Skip to content

Regal role for Mark

Be the first to share!
By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Regal role for Mark

MARK Jardine MBE has been announced as a new Deputy Lord Lieutenant for The Stewartry.

Born and raised in Dumfries, he runs Jardine Funeral Directors with his wife Ruth, and was instrumental in establishing the Roucan Loch crematorium and woodland burial site at Collin.

As a funeral celebrant, he has conducted more than 7000 services.

Mark has been president of the Scottish Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, acted as ombudsman in disputes, set up the Bereaved Parents’ Group, chairman of Dumfries Round Table, a member of Dumfries Devorgilla Rotary Club, a Guid Nychburris Baillie, a trustee of the Gretna Landmark project, and established The People’s Project.

The father-of-three was a coach at Greystone Rovers Youth Football Club for many years and is a lifelong supporter of Queen of the South FC.

Welcoming him, Lord Lieutenant Patsy Gilroy said: “He brings a wealth of knowledge and fresh enthusiasm to the role. He will be an invaluable asset in representing Her Majesty The Queen in our region.”

How wrong could I be?

How wrong could I be?

Adventures with a Pony

Lockerbie and Lochmaben

16th Jan

Cycle path project gets going

By Fiona Reid | DNG24

Your Stars for 2021

Your Stars for 2021

ON the evening of the Winter Solstice, there is the Grand Conjunction. You will likely have heard about it. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night before the days begin to lengthen. This married with the Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn is pretty impactful. The likes of Dante, Shakespeare and Johannes Kepler have written of this astrological occurrence as of great import, especially as this one is the closest Grand Conjunction for over 500 years and it spells the start of a 200 year cycle in the new element of air. It is a time for those open to change to feel the fresh breeze. Of course, you can always resist, but if you seize the offer to flow, change and accept the new, it will manifest a year to remember. Your stars for 2021 indicates your way forward for making the most of your potential.