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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: 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 February Meeting of Old Luce Community Council

Old Luce Community Council Meeting

Monday 2nd February 2015 



Fred Murray Chairman 

Ian Paterson Vice Chairman 


Derek McDowall, Joanne Miskimmins, Gordon McKinstry,  


Elizabeth Innes, Derek Sloan, Robert Higgins,

Police: P C Allison 

Press: Curtiss Wilson, Free Press.

In Attendance: Rowan Armstrong; Galloway Fisheries Trust, Cara Gillespie; Foundation Scotland, Cllr Jim McClung

Tribute was paid to Billy Innes who died following a period of ill health. Members agreed he will be sadly missed.

1. Minutes of Previous Meeting  

Proposed: Fred Murray Seconded: Joanne Miskimmins AGREED.

2. Matters Arising:


3. Correspondence

  • One member from each Community Council will be allowed to attend Wigtown West Area Committee meetings.

  • Decision letter from EDF not to proceed with Elrig Windfarm

  • Meeting to be held at Douglas Ewart School on 18th February at 7.30pm to discuss Education

4. Wind Farm Trust. 

Cara Gillespie advised that the Trust will be administering an annual income of approximately £300K on behalf of Old Luce Community once all the farms are complete. She asked for the Community Council’s support to establish a steering group to develop a community plan in the first instance, prior to setting up a Community Development Trust to take this forward. The Trust will recruit a form of consultants to gain the views of Old Luce residents on how the money should be spent. She hopes a draft plan will be drawn up by the summer. Members agreed to establish the steering group as soon as possible.

5. Galloway Fisheries Trust

Rowan explained the Trust is trying to set up groups of volunteers to clean up the river banks. She was advised to make contact with the local clubs, details of which were provided.

6. Community

Both Christmas parties were a success. CC members are grateful for the assistance given by the Youth Club and all those who participated.

7. Website: Trust and WCGC links already on site.  

* Notice of new all Scotland Community Councils website. www.communitycouncils.org.uk

100 Club 

February Winners: £100 James Blackwood, £50 Joanne Cameron, £25 Cathy Copeland


The School

The school brae has yet to be re-tarred – the work should have been carried out last year. Cllr McClung will chase up.

The Head teacher wants to arrange a photograph showing how the monies it’s received from the Trust have been used.

Dunragit Bypass

Transport Scotland have advised junctions signs which have been poorly sited will be moved.

Next Meeting – Monday, 6th April-, 2015 Glenluce Public Hall 8.00pm

























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