Monday memorials and lights out for WWI

Monday marks the official anniversary of the start of WWI and Galloway is coming together to remember the historical moment by plunging itself into darkness and also holding vigils.

Penninghame Church in Newton Stewart will hold a service at 10.45pm on Monday night and communities across the region are holding candlit vigils at their local war memorials or services.

Those holding vigils are: Carsphairn at the Kirkyard/War Memorial for a candlelit walk from kirkyard to the war memorial at 10.45pm.

Castle Douglas - pedestrian entrance to Tesco car park, opposite Castle Douglas war memorial for candlelit vigil and memorial service 10.45pm.

Stranraer - Trinity Church vigil, 10.45pm.

Whithorn - Whithorn war memorial vigil with poems and a piper. Tea lights will be provided. 10.45pm.

Wigtown at Wigtown War Memorial for vigil at 11pm.

The Council’s Museum Service will be commemorating the centenary of World War 1 with a series of activities and exhibitions in museums across the region. These exhibits will highlight the many memories and amazing stories of bravery of men and women from our area who fought in the Great War and supported the war effort.