Galloway Preservation Society
Faed Painting “Rabbit Catches” Purchased for New Kircudbright Gallery The painting “Rabbit Catches” by the well known local artist John Faed (1820-1902) has been purchased by the Stewartry Museum as part of the collection for the new Kircudbright art Gallery. The purchase was facilitated by donations from local individuals and organisations including the Galloway Preservation Society. Other local causes to which the GPS has contributed in recent years have included the Kirkandrews Kirk Trust, The Mill on the Fleet (Drystane), the Douglas Museum Trust, Kirkdale Sawmill, the Newton Stewart Museum and the Whithorn Trust.
To be decided by the Committee according to local and national Covid-19 guidelines. Members will be informed on this site, by email if available, or attempts will be made by other means if email is not  available See 2021 programme for proposed dates.
REPORT FROM THE CHAIRMAN – David Hannay Inevitably this is a short report, because for the first time since the Society was formed 56 years ago, the programme of talks and visits has had to be cancelled because of coronavirus. However, we continue to monitor planning applications and are involved in the proposals for a National Park in Galloway. We have also acquired a plaque to commemorate James Mirrlees, the Noble Prize winner who was born in Minnigaff, which we hope to unveil next year. As you can see from the accompanying programme, we have rescheduled some of the meetings, if necessary by zoom depending on coronavirus restrictions. If you have not done so already, please could you let the secretary know your email address, so that you can be sent details of the zoom meetings or venues for the coming year. In the meantime I hope you are keeping well at this difficult time. With best wishes for 2021 David Hannay ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020 The Annual General Meeting of the Galloway Preservation Society was held by zoom on 31st August 2020.  Due to coronavirus restrictions it was not feasible to invite all members and the meeting was attended by the chairman, secretary and seven other members of the committee. The secretary had circulated members for confirmation of membership. It was agreed that the annual subscription for members should remain at £10. The treasurer reported that the societies account stood at £4663 and that the annual report had been submitted to Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). In view of the circumstances it was agreed that the officers and committee should remain in place for another year.
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