Branch information and events
|9th June||Parton Range Day|
|14th July||Parton Range Day|
|11th August||Parton Range Day|
|17th & 18th August||Galloway Country Fair|
|8th September||Parton Range Day|
|TBC September||Best Practice Day|
|12th October||Deer Dog Day, Balmaclellan|
|TBC October||Gong Shoot, Cornharrow Estate|
|26th January 2020||Branch AGM, Ken Bridge Hotel, New Galloway|
2019 Glenswinton range dates are now confirmed as being the second Sunday in the month from April to October (inclusive). The range days are an opportunity for new and existing members of all abilities to zero and practice in an excellent facility. There are always a good number of experienced members available for advice and guidance. The cost of the day for members remains at £6.
Some dates for the year are still to be finalised. Planned activities for the year include; Best Practice Day, Deer Dog Day, possible New Members Event, Galloway Game Fair, Gong Shoot.
Please keep an eye on the website and your emails for dates as they are confirmed as the year progresses. We will endeavour to finalise the above activities and their corresponding dates as early as possible and circulate amongst members via email, deer magazine or the website.
Annual General Meeting
The branch AGM was held at the Ken Bridge Hotel on January 21. Kinder weather than 2018 ensured a very healthy turnout. In a change to the planned speaker who had to, unfortunately, pull out, Alistair McGugan (SNH) gamely stepped in and delivered a thought-provoking and characteristically humorous talk about deer and how they fit into modern Scotland. The £20 raffle prize of a Galloway red hind stalk was won by Chris Strawbridge. The branch presented Glen Heggs and Keith Snow each a painting by local artist Patrick Laurie as a token of gratitude for serving respectively as Chairman and Secretary for over a decade.