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New Luce – Each of these 9 communities belong to a landscape area, which were carefully selected due to their distinctive and unique landscape character and the desire of local communities to engage more with their natural heritage.
The PLACE Project invites you to a FREE event that explores Galloway deserted farmsteads and the tales behind them.
Join specialists Michael Ansell and Ted Cowan as they uncover the historical influences that gave us the Wigtownshire place names we know of today. Who or what inhabited the land before we made our mark and reminisce on some of the memorable Wigtownshire characters who made their mark on Scotland and abroad.
Join us as we travel through time with Dumfries & Galloway Archaeologist Andrew Nicholson. Andrew will explore the wider archaeology around Kirkcowan, historical events and industries; including the woolen mills.
The heart of the old village, with its warmth, local interest, and friendliness, remains unaltered.
In early times, because of their rock—bound shores and jagged aspect, Auchenmalg Bay and Portyerrock served as common landing places for Galloway smugglers bearing cargoes of spirits, tobacco, silk, wine, and candles from foreign lands to lucrative markets in Ayr, Paisley, and Edinburgh
Once a year people emptied and burned the chaff in their mattresses. In Kirkcowan this was done at the New Mill Bridge.
Craichlaw was, in its medieval form, a keep, or stone tower. Its earliest known proprietors were the Hamiltons, a family supposedly descended from the Earls of Leicester and related by marriage to the Earls of Moray.
Originally a timber house built in Norway, this building was carefully dismantled there, shipped to Scotland, and reconstructed at the site near Craichlaw by the laird.