D&G War Memorial Competition

The results of the Dumfries and Galloway War Memorial Competition have been announced. A total of 14 entries across 4 categories were received, judged by councillors and a Legion Scotland representative.

This is the 100th anniversary of The Royal British Legion Scotland (Legion Scotland) and one of the Council’s contributions to this centenary is to provide funding to community groups to improve their war memorials.

Archie Dryburgh, the Council’s Armed Forces Champion, said: “The brave men and women whose names are listed on these memorials are long gone but, in many cases their descendants are still in that town or village. Even where there are no relatives anymore, it was clear from our visits that there is enormous respect for their memory in the way the Memorials are looked after.. It shows Dumfries and Galloway cares deeply about our Armed Forces.”

Large Community with Garden
Lochmaben (joint winner)
Dalbeattie (joint winner)

Small Community with Garden
Closeburn (winner)
Kirkconnel (runner up)

Large Community without Garden
Parish of Penningham (Newton Stewart)

Small Community without Garden
Whithorn (winner)
Bargrennan (runner-up)

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