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Skirling Honeybee Project Update

April now has some honey for sale from our village colonies! Click here for an update on our bees and how to get in touch to order your honey.

Honey bee


Monies Raised/Events




Monies Raised

Between the Skirling Christmas lunch and Carol Singing and the 3 Christmas services, we raised over £1200 of which £500 goes to the Broughton Primary School towards their poly tunnel which adds to the £500 raised at Harvest Thanksgiving.  The remainder is going to CHAS. Thanks to all who contributed!


The Skirling First Thursday Lunch club will return on the 1st February.

Plans are being made for a Burns Day service on the 28th January - details to be confirmed soon.



Village Hall Update


Village Hall Update

As part of the refurbishment of the village hall, the Village Hall Committee applied for funding from SSE Clyde Borders Wind Farm fund for a new roof for the hall, prior to improving the interior of the main hall to match the small hall. The committee is pleased to let you know that they have been successful and the application has been approved. The hope is that the work will be carried out in the summer, when the hall is not so frequently used. We are very grateful to the Wind Farm Community Fund for the grant.

The aim is to seek further funding from various sources for the interior of the main hall later in 2018.


1st February

Skirling Village Hall

12pm to 1.15pm



Skirling First Thursday Lunch Club

The next Skirling First Thursday Lunch Club will be on Thursday 1st February.

Join your neighbours for soup, a sandwich, tray-bake and a cuppa, all for £2 per person, or 50p for children under 5.

If you need a lift to the hall, or would like to volunteer to bake, make soup or serve, please call Isobel on 860 274.

Lunch Club

4th February

Skirling Village Hall



Skirling Poetry Circle

The Skirling Poetry Circle will be meeting next on Sunday 4th February, for the for the reading, writing and general enjoyment of poetry.

Please come along and bring a favourite poem that you have written or read - all welcome!

For more information, see the attached poster. Any questions, please contact Gavin Mitchell on 07964 667781 or Chris Burn on 07814 074453, or send an email to

Skirling Poetry Circle


Biggar Health Centre


Biggar Health Centre - Saturday Opening

Biggar Health Centre management are working with NHS Lanarkshire to meet the unprecedented demand on services.  At short notice they have agreed to open every Saturday in January from 8.00am to 12.30pm for urgent care only. Telephone: 01899 220383.  As stated this is for urgent care only with minimal staff available to provide this level of cover, please support them and only use as a matter of urgency.



Skirling Village Hall

9.30am and 10.45am


Pilates Classes - With Sue Pay

Pilates classes are available in Skirling on Tuesdays, run by Sue Pay. Please click here for more information.

Intermediate and advanced class: 9.30-10-30am and beginner class: 10.45-11.45am.

More information about Pilates.

The class will be £5.00 per session to be paid on the day. Please call Sue to find out more and to book your place on 07988 171875 or 01899 860253.



Skirling Village Hall

7.30pm to 9pm


Skirling Yoga

The yoga classes return on Thursday evenings from Thursday 24th August, run by Louise Armour. Each session costs £5. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket if possible. Suitable for all ages and abilities.



Skirling in the 1920s



Historic Skirling

The Clarkson family provided some fascinating documents about, and photos of, events in Skirling in the 1920s - these include the Skirling War Memorial Dedication in 1920 and the Skirling Reading Room & Recreation Club Report from 1927-28, which includes the agreement to build a new village hall and details about a fete held to support its funding. To read the documents, please click on the links below:

Skirling War Memorial Dedication | Skirling RR&R Club Report 1927-28

To see the photos, please visit the gallery.


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