GOODBYE TO MALCOLM AND ELISE ROSS
We are very sorry to be saying goodbye to Elise and Malcolm Ross, who are moving away from Smailholm to the civilisation which is apparently found on the other side of the A68. Running a small village is quite labour intensive, and they have both done more than their fair share with their willingness to get involved in our many activities, but especially Malcolm's work with the village hall and its maintenance, and Elise's campaign for our defibrillator and teaching us all how to use it. We’re very pleased that they won’t be far away and will still be joining in on some village activities. We hope they will have many happy memories of their time in Smailholm, which they were originally attracted to because of the ornithology of the area, especially the migrating geese.
Accidents on the double bend at the west end of Smailholm
The community council want to keep a record of all the accidents that happen at the double bend at the west end of Smailholm, so that we can convince the council that we need some kind of better warning. Many of the accidents don't get reported if there are no serious injuries and the police aren't called, so the figures the council have are much lower than the reality. So if you see any, can you let either me, Veronica, or Ian Malcolm know.
Once again, Smailholm Village Hall saw a lively Christmas Party 2016, with all the right elements - great music, lots of dancing, good company, entertainment, and lovely food, a wonderful way of getting everyone in the Christmas spirit - see the video below!
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