Scotland's most southerly point
Scotland's most southerly point
Thomas Telford

Thomas Telford

Celebrate the most westerly work of Thomas Telford in Port Logan

Big Lottery Celebrate The Mull of Galloway Trust has been awarded a grant from The Big Lottery’s Celebrate Fund to host this exciting event in Port Logan to celebrate the fact that the pier and lighthouse were built by Thomas Telford in 1818.

The Trust, together with other local organisations including Port Logan Village Hall Committee and Kirkmaiden Community Council has planned this two day event for local people and visitors to the area to attend, enjoy and celebrate!

Telford Event PosterThis opportunity to discover the history of Port Logan and the Telford connection has been planned as 2017 is the Visit Scotland Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology celebrating historic places.

Port Logan is home to the most westerly work on mainland Britain of Thomas Telford (1757 – 1834), Scottish Civil Engineer, Architect and Stonemason. Telford was a noted road, bridge and canal builder. After establishing himself as an engineer of road and canal projects in Shropshire, he designed numerous projects in his native Scotland, as well as harbours and tunnels.

Everyone is welcome to come along and ‘Celebrate’! Download our Programme.

Saturday 22nd July 2017 from 11am to 4pm

Owl Magic * Children’s Roundabout and Fun Stalls * Craft Stalls * Blood Bikes * Coastguard * Fire Service * RNLI * Tootsie’s Ice Creams.

11am to 4pm – Fun activities on the beach throughout the day

11am to 4pm – There will be an art display in the boatshed featuring work by Port Logan residents and visitors who are inspired by the local       area.

11am to 4pm, Elizabeth Tindall, Freelance Ranger – Beach activities for all the family including making beach shelters, toasting marshmallows on a beach bonfire and creating ‘fish wishes’

11am to 4pm – ‘Following the Lights’ by Lecturer, Peter Gellatly from Glasgow.  A book launch and signing, a display of lighthouse artefacts and an opportunity to purchase other lighthouse related items. This new visitor guide book featuring the Stevenson lighthouses of Scotland and the Isle of Man highlighting the lighthouses people can visit and or stay at will be available for the first time at this event. Peter has travelled from Glasgow and has a passion for the area and the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse.

12 noon to 1pm – Presentation Thomas Telford and Port Logan: the Iconic Legacy with Patrick Hogg in the Village Hall

1pm to 4pm – Tea, Cakes and Soup – Village Hall

2pm – Stranraer Brass Band

2pm – Portpatrick Lifeboat Demonstration in Port Logan Bay (subject to a shout)

Sunday 23rd July 2017 from 11am to 5.30pm

Owl Magic * Children’s Roundabout and Fun Stalls * Craft Stalls * Blood Bikes * Coastguard * Fire Service * Tootsie’s Ice Creams

11am – 4pm – Fun activities on the beach throughout the day

11am to 5.30pm – ‘Following the Lights’ by Lecturer, Peter Gellatly from Glasgow.  A book launch and signing, a display of lighthouse artefacts and an opportunity to purchase other lighthouse related items. This new visitor guide book featuring the Stevenson lighthouses of Scotland and the Isle of Man highlighting the lighthouses people can visit and or stay at will be available for the first time at this event. Peter has travelled from Glasgow and has a passion for the area and the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse.

11am to 5.30pm – There will be an art display in the boatshed featuring work by Port Logan residents and visitors who are inspired by the local area.

11am to 1pm – Guided Seashore Walk with Solway Coastwise – FREE but booking is essential
Join a Coastal Ranger on a short walk to explore the history and wildlife on the rocky shores of Port Logan. The walk will be a moderate grade, mostly on paths or grass but with some rougher sections.
Discover the stories behind the Port Logan shore, where the rugged coastline provides spectacular views, and the meaning of place names reveal stories of wrecks, superstitions and safe havens.
To book contact Solway Coastwise; 01387 702363 or

11am – We welcome the Visit Scotland CooVan to the Telford Event.

12 noon to 1pm – Presentation Thomas Telford and Port Logan: the Iconic Legacy with Patrick Hogg in the Village Hall

1 pm to 4pm – Tea, Cakes and Soup – Village Hall

1pm to 4pm – Life O’ Reilly – Live Music

2pm to 4pm – “Beach Bonanza” with RSPB – explore the beach for hidden treasures and create sand art based on marine wildlife with what you find. Meet David, Community Engagement Officer, RSPB on the beach and join in the Beach Bonanza.

4pm – Loch Ryan Pipe Band

5pm – Songs of Praise at Port Logan with Kirkmaiden Church Choir

Port Logan is 14 miles south of Stranraer in the Rhins of Galloway, off the B7065. The postcode for Sat Nav purposes is DG9 9ND.

For further details contact the Mull of Galloway Trust: Telephone: 01776 980090 or email

See the events page on Facebook for more details..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Charity Register No. SC043557 | Registered office: Kastholme, Stair Street, Drummore, Stranraer, Scotland, DG9 9QE
Website by Galloway Media