Thursday, 3 August 2017

Isle of Whithorn Arts Group

One of the new members to the group, Maggie, who in her own words is a "Non Artist", has produced some work that she is really pleased with.

Maggie joined the group a few weeks ago and with some help and guidance from Joan has created and framed some work that she is really proud of. Well done Maggie!!

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Today we have seen another milestone for the BHC Machars Blog.....40,000 page views!!!

Thanks to everyone for continuing to look at the exciting things that are going on in the Machars.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Summer Arts Fayre - Whithorn

Newton Stewart Dancercise

This new initiative is becoming very popular, with 5 members of the Login & Connect taking part along with 4 new members.  The group is being taught various dance routines, some more challenging than others and is proving successful and very enjoyable by all involved, including those who are less mobile.

Login & Connect

Over the last 2 weeks, the group have welcomed new members as well as individuals interested in the Dancercise who come along for a cuppa and a chat beforehand. 

The group is very interactive and members enjoy catching up with each other's latest news as well as getting some assistance with their devices.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Jills of all Trades

The Jills are getting prepared to assist a member of the community with the painting of their kitchen. This will involve filling in small holes and scratches and then a coat of paint or 2 to brighten up the area.

Below are Claire and Mary of the Jills practising their filling skills in preparation for the decorating.

The Jills meet every Thursday at 12 O'Clock at the workshop in Whithorn.

If you know someone who may benefit from a bit of help in their home, then please contact the BHC Office on 01988 501111

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Monday Club Healthy Cooking Workshop

At the beginning of July, the members of the Monday club were involved in a cooking workshop where they had a chance to cook Pork or Beef  and Orange stir fry.

The room was set up to allow all 12 members to cook, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the session.

Pam was at hand to deliver gentle exercise and the group all went home happy.

There will be no Monday club events in August and the next meeting will be on September 4th when local organisations are being invited to show the club what they have to offer.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Login&Connect and Dancercise, Newton Stewart

Wednesday saw the first Dancercise session at the Newton Stewart Centre run by our energetic tutor Pam.
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Members of the Login&Connect group also attended and great fun was had by all.

Both of these groups run every Wednesday at The Newton Stewart Centre.

Login&Connect: 10.30 - 12.30
Dancercise: 11.30 - 12.30

For further information on these and other BHC activities, please phone on 01988 501111

Friday, 30 June 2017

Isle of Whithorn Youth Club BBQ and Presentation

Wednesday saw the last Youth Club session before the summer break, and all the young people turned up for a barbecue and played outdoor sports and games.

It was a very special night for Liz Kiltie, who was retiring from volunteering for the youth group after 14 years!!  She was presented with a plaque and bunch of flowers by Kay, Youth Club Volunteer Leader, who thanked her for all her time and effort over the years.


Many Thanks Liz for all your hard work and dedication over the years. Your input will be missed.