I am most grateful to members for their continued support of the Society and especially to the committee for their efforts in bringing the annual programme of lectures to fruition. In particular, Marion Garroch deserves commendation for taking over the duties as our Secretary from her long-serving predecessor, Helen Bowick. I am delighted Helen has continued with an active role in the Society looking after, and enhancing, the website. The club remains in a healthy financial position thanks to the diligence of Treasurer Donald Cowell. Thanks also to David Collin for producing the striking posters, to Ron McHugh for helping to provide an audio system, which has been particularly beneficial, to David Devereux for running the magazine library and to Tania Gardener and Margaret Scott for providing refreshments and all-round assistance.
We have had a most enjoyable and informative series of lectures and I am very grateful to Donald Cowell for writing up articles for the Galloway News and other publications, such as History Scotland, which gives us national coverage. Thanks are also due to Donald for lending us the use of his audio visual equipment for our speakers. Your committee has decided to investigate the possibility of the Society purchasing its own equipment.
Although our website www.kirkcudbrighthistorysociety.org.uk gives us an excellent vehicle for publicising our programme, events and activities as well as a worldwide presence, it is in need of some re-design and this will be taken forward with a change of webmaster. We are grateful to Glen Murray for his past efforts in getting the website up and running.