As part of a historical international event we are lighting a beacon to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War, and to recognise the contributions and sacrifices made by the men and women from our own community and country.
The Parton Beacon will be lit at 1900 on Sunday 11th November. The beacon is to be sited on the hill to the east of Whitehill Farm, Parton, Castle Douglas, DG7 3NE
Further detail can be found by downloading the following PDF.
THE BATTLES OVER
We are lighting a special beacon to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday.
Her Majesty is turning 90 on Thursday April 21st, with beacons being lit across the country to celebrate the occasion.
The Stewartry’s beacon will be lit on Thursday 21st April at 2030 by Lt Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross GCVO OBE, Lord Lieutenant for the Stewartry. The beacon is to be sited on the hill to the east of Whitehill Farm, Parton, Castle Douglas, DG7 3NE.
People from Crossmichael, Parton, Castle Douglas and the surrounding area are welcome to attend. Parking will be signed from the A713 with a short but steep walk to the beacon through farm fields. Please note parking is in a field, so be prepared and dress appropriately. We also ask that you follow our access code when on the estate.
Please follow the link for further details.
Queens 90th Beacon