Dec 9, 2014

Successful Drop-in Sessions on WW2 at the Wig

Successful drop-in sessions were held at Kirkcolm Village Hall and Stranraer Library on Thursday 4 December.

Local residents from Kirkcolm and Stranraer came along to the drop-in sessions with memorabilia, photos and their own stories of the WW2 base at the Wig during the 1940s and 1950s.  The information gathered will now be used in a reminiscence exhibition which will be produced by the SCAPE Trust with the help of local people.


Also present at the two sessions was artist, Kenny Mackay, who has been selected by Kirkcolm Community Council to draw up designs for new functional artwork at the Wig.  Ideas for the site include sculptural seating, an entrance marker and a sound piece in the WW2 lookout shelter. Matt Halliday, local resident, is enthusiastic about the designs, “What an experience to stand in the shelter and hear the sound of a flying boat landing, transporting us back in time”.  Kenny will now take the designs forward to the implementation stage over the next few months.  

Solway Firth Partnership