Annan…Then and Now

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Heritage Service has launched a new community project in Annan, and they would you to get involved in taking new photos that will show the changes to the town over the years.

The Heritage Service has a wide collection of historic photographs of people and places, and there is a selection of black and white images is on display in Annan Town Hall and on the service’s social media pages.

The new project is open to everyone and seeks to inspire photographers of all ages to recreate the archive photos – showing how the town has changed over time. Annan Academy pupils have already signed up, and will be taking part alongside other groups within Annan.

Chair of Communities Committee, Councillor Ian Blake, was delighted to see a community project in Annan. He said: “Annan is a busy town with some wonderful buildings. It would be fantastic to get some new images; making an archive for the future.”
Vice Chair of Communities Committee, Councillor Jackie McCamon commented: “This is a great project that is open to all ages and abilities within the community. I am really looking forward to seeing how Annan has changed over the years!”

The new photographs can be uploaded to our Heritage Service Facebook page @dumfriesandgallowayheritageservice or emailed to [email protected]

We’re looking forward to seeing the new images and the creativity of those taking them. We are excited to put together this exhibition and share it with you.