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Old Luce Community Council serves a population of around 1,300 people in Glenluce and the surrounding area.

The AGM of the Community Council is held in May and council meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, starting at 8pm.

Officers of the council are:
Chairman: Mr Fred Murray
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Vice Chairman: Mr Ian Paterson
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Secretary: Mr Robert Higgins

Treasurer: Mr Derek Sloan

Community Councillor: Mrs Julie-Anne Copeland

Community Councillor: Mrs Elizabeth Innes 

Community Councillor: Mr William Innes 

Community Councillor: Mrs Caroline Heron

Community Councillor: Miss Diane Lowe

Community Councillor: Mr Tom McKie

Community Councillor: Mr Gordon McKinstry

Community Councillor: Mrs Joan Miskimmins

Community Councillor: Mrs Irene Wilmont

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Minutes of the October Meeting of Old Luce Community Council

Old Luce Community Council Meeting

Monday 6th October, 2014



Fred Murray Chairman

Ian Paterson Vice Chairman

Robert Higgins Apologies

Derek Sloan Treasurer


Derek McDowall, Billy & Elizabeth Innes, Caroline Heron, Gordon McKinstry, Joan Miskimmins, Julie-Anne Copeland, Diane Lowe and Irene Wilmont

Councillor G Forster


Tom McKie

Police: P C Allison

  • Elderly male thinks persons unknown are using a dog whistle to upset his dogs.

  • Female reported to the P.F after a 2 vehicle RTC on the by-pass.

  • CC Member critical of reporting system. (Reporting motor bikes on Right of Way)

  • PC Allison to call into Stranraer Academy to talk to youths causing a nuisance window knocking.

Members of the Public: Fiona Stirling, Julie Morgan, Barbara Paterson and Janice White

1. Minutes of Previous Meeting

Proposed: Billy Innes Seconded: Ian Paterson. AGREED.

2. Matters Arising:

           Letters referred to in previous meeting; sent to Mrs A Lynch and Mr A Brooke.

Stairhaven meeting took place and residents happy with outcome. Caution signs to be erected.

Blinds for hall windows, supplier to be contacted again..

3. Correspondence

  • Skateboard correspondence re. planning permission.

  • Letter from Youth Parliament

  • Notice of Local Development Plan access, including online.

4. Wind Farm Business.

           Induction night for trust members has successfully taken place.

           Barlockhart extension approved.

Meeting on Tuesday past. Re. Kilgallioch 50% local fund £175,000 annually funding expected in 3 years time: + 40% Strategic fund and 10% Endowment to others.

5. Planning.

Historic Scotland considering Kings Arms Hotel

6. Community.

      £1000, Budget for Christmas lights. D Sloan & B Innes to liaise with the Chairman.

      £200 for Dunragit. From DGC + own funds 

100 Club Gordon McKinstry

October Draw by Mrs Fiona Stirling.

1st prize £100 – Mrs B Paterson

2nd prize £50 – Mr A Copeland

3rd prize £25 – Mr B Miskimmins 


      Budget for Halloween party £100 donated to Glenluce Youth Club

      DGC new waste collection system in operation and ongoing problems to be resolved.

     Shadow from blades flicker Barlockhart turbines. Checked, problem cannot be identified.

     Fiona Stirling asked for play park to be “dog proof” fenced for protection of children.

Next Meeting – Monday, 1st December, 2014 Glenluce Public Hall 8.00pm 

Meeting Closed: 9.30 p.m.


ENERGY ACTION SCOTLAND are in partnership with West Coast Energy to help fuel poverty.

The fund is £15,000 and the partners feel that the CC should choose how this money should be allocated. ACTION: Confirm if this is one off or annual payment.

40% of rural poverty in D&G is fuel poverty.

Energy Action provide training in energy awareness. It is hoped that any discussions are held locally.

The members mentioned insulation in the area and how this would work especially targeting the vulnerable people in our area.

Barbara said that training front line workers in the society was a good way to target this.

OUTCOME: The CC will advertise an Open Day to be held in Glenluce and Mr D Reilly, DGC Benefits Officer to be invited to early meeting of CC.

The Chairman thanked Ms. Atterson for her presentation.


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