The Wigtown Community Shop recently granted £500 to the town’s community council to allow them to go ahead with new signs and a monolith supporting the Martyrdom heritage of Wigtown.
A spokesman for the community council said: “The Royal Burgh of Wigtown & District Community Council is grateful to receive another grant from the Community Shop. Previously grant money has contributed to the Community Noticeboard opposite the County Buildings which allows residents and visitors alike to see what’s going on, with the Community Council and with other groups and activities, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This new grant is to go towards permanent information about the Wigtown Martyrs, with an all-weather sign installed beside the bench on the old railway line walkway overlooking the Martyrs’ Stake.
“The Martyrdom is one of the most historically, socially, religiously and (with a small “p”) politically important parts of Wigtown’s rich heritage. The information board will ensure visitors and locals remain aware of this challenging episode in Wigtown’s - and Scotland’s - history. The Community Shop grant will add to grants already received from the Galloway Association of Glasgow and the Scottish Covenanter Memorials Association who also see the importance of the Community Council attending to the heritage of our community. We are now in a position to order the “monolith” which we hope will be installed in the autumn.”
The presntation of the cheque was made in Wigtown County Buildings.