Discover The History Of Port Logan & Thomas Telford’s Connection This Summer

The Mull of Galloway Trust has been awarded funding from The Big Lottery’s Celebrate Fund to hold an event in Port Logan to celebrate the fact that the pier and lighthouse were built by Thomas Telford in 1818.

This opportunity to discover the history of Port Logan and the Telford connection has been planned this year as 2017 is the Visit Scotland Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology celebrating historic places.

The event will take place in Port Logan on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July.

The Trust is working with other local organisations including Port Logan Village Hall Committee and Kirkmaiden Community Council in the planning of the two-day event.

The event will include activities for children, arts and crafts, live music, refreshments and presentations about Thomas Telford and the construction of the pier, harbour and the fishpond.

Maureen Chand, Chairperson of the Mull of Galloway Trust said “The original idea came from Kirkmaiden Information Centre who mentioned that very little is known in the area about the pier, lighthouse and indeed Thomas Telford so it seemed a good idea to plan an event. We hope to have input from organisations including South Rhins Community Development Trust, RSPB, Coastguard, fire service, primary school, bowling club, natural history group and any others who might be interested.”

Full details about this event and others will be announced soon.

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