Glenhead campaign to be taken to MSP

MSP Alex Fergusson is to be contacted by a community council over plans by the Forestry Commission to sell an ancient farm near Glentrool.

The Glenhead house and land, not easily accesible by the public due to its remoteness and the poor-quality track leading to it, is due to go on sale on the open market but a local woman is campaigning to safeguard the unique hill farm and has sought help from community councillors in Newton Stewart.

Mary Armstrong approached Cree Valley Community Council on Monday to ask for help and was told there was little the council could do.

Following discussions, chairman John McNaught agreed the council would write to the MSP to raise the matter with him.

It was suggested at the meeting that whoever busy the land would be taking on more of a liability than an asset.