At the first Annual General Meeting of the Company, Mr Tom Mackie intimated that he would like to donate a new weathervane to replace the one that had been lost during past renovations of the tower. Tragically, Tom died before his wish could be carried out, but Mrs Mackie was keen to see her husband’s wish fulfilled.
A competition was held among the pupils of Dunlop Primary School to design the new weathervane. The children excelled with imaginative drawings and ingenious models making the selection of a winner a challenge for the judges. The winner was Amy Russell. The winning design was manufactured by Burnhouse Engineering and erected on the tower in the Summer of 2008. A small plaque in the vestibule of the hall commemorates the event.