Another Winner!

Yet again, a winning photo from our photographer, Vice Chair Bill Meadows. Not only won the ‘Celebrations, Gatherings and Community Spirit’ competition in our local Facebook ‘Through a Lens’ page, but was also voted pic of the week. This was in the aftermath of the Cruck fire, when members of the local community came to More …

Winning Photo

Our Association Vice Chair, Bill Meadows took this amazing pic last year, in the Cruck garden of a Great Tit feeding its young in a nest in the old water pump. This week it has, not surprisingly, won photo of the week in the local ‘Through the Lens’ Facebook competition. Well done Bill!

Easter 2020

A Very Happy and Healthy Easter from us all at the Cruck Cottage. We had been looking forward to opening the doors on Easter Sunday, but sadly that was not to be. At the moment it looks as if, like other venues, that we will be closed for the foreseeable future. Rest assured, however, that More …

Greetings from the Cruck

A Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Peaceful New Year from us all at the Cruck Cottage. The cottage is looking lovely just now with all the decorations, especially our tree, decorated by our talented friend, Margaret Dunnington. Call in if you can over the festive period. Give us a ring or a message More …

Doors Open Days

A few weeks ago, we carried out our annual limewashing of the cottage. As always, there was a great turn-out of local helpers, and the whole job was completed in little more than an hour! The cottage is now looking very smart. A bonus that day was the donation of a lovely tub of flowers, More …

Rotary Cruck Visit

Following a presentation on the Cruck Cottage we gave to Dumfries Rotary Club, 18 of their members paid a visit to the cottage recently. Our Vice Chair, Bill Meadows, and Committee member Willie Clow gave a further talk on the cottage, its construction, and also the noted missionary, John G Paton, who was brought up More …

Cruck Christmas 2018

Another great night at our Cruck Christmas evening. A good turn out of our friends, who enjoyed live music, carol singing, fresh baked mince pies, mulled wine and fruit punch. Rounded off with a bumper raffle, with the first prize of a giant Christmas hamper. The picture is part of our decorations, skilfully put to-gether More …

Cruck Scarecrow

Last Saturday was the annual Torthorwald Scarecrow Day. As always, there was a great selection of entries, with some great ideas. Here is our entry, which gained a lot of votes, and attracted a good number of visitors to the cottage. Well done to the organisers for all their hard work. See photographs of all More …