Mull of Galloway to celebrate buy-out anniversary

The Mull of Galloway Trust is planning a celebration to mark the first anniversary of the community buy-out at Scotland’s most southerly point and to thank the local community for its support.

The 30-acre site and all buildings, with the exception of the tower which remains operational and under the ownership of the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB), were sold by the NLB to the Mull of Galloway Trust after it secured more than £300,000 of funding.

The official handover took place on 4 July 2013 at the Mull of Galloway with Ian Webster from NLB opening the gate for the community.

During the second weekend of August, the Mull of Galloway Trust is planning to celebrate the first anniversary with a special festival weekend.

The festival will officially be opened on Friday 8 August by Maureen Chand, Chairperson of the Mull of Galloway Trust and, hopefully, a well-known celebrity. Local crafters from the Kirkmaiden area and further afield will be displaying and selling their crafts during the weekend, together with tales from former lighthouse keepers, guided walks, lots of activities for all the family to enjoy and great live music on Sunday 10th August.

The lighthouse tower and exhibition will be operating as usual but will be free of charge throughout the weekend.

Mark the dates on your calendar for the Mull of Galloway Festival weekend on 8th, 9th and 10th August 2014 and look out for the flyers and a full timetable of events nearer the time.

You can keep up to date by visiting the Mull of Galloway on Facebook or you can make contact by E-mail