Project to tackle religious hatred

This month, a new initiative tackling inter Christian sectarianism will be launched in Galloway in the form of The South West Scotland Sectarian Project.

Kirkcudbright-based Stewartry Council of Voluntary Service were recently awarded a contract funded by the Scottish government to tackle sectarianism across the region and they have appointed three development workers - Iain Howie, Stevie Carr and Sid Ambrose, who will be based in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Newton Stewart.

The launch event at the Gordon Memorial Hall in Castle Douglas on Tuesday 28 January will be opened by award-winning writer Des Dillon who is best known for his play Singin I’m No a Billy He’s a Tim. Invited guests will also hear from project workers who will describe some of their planned workwith the project.