Withorn pilgrimage would 'raise profile' of the area

A local politician has tabled a debate in Holyrood proposing to create a pilgrimage to Whithorn.

The small Galloway town is known as the first Christian site in Scotland.

"There will be real benefit for the Royal burgh of Whithorn, for the machars of Galloway and for the whole of the south west of Scotland to be able to benefit from that, and it's not just for Whithorn, there are also some very historical sites along the route, so it's a way of raising the profile of, the historical profile, the cultural profile, the economic profile of Whithorn as the cradle of christianity in Scotland."

– Aileen McLeod MSP, South Scotland, SNP

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Pilgrimage plans for Whithorn

A local politician has tabled a debate in Holyrood proposing to create a pilgrimage to Whithorn. The small Galloway town is known as the first Christian site in Scotland.