£400,000 for second phase of monastery
Published at 21:35, Wednesday, 06 April 2011
Canonbie has also been favoured with a visit from Mr M’Luckie and Mr Munroe.This pack closed the season on Saturday with a meet at Wauchope Schoolhouse, when there was a good field.Local Knowledge Quiz: The annual Boys’ Night in connection with the Castle Craigs Club was held in the Crown Hotel on Wednesday night.A building warrant was granted by the planning committee on Tuesday for the go-ahead on the £400,000 second phase of the shrine complex at Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Johnstone House, Eskdalemuir.
Both these gentlemen delivered solemn and heart-searching addresses on Sabbath Afternoon, the 24th ult., in the Free Church, which was quite crowded with a most attentive and deeply interested congregation, who seemed to feel the power of the truths that were so fervently pressed home on the hearts and consciences of them all.
At 8 o’clock, the same evening, those gentlemen held an open air meeting at the Coal-pits, and a most interesting scene it was to witness the colliers with their wives and children, also some railway workers, gathered around the strangers as they affectionately declared unto them the words of eternal life, the bright full moon shining down upon the eager listening people, Mr Munroe having to leave for Glasgow on Monday, Mr M’Luckie with Mr Milne held two district meetings in the course of the day.
In the evening the Free Church was crowded again with a most attentive congregation. The services which were of a most solemn and impressive character, continuing till past ten o’clock.
The day was fine, but a poor one for scent. Blough cover was first tried, but was drawn blank. Bigholms was next visited, and this cover did not belie its reputation, as a fox was soon up. He afforded a nice sporting run, taking the covers towards Middlebie and Kirtleton, but, scent becoming cold, he had to be left. Owing to the scarcity of foxes in the district, the season has been rather disappointing.
CASTLE CRAIGS CLUB BOYS’ NIGHT
Over thirty juvenile members and their friends were present and the proceedings opened with tea, sandwiches and cakes served by the hotel staff.
After due and swift justice had been done to the eatables the company was entertained to a film show of last year’s Common Riding preliminaries and ceremonies. The films were taken by Mr. Stuart Paisley and Mr. Tony Grieve, the latter also operated the projector.
A quiz of ten questions on local knowledge was then conducted by ex-cornet R. I. Borthwick. The winner was Irving Hotson with nine points out of a possible ten. D. Reid, A. Beattie and J. Hyslop tied for second place with 8 points each.
A competition for the best drawing of a horse was organised for the younger boys. Winner was Leslie Richardson. The prizes were presented by Ex-Cornet J. M. Maxwell, club president.
After some community singing the president called for a vote of thanks to all who had contributed to the success of the evening and the singing of Auld Lang Syne and three hearty cheers in the best Common Riding spirit brought the function to a close.
SAMYE LING £400,000 PHASE TWO
Members heard that the applicants wanted to go ahead at an early date but the processing of the application was complex and therefore the planning director asked for a stage warrant to be issued for the foundations and that he be delegated to give the all clear once the planning position had been clarified.
The committee agreed.
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