs to support families with additional, complex or rare conditions. At BANG parents are able to support each other and encourage their children to live up to their potential. We always look at children as individuals first an ... [more]

03/02/2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 2nd February 2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 2nd February 2009 Present Paul, Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla & Douglas. Apologies Eileen Previous Minutes The Minutes of the last meeting were accepted as being a correct record. Treasurer's Report The Aon insurance premium, the cheque to the Maxton 21 Charity for 2008 and the PRS Licence have been paid but a ... [more]

02/02/2009

Maxton 21 Burns Supper 2009 - The Homecoming ll

The images shown here were taken and supplied by Angus Blackburn of AB Images Scotland who has kindly allowed us to put them on site, copyright remaining with him. He can be contacted: Angus Blackburn mobile: 07990 858 857 email: angus@abimagesscotland.co.uk www.abimagesscotland.co.uk ... [more]

04/02/2009

Maxton 21 Burns Supper 2009 - The Homecoming

Last evening, a party of 40 parishioners and friends enjoyed a Homecoming Burns Supper. It was a great pleasure to listen to the Rev Haisley Moore giving the "Immortal Memory" in his own inimitable style, ably supported by Maxton-born Grant Lees' "Toast to the Lassies" and Christine Irvine's "Reply". Haisley took us on a tour of Edinburgh with his theme &quo ... [more]

01/02/2009

Presentation of Cheque to Maxton 21 Charity for 2008

This morning Jimmy Wilson and Charlie Denoon, Chair and Secretary of Maxton 21 presented a cheque for £468.18 to Jo Glover and Fiona Morrison of the The Princess Royal Trust Borders Carers Centre, Galashiels. The money was raised at various events in Maxton during 2008. To find out more about the local group: The Princess Royal Trust Borders Carers Centre ... [more]

20/01/2009

Maxton met Richard and Bláthnaid Smart

Maxton met Richard and Bláthnaid Smart. There was a good audience for this illustrated talk by Richard and Bláthnaid Smart about their experience as VSO teachers in the upper west region of Ghana. They gave a vivid and colourful picture of a country of many contrasts and described the challenges and the rewards of their time in a rural community where there was very little provision for educ ... [more]

12/01/2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 5th January 2009

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 5th January 2009 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla & Douglas. Apologies Paul, Tom Previous Minutes The minutes of the meeting of 1st December 2008 were accepted as being a correct record. Treasurer's Report The balance in our account, with no outstanding bills, is £5441.21. This amount includes t ... [more]

06/01/2009

Maxton Hogmanay Ceilidh 2008

Maxton Hogmanay Ceilidh 2008 Maxton revellers celebrated the New Year with music, song and dance at a friendly ceilidh in the village hall. Although missing our regular accordionist, Steve Kendal, who is recovering from illness, the traditional Hogmanay event was successfully continued with energetic dancing and some excellent musical performances. Special highlights were Tom’s Tartan Medle ... [more]

03/01/2009

The Smile Train

The offerings taken during the special Christmas Services raised the magnificent sum of £870, which has been sent to The Smile Train Thanks to everyone for their generosity. ... [more]

28/12/2008

Maxton 21 - Village Carol Singing

Thanks to all 20 who turned out tonight, to be members of the Carol Singing Group for 2008. We were fortunate to have amongst us Angus Blackburn - photographer from the Border Telegraph - watch out for the picture!!! Thanks also to the households who provided sustenance - both solid and liquid - which kept the voices in tune, and the spirits up. As a result of the generosity of the Maxt ... [more]

21/12/2008

BOGUS CALLERS/ SCAMS

BOGUS CALLERS/ SCAMS Over the last few days there have been several suspicious incidents in the Borders area, particularly in and around Galashiels and Melrose, involving suspected bogus callers/scams. Two of these incidents have involved people ‘cold calling’ at doors on the pretext of collecting for different organisations. Callers will/ should have some form of identification (ID) fr ... [more]

10/12/2008

Poppy Appeal - Thanks for Support

Poppyscotland thanks the people of Maxton for their generosity. The sum of £282.99 was collected this year for those of our armed forces who require our continuing support. Thanks especially to Dawn Platt for her continuing efforts on behalf of the appeal. ... [more]

06/12/2008

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 1st December 2008

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 1st December 2008 Present Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla & Douglas. Apologies Paul, Isobel and Thomson. Previous Minutes Accepted as an accurate record Treasurer's Report As Isobel was not present, there was no report. Past Events Riddell Fiddles Concert – good turn out and well received by all. Financially wort ... [more]

02/12/2008

Riddell Fiddles Played Maxton Village Hall

On Saturday 22nd November, Riddell Fiddles ably supported by James Paterson and Carlenjig, played a fund raising concert in Maxton Village Hall. A large number of fiddlers, of all ages and all levels of accomplishment, showed how enthusiasm and hard work and first class tuition can develop talent. Maxton 21 thanks them for their efforts and wished them well in their fund raising for a visit to V ... [more]

23/11/2008

Maxton Met - Emma Emmerson

Maxton Village Hall, with 26 of an audience, was the scene of much entertainment and a true learning experience when Emma, from Floors Garden Centre took everyone on a world tour. Her topic "Plants - What's in a Name?" was a fascinating trip into Language - mainly Latin and Greek, Countries, Plant Hunters, as well as formal botanical structures and the more obvious categories such a ... [more]

11/11/2008

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 3rd November 2008

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 3rd November 2008 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla & Douglas. Apologies Eileen, Paul Previous Minutes Agreed as an accurate record of the meeting. Treasurer's Report The Treasurer expressed her pleasure that the income from lettings was being maintained and was pleased to inform the meeting that the curr ... [more]

03/11/2008

Maxton Met – Grant Lees.

Maxton Met – Grant Lees. Thirty six pepole were entertained to a fascinating account of the development of the mechanical clock by local clockmaker and repairer, Grant Lees, in Maxton Village Hall last evening. Taking clocks from the sundial and water clock to the mass production of the early part of the twentieth century in America, interspersed with his humorous asides, and the quotes from the ... [more]

14/10/2008

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 6th October 2008

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 6th October 2008 Present Isobel, Thomson, Jimmy, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla & Douglas. Apologies Paul, Rosi Previous Minutes The minute of the meeting of 25th August was accepted as being an accurate record. Treasurer's Report Difficulties over the payment of gas bills now seem to be resolved, and the gas used is being pa ... [more]

08/10/2008

Maxton Met - Walter Elliot

Last evening, Walter made a return visit to Maxton Village Hall, to give a very healthy turnout an insight into his new book. More than that, he gave a performance - quoting and reciting from the vast collection of work which he has gathered into this fascinating modern collection. Walter knows that a welcome is always there for him in Maxton Village Hall. Thanks, and haste ye back. ... [more]

09/09/2008

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 25th August 2008

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 25th August 2008 in Maxton Village Hall at 7.30pm Present Rosi, Isobel, Thomson, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla. In Jimmy's absence Thomson took the Chair. Apologies Jimmy, Paul, Douglas Previous Minutes Agreed as a correct record of the last meeting. Treasurer's Report Isobel reported that the accounts now stood at £48 ... [more]

27/08/2008

Maxton Meets Programme 2008 - 2009

Maxton Meets 2008-2009 8th September 2008 Maxton Meets - Walter Elliot Walter will talk on "The New Minstrelsy of the Scottish Borders", his latest book, the idea for which came out of his visit to Maxton with Sheila Campbell in 2003. 13th October 2008 Maxton Meets – Grant Lees Grant, Maxton born, is a clock repairer and restorer who now lives and works in Galashiels. He will ... [more]

13/07/2008

Stable House Garden Opening - Thanks for Support

The garden opening last Sunday at Stable House raised just over £500, despite the rather damp afternoon - and 40% of this total will be given to Maxton and Mertoun Kirk. Thanks to all who helped in any way and especially to those who ignored the rain and came out to support this event. Our thanks go to Colonel and Mrs Blacklock for all their hard work in providing this fundraising opportunity. ... [more]

13/07/2008

Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 17th March 2008

Amended Minutes of Maxton 21 AGM held on Monday 17th March 2008 Person Present Paul, Rosi, Jimmy, Priscilla, Thomson, Isobel, Charlie, Elvira, Eileen & Douglas Apologies Ron and Ann Chairperson’s Report Paul read out the Chairperson’s report for the previous year. The report was accepted as a true account of the previous year. Two points were raised from discussions of the repor ... [more]

29/04/2008

7th Annual Report of Maxton 21

7th Annual Report of Maxton 21 This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Village Hall on Monday 17th March 2008. The Office bearers of Maxton 21 during the year were: Chairperson - Paul Dean Vice Chairperson/Diary keeper - Jimmy Wilson Secretary - Rosemary Dean Treasurer - Ron Collie Events: During the year 2007/8 the following even ... [more]

22/03/2008

Maxton Met - Jim Paterson

Maxton Met - Jim Paterson For the final talk in this season's 'Maxton Meets...' we were delighted to welcome Jim Paterson, retired senior police office from Greater Manchester police. Jim gave us a very interesting and intriguing account of his time as Senior Investing Officer on 'Operation Osprey' during the late eighties and early nineties, and shared with us some of ... [more]

12/03/2008

Well Done George Riddell!

Congratulations to our own George Riddell of Maxton East End Farm who last week was presented with the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland's Gold Medal for 50 years service to farming, all of them on Maxton East End. The story goes that he was given a job for two weeks, working with his father, who was on the farm, and 50 years later he is still there! He really wanted to ... [more]

14/02/2008

Maxton Met Penny Davies

Last evening, a group of 20 were treated to a fascinating talk by Penny Davies on the life and work of the professional commercial photographer. Penny pulled no punches about the problems involved when the client really didn't know what he/she wanted and whatever was put forward just wasn't quite right. The problems of running a one-person business were also highlighted. We thank Penn ... [more]

12/02/2008

Maxton 21 Burns Supper 2008

Last evening , the annual Burns supper was held in Maxton Village Hall. A special welcome was given to Sheila Moir, the new Minister for the parish who kindly delivered the Selkirk Grace. Following the Entry of the Haggis by Tom and the Address to the Haggis by Thomson, the gathered tucked into a traditional supper of soup, haggis, neeps and tatties. After supper Tom delivered the Immortal ... [more]

27/02/2008

Maxton Met - Oliver Eade

A fascinated audience was treated to a personal but intense view of China, gathered from Oliver's visits to China over the years. The changing face of China, mainly in the cities, was contrasted with the way of life in the countryside which, in some places, may not have changed for a thousand years. Oliver took us to the places visited by the tourist travellers in their groups, but also to ... [more]

15/01/2008

BAAGS Letter to Maxton 21

Dear Paul and all Maxton 21 Supporters Thank you all so much for the support you have given to our cause, and for your generosity. The £381.05 that you have raised and donated to us will guarantee that the three planned training events for 2008 will take place. This will help raise further awareness of Asperger Syndrome/Autism, as well as, hopefully, encourage more people to want to find out ... [more]

09/01/2008

Maxton Village Hogmanay 2007

Maxton Village Hogmanay 2007 A crowd of nearly sixty gathered in the village hall on Monday night for the annual Hogmanay celebrations. With the accompaniment of Steve Kendall, the revellers twirled and waltzed the night away and toasted in the New Year at midnight with a glass or two of bubbly. During the evening, we were once again entertained by Jessica Bennett who performed four superb ... [more]

03/01/2008

Presentation to Maxton Charity for 2007 - BAAGS

Derek Purvis, Chairman of Borders Asperger and Autism Group, was today presented with a cheque for £371.05 by the Chair of Maxton 21, Paul Dean. The monies were raised by Maxton 21 at various fund raising events, raffles and the Maxton Village Carol Singing. Each year, Maxton 21 is pleased to support a charity which is locally based and to which we can all relate. A decision on the Maxton 2 ... [more]

31/12/2007

St Andrews Night with Carlenjig at Maxton Village Hall

St Andrew's Night A rather damp and dismal evening didn't deter a good crowd from coming to the village hall to celebrate St Andrew's night. The musical entertainment was provided by Carlenjig who played two sets of terrific music either side of a stovie supper and quiz compiled by resident quiz master Tom Veitch. A raffle held on behalf of the Maxton 21 charity for 2007 - BAAG ... [more]

02/12/2007

Maxton Met Rory MacDonald

A full house (40+) at Maxton Village Hall for last night;s talk by Regional Archaeologist Rory MacDonald on "Roxburgh Castle and Old Roxburgh". All of what Rory had to say was from an archaeological perspective and with the aid of a Powerpoint programme he was able let us see aerial views of the sites and let us into the secrets of what the various mounds, bumps and bits of masonry are ... [more]

13/11/2007

Maxton Met Julian Goodacre

Maxton Met Julian Goodacre Last night Maxton Meets met Julian Goodacre, bagpipe and smallpipe maker from Peebles. Julian has been researching, developing and making pipes for over 20 years. He gave a wonderful talk on the history and making of pipes and demonstrated a wide range of pipes from all over the country. For his finale, Julian was joined by Elspeth Smellie on harp for a duet. ... [more]

09/10/2007

Maxton Met Sibylle Alexander

Maxton Meets was honoured by the presence of Sibylle Alexander at their meeting last evening, when she treated them to fine examples of her skill as a storyteller. Sibylle Alexander was born in Hamburg in 1925 into a family with a rich history of storytelling - an ancestor married one of the Brothers Grimm. She developed the first free radio programme for children in Hamburg during 1945; lect ... [more]

11/09/2007

The Hasty Family Have Arrived from Maxton NC

Betty Hasty, with son John and daughter Flora (McCook)arrived this morning at Edinburgh Airport from Newark. They came straight down to Maxton and were welcomed at a small tea party in the Village Hall. We trust they will have a very pleasant visit to Scotland, and thank them for braving the A7 between Edinburgh and the Borders. Keeping our link with Maxton North Carolina is important to the pe ... [more]

09/08/2007

The Maxton Barbecue 2007

Iffy weather, low numbers, Wimbledon tennis - nothing stops the Maxton barbecue. Despite the forecast of showers, the wet grass in the park and Venus Williams casting her spell at Wimbledon, the hardy barbecuers carried on, admittedly indoors for the consumers, but outdoors for the Burgermeister. Thanks to Dave Wilkinson, ex HMS Maxton, and wife Heather for once again battling their way up the A ... [more]

07/07/2007

Maxton Meets - Programme for 2007-2008

Monday September 10th 2007 – Maxton Meets - Sybille Alexander The internationally renowned storyteller will let us hear some of her 'Celtic Tales'. This is the first of this year's series of six talks. Maxton Village Hall at 7.30pm Admission: £1.50 (includes tea/coffee) Come to one, come to all – everyone welcome! Further details from: Paul on 01835 823571 Monday October ... [more]

10/09/2007

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting of 11th June 2007

MAXTON 21 MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 11 JUNE 2007 PRESENT: Charlie, Douglas, Eileen (minutes), Isabel, Priscilla (chair), Ron, Thompson & Vera. APOLOGIES: Elvira, Jimmy, Paul, Rosemary and Tom The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed. MATTER ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES: Vera has been in touch with Sibylle Alexander with regards to Maxton Meets. TREASURER'S ... [more]

14/06/2007

Maxton 21 Office Bearers 2007

Office-Bearers for 2007 Chair Paul Dean- Maple Cottage, Maxton Vice Chair Jim Wilson Secretary Vacant Treasurer Ron Collie - Glebe View, Maxton Hall Bookings Jim Wilson - 01835 822785 Village Neighbourhood Watch Area Co-ordinator Charlie Denoon - Elm Cottage, Maxton Co-ordinators Helen Herring - Talisker Grantsfield Tony Herring - Talisker Grantsfield Secretary Elvira Denoon - ... [more]

29/04/2007

SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT OF MAXTON 21

SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT OF MAXTON 21 This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Kirk on 19th March 2007. The Office bearers of Maxton 21 during the year were: Chairperson Paul Dean Vice Chairperson / Diary Jimmy Wilson Secretary Rosemary Dean Treasurer Ron Collie Events: During the year 2006, the following events were organised by ... [more]

09/04/2007

BAAGS is the Maxton 21 Charity for 2007

At last evening's meeting, it was decided that the Borders Asperger & Autism Group Support should be the "Maxton 21 Charity for 2007". Details of the Charity and its work can be found at: BAAGS ... [more]

20/02/2007

Big Lottery Fund Award for Maxton Village Hall

Maxton 21 has been awarded the sum of £9957 by the Big Lottery Fund to enable work to be carried out install disabled toilets and provide emergency access. Work should be starting shortly. ... [more]

15/02/2007

Maxton Met - Alec McCue

A disappointing turnout at this the fifth of the winter series of talks, for what was an excellent and very informative evening. A series of excellent photos with a well researched commentary covered the War Memorials of the Scottish Borders area. Information about individuals recorded made the talk much more personal. Thanks to Alec for coming and giving of his extensive knowledge and explaini ... [more]

12/02/2007

Maxton 21 Burns Supper 2007

Last evening, the annual Burns Supper was held in Maxton Village Hall. It was a particular pleasure to welcome a group of four Swedes to our celebration, and to give them some insight into the Bard and his work. After the Selkirk Grace given by Rev Bruce Neill, Minister of the Parish, Thomson gave the Address to the Haggis, Douglas the Immortal Memory and Tom and Isobel the Toast to the Lassies ... [more]

28/01/2007

Maxton Met Isobel Gordon

Last evening, Maxton Met Isobel Gordon who gave a fascinating account of the intrigue, bargaining, hatred and downright bloodlust which was The Rough Wooing. She also put aside the romanticised view of The Border Reivers and painted them as they were - out for themselves at anyone else's cost. Very few of the nobility of any of the countries involved came out of the evening with much credit. ... [more]

09/01/2007

Hogmanay at Maxton Village Hall

Maxton sees in the New Year Despite the best efforts of the weather, a crowd of over fifty joined together in the village hall on Sunday night to see in the New Year. As ever, Steve Kendall provided the musical entertainment for the willing dancers. We were pleased to welcome back Jessica Bennett, who again proved her multiple talents by playing two saxophone pieces and dancing a Scottish ree ... [more]

04/01/2007

Maxton 21 presents Cheque to Borders Talking Newspaper

This afternoon, Maxton 21 presented a cheque for £325.40 to Tim Usher representing The Borders Talking Newspaper. The Borders Talking Newspaper was the Maxton 21 "Charity for 2006" and both groups would like to thanks all those who supported the various events which contributed to the final total. ... [more]

31/12/2006

Shona Mooney Trio Play Maxton Village Hall

Shona Mooney Trio Friday 1st December 2006 What better way to start the festive season! It may have been cold and wet outside, but inside the village hall the audience were treated to a fantastic evening of fiddle, guitar and bass music to warm the Winter chills. Shona Mooney, herself a Maxton resident until some fifteen years ago was joined on guitar by Ian Stephenson and on bass by David ... [more]

02/12/2006

Maxton Met - Judy Steel

An audience of almost 30 were treated to an enthralling evening when Judy Steel brought her slides showing the remodelling and conversion of the ruined tower house of Aikwood into the home which it it now is. Alongside the slideshow, Judy gave a very interesting insight into the history of the house, and the various stages through which the family and the architect had to go to keep within the Li ... [more]

14/11/2006

Maxton Met - Teyl de Bordes

Maxton met Teyl De Bordes Monday night saw the second in our series of 'Maxton Meets' at the village hall. Unfortunately, due to ill health Elizabeth Jordan was unable to present her talk on travelling people and we were grateful for Teyl De Bordes for stepping in and bringing forward his talk from January 2007 on the 'Seasons of Japan'. Teyl gave a great talk on Japanese g ... [more]

12/10/2006

Maxton Met - Elly Hamilton Red Squirrel Conservation Officer for the Borders

To kick off the 2006/07 season of 'Maxton Meets', Elly Hamilton, who is the Red Squirrel Conservation Officer for the Borders, came to the village hall to discuss the plight of the Red Squirrel in Scotland and explain some of the steps that were being taken to preserve one of the country's native species of wildlife. With some beautiful pictures taken by local naturalist photo ... [more]

12/09/2006

Maxton Parish Sunflower Competition Results

Sunflower Competition Judging Day 9th September 2006 Blessed by a beautiful morning, our guest judge Alf Breed and wife Janet joined Paul to tour the parish and judge the 2006 Sunflower competition. This year there were two categories - height of Sunflower and diameter of seed head. Any variety and growing conditions were allowed. The winner of the height category was won by Joe Duguid ... [more]

09/09/2006

Maxton & Mertoun linked with Newtown linked with St Boswells Church – Changes to times of service..

As of 10th September 2006, Service times will be: 9.30am Newtown 10.30am St Boswells 11.45 am Maxton/Mertoun except where there is a fifth Sunday in the month, when there will be a united service for all three congregations. ... [more]

21/08/2006

The Big Project - A letter and Photos from Chogoria Hospital

A letter of thanks, with accompanying photographs, has arrived from Dr Alison J Wilkinson, Chief Medical Officer of Chogoria Hospital. News from Chogoria ... [more]

18/07/2006

Maxton Parish Barbecue

An overcast afternoon didn't dampen the spirits as Maxton 21 held its Parish BBQ in the village hall grounds yesterday. Varying wind conditions made kite flying a challenge, but was enjoyed by the spectators present. Our thanks to Tim Millard for coming along with such a wide range of kites. Despite thickening cloud, the rain held off enabling head chef Tom to stay dry for a change whi ... [more]

09/07/2006

The Ghost of Major Ker by Edwina Boult

The Ghost of Major Ker by Edwina Boult This newly published book, by Edwina Boult delves into the mystery surrounding the death of Major John Strother Ker of the Scots Greys. One of the Kers of Littledean, whose family vault is in Maxton Kirk, he died in 1795 during the French Revolutionary Wars. This is a tale of storms and shipwrecks, of bloodshed, curses and a ghost, which links Scotland ... [more]

14/03/2006

Fifth Annual Report of Maxton 21

FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF MAXTON 21 This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Village Hall on 6th February 2006. The Officebearers of Maxton 21 during the year were: Chairperson - Priscilla Scott Vice Chairperson - Tom Veitch Secretary - Rosemary Dean Treasurer - Ron Collie Events: During the year 2005, the following events we ... [more]

07/02/2006

Meeting about the Future Provision of Public Transport in Maxton Parish

A meeting was held last evening, Monday 30th January 2006, with the Consultants who have been employed by SBC to investigate and consult upon the considered needs of the community of Maxton Parish. Their recommendations on future provision of services will be put to the SBC Transport Manager. Present were Tim Steiner of JMP Consultants, the SBC Passenger Transport Manager, Cllr Riddell-Carre a ... [more]

31/01/2006

Maxton Burns Supper

Last evening a group of 34 parishioners, friends and family gathered in Maxton Village Hall for the annual Burns Supper. Guests of particular note were Paul's parents who had come all the way from London to take part in their first ever Burns Supper. After Jacqui's Selkirk Grace, the evening got under way. Thomson addressed the Haggis, Tom gave the "Immortal Memory", and Ric ... [more]

29/01/2006

Maxton 21 Charity for 2006

The Charity for 2006 is The Borders Talking Newspaper. Based in Duns the organisation produces edited, taped versions of articles from the Southern Reporter and Berwickshire News 50 weeks of the year ... [more]

24/01/2006

Maxton Welcomes in 2006 at the Maxton Ceilidh

Scenes from the Ceilidh held in Maxton Village Hall to welcome in the year 2006. ... [more]

04/01/2006

Maxton 21 Presentation to Arthurshiel Animal Rescue

The Presentation of the Cheque for £384.79, raised at various events throughout the year, was made to Shona Middlemas representing Arthurshiel Rescue Centre which was the "Maxton 21 Charity of th ... [more]

31/12/2005

Five Parishes Paths Group

. . . . ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PATHS AND WALKING? The Five Parishes Paths Group, which covers Maxton, Mertoun, St Boswells, Newtown St Boswells and Bowden, was formed to promote the use of local path ... [more]

27/11/2005

Maxton NC now has its New Website

Our "Sister City" Maxton North Carolina now has a new website of its own. Click below to have a look. Maxton North Carolina ... [more]

13/07/2005

Maxton came to Maxton

Last evening, members of Maxton 21 were delighted to welcome a Maxtonian and her new husband to the village. Mary James from Maxton, Carolina, now Mary Stevenson and her husband of one week, Mike, ca ... [more]

04/07/2005

midge came and conquered Maxton Kirk again

Last evening, the Edinburgh a cappella group 'midge' came to Maxton Kirk and gave a wonderful performance. The quality of the singing and the acoustics of the setting made for a truly moving ... [more]

24/04/2005

Maxton Met - Rosemary Dean

Maxton Village Hall had a full house last night when newcomer to the village, Rosemary Dean gave a most enlightening talk on her speciality of "Complementary Medicine". Her new shop and cli ... [more]

15/03/2005

Maxton Met - Lori Watson

What a treat! Last night Maxton Village Hall was filled with the sound of fiddle playing at its very best. Lori explained the Borders Tradition of fiddle playing and, how having begun as entertainme ... [more]

15/02/2005

Fourth Annual Report of Maxton 21

FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT OF MAXTON 21 This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Village Hall on 7th February 2005. The Officebearers of Maxton 21 ... [more]

12/02/2005

Maxton Burns Supper 2005

Last evening saw 44 people enjoying the annual Maxton Burns Supper. The haggis, carried by Paul, was piped in by Sandy, and addressed by Thomson. After the meal, Douglas gave the Immortal Memory ... [more]

30/01/2005

Maxton Met - Dr Jon Mercer

A busy Maxton Village Hall was given a fascinating insight into the world of the Backyards Biodiversity Project being carried out from Harestanes Visitor Centre. Dr Jon Mercer, leading the project, w ... [more]

11/01/2005

Hogmanay 2004 at Maxton Village Hall

A full house at Maxton Village Hall saw in the New Year to the music of Steve Kendal. At the start of the evening, Jacqui Ramage, Treasurer of Maxton 21, handed over a cheque to Dawn Platt representing the Multiple Sclerosis Society ( Borders Branch) for the sum of £326.25. The Borders MS Society was the Maxton 21 "Charity of the Year 2004" and the money was raised at events in the P ... [more]

01/01/2005

Maxton Carol Singing

Many thanks from Maxton 21 to all who came and sang on what was a chilly night. Thanks also to those who contributed to the collection for Maxton 21 "Charity of the Year" MS Society (Border ... [more]

20/12/2004

Backyard Biodiversity Record Sheets

Dr Jon Mercer, who is giving the illustrated talk to Maxton Meets on January 10th 2005 has requested that residents of Maxton Parish who wish to return their completed Backyard Biodiversity Record She ... [more]

10/11/2004

Maxton Met - Ian Miller

Ian Miller's talk on Old Galashiels was well attended and the audience enjoyed a fascinating slide show, seeing parts of Galashiels which have gone for ever. Our thanks to Ian and to those who attend ... [more]

05/10/2004

Maxton Met - James Douglas Bell

Last evening, Monday 13th September 2004, a group of 32 attended "Maxton Meets - James Douglas Bell", author of "The Story of Flodden", who gave the illustrated talk – "From B ... [more]

14/09/2004

Independence Day Barbecue

Last evening, Maxton Scotland joined up with Maxton North Carolina, in spirit, to celebrate Independence Day. Despite weather which was best described as damp, Maxtonites and Friends joined in a Pari ... [more]

04/07/2004

Stable House Gardens Open for Scottish Gardens Scheme

The Gardens at Stable House Benrig were open to the public recently. Monies raised went to the SGS Charities (60%) and Maxton & Mertoun Kirk (40%). Thanks to Col and Mrs Blacklock for all the ha ... [more]

25/06/2004

Maxton 21 Grand Quiz Night

On Saturday night, Maxton Village Hall saw 15 teams competing in the Annual Maxton 21 Quiz Night. Much head-scratching and deep thought, as well as actual knowledge, led to "The Hairy Dugs" ... [more]

29/03/2004

Maxton Burns Supper 2004

Saturday night saw a group of 32 enjoying the Annual Maxton Burns Supper. After the Address to the Haggis, by Thomson, an excellent meal was enjoyed by all. The Immortal Memory, given by Douglas, ... [more]

25/01/2004

Maxton Sees in 2004

Maxton Village Hall, full to capacity, danced its way into 2004. Despite a power cut in the early part of the evening, which affected the whole area, the party went with a swing to the music of Steve ... [more]

01/01/2004

Maxton 21 Presents its Cheque to Aberlour Childcare Trust

Maxton 21 at its Hogmanay ceilidh presented a cheque for £350 to Kelvin Beattie of Aberlour Childcare Trust. ... [more]

01/01/2004

Maxton Carol Singing 2003

The Annual Carol Singing around the village raised the magnificent sum of £108.90 for Aberlour Child Care Trust, the "Maxton 21 Charity for 2003". Thanks to all who contributed and especi ... [more]

22/12/2003

Small Hall Band Played Maxton Village Hall

Last night, the Small Hall Band, that excellent group of musicians, both young and slightly older, gave a rousing evening of music to the audience in Maxton Village Hall. All who were there could o ... [more]

29/11/2003

Sheila Campbell - "Maxton" - the Poem

Ettrick poet, Sheila Campbell, wrote this poem specially for her visit, with Walter Elliot, to Maxton Meets . We thank her for permission to "spread the word". "Maxton hes a history ... [more]

04/12/2003

University of the Third Age - 4 Border Abbeys Group

All interested persons in the Maxton area will be most welcome to join us at the Abbey Row Centre, Kelso. Further details at: U3A 4 Border Abbeys Group ... [more]

21/07/2003

Mertoun Kirk Flower Festival

A picture gallery of the Festival is now on the St Boswells site. Click below to see it. Mertoun Kirk Flower Festival Picture Gallery ... [more]

04/08/2003

Visitors from Maxton North Carolina

Our 'old' friend Gray, with son Harrison and Dick and David came to Maxton to renew the golf challenge. Thanks to Douglas, Wat, Jim and Jack who took them on and maintained the status of Maxton gol ... [more]

19/07/2003

Maxton Parish Burns Supper in Pictures

Thirty Maxtonians and guests enjoyed a first class supper last evening. Thomson addressed the Haggis, Douglas gave the 'Immortal Memory', Joe gave the 'Toast to the Lassies', and with songs, recitat ... [more]

26/01/2003

The Maxton Hogmanay Ceilidh in Pictures

A packed Maxton Hall enjoyed an excellent night's dancing and entertainment. As usual Steve was on the Accordion, and with support from a visiting singer, a fiddler, an accordionist, our talented HMS ... [more]

02/01/2003

MaxtonMade - the Exhibition in Colour

Maxton 21 would like to thank all those at home and abroad who contributed to what was a superb event. Our particular thanks to our friends from HMS MAXTON, Maxton Engineering and Maxton North Caro ... [more]

12/10/2002

From Times Past - 'Honouring Maxton Station Agent" 1908

HONOURING MAXTON STATION AGENT This is a reprint of an article published in the Kelso Chronicle of 20th March 1908. A framed copy of this article, which had been specially reprinted, and probably ... [more]

13/02/2003

Church Activities

Photographs are attached of some of the many activities in which the members of the three parishes are involved. ... [more]

26/03/2007

Tom Goes Walkabout

Tom Veitch Goes Walkabout Raising Funds for Maxton 21 Charity for 2013 “The Special Baby Unit “ at Borders General Hospital. Starting on 26th May 2013 Tom Veitch will attempt to walk the Pennine Way, from Edale to Kirk Yetholm, plus a section of the St Cuthbert's Way, finishing here in Maxton hopefully on Sunday June 9th. The walk is being attempted on behalf of Maxton 21's cho ... [more]

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