Funds For Improving Local War Memorials Announced

This year sees the 100th anniversary of founding of The Royal British Legion Scotland (Legion Scotland).

To recognise this, the Council’s Communities committee agreed to provide funds for community groups to improve their war memorials.

Awards have now been offered to:
Monument Entered by Award Offer

Closeburn Closeburn Community Council – Resilience Group £200
New Abbey New Abbey Community Council £150
Lochmaben The Royal Burgh of Lochmaben and District Community Council £150
Glencairn Memorial Institute (Moniaive) Glencairn Memorial Institute £150
Auchencairn Auchencairn Community Council £100
Eastriggs and Dornock Eastriggs, Dornock and Creca Community Group £200
Castle Douglas British Legion Castle Douglas £150
Wigtown Royal Burgh of Wigtown and District Community Council £200
Twynholm Twynholm Action Group £200
Whithorn Royal Burgh of Whithorn and District Community Council £200
Newton Stewart Cree Valley Community Council £100
Minnigaff Cree Valley Community Council £150
Bargrennan Cree Valley Community Council £100
Kirkconnel Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Community Council + Brighten Up Kirkconnel and Kelloholm (joint entry) £100

Total Awards Offered £2,150

The Council’s Armed Forces Champion Archie Dryburgh said: “As we commemorate the centenary of Royal British Legion Scotland it’s heart-warming to see how much our local war memorials are cherished and respected by their communities. Every name on our war memorials is a person who left their loved ones behind and sacrificed their life in a conflict. I’m very pleased that our Communities committee has made this funding available to ensure that our war memorials can continue to be kept in first class condition.”

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