A tourist attraction in Dumfries and Galloway has been awarded almost £160,000 for their new museum. The Devil's Porridge in Eastriggs will open later this year. Fiona McIlwraith reports.
– Cheryl Carruthers, Iain Carruthers Construction
"It is a good focal point for people coming into the town, it's a nice modern building and hopefully it will bring a lot more trade into the village.
It's looking to be a five star tourist attraction."
A tourist attraction in Dumfries and Galloway has been awarded almost £160,000 for their new museum which will open later this year.
The Devil's Porridge Museum in Eastriggs tells the story of munitions workers in the area during WWI.
The money, from the Coastal Community Fund, will go towards the running costs of the new exhibition centre, interactive displays and funding full time staff.
It's hoped the the state of the art centre will attract 12-15,000 visitors per year and support another 13 tourism jobs in the region.
The Devil's Porridge Museum tells the story of munition workers in WWI.
The towns of Eastriggs and Gretna were built to house the 30,000 men and women who worked at HM Factory Gretna producing Cordite propellant.
The museum gets its name from the nickname of Cordite, coined by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
– Richard Brodie, Trust Chairman
"We're hoping that we're going to have interactive displays that the will who will come along will love, the children will have a trail to follow, they'll be inspired by it.
I think it's important that we tell future generations about our heritage."