On Sunday 30th October 2016, Branch members gathered at Loreburn Police Station, Dumfries and were joined via video link by Gordon Hunter at Stranraer Police Station. The usual round of reports were received from Branch Officials and matters arising discussed. With his three years in the Chair now completed Bill Lawson stood down to be replaced, by acclamation of those present, by Douglas Watt. Deputy Chair and Committee member, Alex Smith was similar proposed and approved. The other committee members had indicated their willingness to continue in place which was agreed by the members. The meeting was concluded with a lively discussion of matters to be brought up at forthcoming National Executive Seminar, giving their representative guidance and information for their participation.