At 11.30pm  on Wednesday 10 May 2017, Police were informed of a road traffic collision on the C1S, Old Military Road approximately one mile outside of Castle Douglas. 

Emergency services attended and sadly found the 59-year-old male rider of a black coloured Triumph motorcycle had died at the scene.

The road was closed to allow collision investigation to take place and re-opened around 0450 hours this morning, Thursday 11 May 2017.

Constable Hazel Smyth of the Road Policing Unit said:

“We are carrying out a full crash investigation into this collision and would ask that anyone who may have witnessed this RTC get in touch with us. We are particularly keen to speak with anyone who may have travelled the Old Military Road between 1630 hours and 2330 hours on Wednesday 10 May 2017.
Anyone with information can contact Roads Policing Unit at Dumfries on the 101 number quoting incident reference PDG0107280517 or PS20170510-4240”.