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Work will 'transform and revitalise' parts of Gretna Green and Springfield

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Work is underway on a programme that has been designed to transform and improve parts of Gretna Green and Springfield.

The regeneration will take around four months to complete and includes:-

  • Enhancing community seating area at Headless CrossCreating new community seating area at Westgill Road
  • The creation of four sandstone Gateway features designed to mark the key entrances to Gretna Green and Springfield
  • Tree planting on Gretna Loaning and in Springfield
  • Improvements to the footway at Stormont Terrace

The works, which are being funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council, will cost around £250,000, and the money will come from the Council’s Capital Programme.

“I am delighted that work has started to transform and revitalise public space in Gretna Green and Springfield.

"Gretna Green attracts visitors from all over the world and this will be a much more attractive setting for them and for locals to enjoy.”

– Cllr Craig Peacock, Vice Chair of the Council's Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee

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Work starts in Gretna Green and Springfield

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Work has begun to improve the centre of Gretna Green and Springfield for both residents and visitors.

The regeneration, commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway Council, will cost £250,000 and will include extensive improvements in the centre of Gretna at Headless Cross.

It is expected to be completed by Spring.

Dumfries & Galloway Council: 'Annan regeneration is a priority.'

"The Annan Station project is part of a wider Annan masterplan that was agreed in 2010 and that identified the access points to the town as being important.

"It's all about giving good first impressions to visitors coming to the area, so the railway station is going to be improved as a key access point, but also the entrances to the town itself.

"The council see the whole Gretna, Lockerbie and Annan regeneration area as a key priority."

– Cllr Colin Smyth, Dumfries & Galloway Council

Railway station in Annan to benefit from regeneration

Dumfries and Galloway Council say the regeneration of the Gretna, Lockerbie, Annan corridor is a priority.

Work is underway in Annan to regeneration the railway station Credit: ITV News
Annan railway regeneration project gets underway Credit: ITV News
Plans for Annan railway station regeneration project Credit: ITV News

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Lockerbie regeneration masterplan on display

A masterplan to regenerate the centre of Lockerbie is going on display in the town's library.

The exhibition shows how the town will look when the current work to revitalise it is finished.

Designs for the construction of new sheep sculptures, proposed to be situated outside of the town hall, will also be on show.

A full-size representation of the sheep sculptures will be available for the public to view.

"There has been considerable discussion about the current work in the Town Square and the exhibition will include a comments book so we can gather further opinion.

"It's important that residents and businesses go along and see the designs so they can appreciate the vision and understand what a difference this will make to the town."

– Councillor Ian Carruthers, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Members of the public can view the display until Saturday 31st August.

Full Report: Scottish Government promises Stranraer regeneration

The Scottish Government has promised the people of Stranraer that it is committed to regenerating the town.

The Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Stranraer today to talk about the redevelopment of the old Stena port.

However, critics say not enough is being done.

You can watch the full report from Hannah McNulty below.

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