Galloway MSP Finlay Carson visited Whithorn at the weekend to congratulate The Whithorn Trust on reaching the finals of the British Archaeological Awards.
Following his visit, Mr Carson laid down a motion in the Scottish Parliament today congratulating them on their success and wishing them well at the awards ceremony, to be held at the British Museum in London on 11th July.
Mr Carson said: “I extend my warmest congratulations to the Whithorn Trust on reaching the finals.
“It was great to meet with some of the Trust’s representatives and hear more about the great work that they have been doing. Alongside ‘DigTV’, I was very impressed with the activities that were organised to engage the local community in their work.
“Whithorn has a proud history as the ‘Cradle of Christianity’ and the Trust plays a vital role in educating and promoting this. I wish them well with their future endeavours”.
Scotland’s only nominee, Whithorn Trust have been shortlisted in the ‘Best Community Engagement Archaeology Project’.