Wigtown’s annual community week has begun with the with the crowning of the ‘Festival Princess’ 12-year old Connie Milligan at the County Buildings at 1.45pm yesterday
This year some arts’ events had been added to the programme and all agreed the only thing left on the wish list was some good weather for the rest of the programme of events.
Wigtown and District Community Council agreed to write to ask a landowner to remove a padlocked gate obstructing a public footpath.
Dumfries and Galloway Council have identified public access routes, known as core paths, in the region and core path number 389 near Wigtown, known as the ‘River Circular Path’, is the one currently blocked.
The community council are exploring the novel idea of commemorating the 100th anniversary of conscription during World War One by recreating a conscription office in the town to ‘conscript’ community volunteers.
Volunteers would be able to ‘sign up’ to help community groups such as the community council, the youth group, Wigtown in Bloom or the church. Convenor Matt Kitson said all organisations in the town would be consulted about the idea, which, if approved, would be introduced in January 2016.
The reintroduction of the ‘Riding of the Marches’ around Wigtown had been a great success for the town, with around 600 people coming to spectate.
Businesses open during the event had done a roaring trade and organiser Andrew Wilson was thanked by the community council.