Steve Hardy is one of the directors of the Mull of Galloway Trust, he explained what will happen now the Northern Lighthouse Board has decided to sell the land and buildings around the Mull of Galloway lighthouse.
"Now that the NLB has given formal notice of their intentions to sell the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, the Scottish Government will appoint a valuer who will provide a valuation of the land and buildings which are for sale.
"Once this valuation has been received and agreed upon, then we will be holding a ballot within the community to ensure that everyone is in agreement with our going ahead to make the purchase. The ballot will be open to every registered voter who is entitled to vote within the Kirkmaiden Parish. "
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