Miners' wheel unveiled in Kirkconnel for Day of the Region

A miners' wheel was unveiled in Kirkconnel as part of this year's 'Day of the Region' celebrations. The monument, on Polveoch Terrace, just off the main street, was opened by councillors, children and local people.

Fiona McIlwraith reports.

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Kirkconnel mining heritage

A miners wheel has been unveiled in Kirkconnel to launch a weekend of activities throughout Dumfries and Galloway, to highlight what rural communities have to offer.