We have now reached our first anniversary, and would like to give a special word of thanks to our supporters, without whom there would be no Wee Vine. They offer support in a variety of ways. All essential.

Firstly, our financial supporters.  Printing and other costs are totally met through the support of several local businesses. Currently, these are (in alphabetical order):

Brian Reynolds Carpentry

Cameron Skinner, Skinner of Kippen

Central Auto Repairs (Glengyle)

Cliff Hewett – eMusic Tutor

Fallen Brewing Company

Fusion Flowers Magazine

GCR Financial Planning

John Coubrough & Son, Joiners &Funeral Directors

Kappa Computer

McNicolls Country Store

Raymond Alexander Electrical

Rhubarb Lime

Stephen Paul Associates

The Cross Keys

The Inn at Kippen

Each of our financial supporters is entitled to use the magazine for publicity, and space is offered to a couple of our supporters in each issue. Anyone who would like to offer support in this way can do so by contacting us at

Secondly, many thanks to those who have supported this issue by contributing articles. The Wee Vine is for Kippen, about Kippen and by Kippen. We would like to know about events as they happen, and those which are planned. Also, organisations, clubs and their programmes and activities. Plus, comments, queries, photos and anything else that takes your fancy.

“Letters to the editor” on paper or electronically are welcome from all.

And finally, those who support by offering help in many ways, such as the delivery of the magazine around the village by June Waley and her team.

Stuart Thomson