Her­itage trail bid

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

A hi-tech her­itage trail could be on the cards for Mof­fat.

Com­mu­nity coun­cil­lor Don Gille­spie has iden­ti­fied 10 key sites in and around the town which he be­lieves would in­ter­est vis­i­tors and lo­cals.

And he wants £9,000 cash sup­port from the SSE Clyde Ex­ten­sion Wind­farm fund­ing pot to help fund a large no­tice­board which would bear a pho­to­graph of each of the 10 sites.

Us­ing their mo­bile phones, the pub­lic would be able to point at a picture and down­load a wealth of in­for­ma­tion about the site so that they could then go on to visit it.

Al­ter­na­tively, hard copies would be made avail­able at the Mof­fat mu­seum and tourist in­for­ma­tion of­fice.

It is also hoped to have some kind of in­ter­pre­ta­tion at the sites and to work with Dum­fries and Gal­loway Coun­cil to form a walk­ing trail around the sites us­ing core paths.

The project is one of 15 that will be dis­played at Mof­fat Town Hall on Sun­day for res­i­dents to pop in and find out more about then cast votes for their favourites.

Com­mu­nity in­vest­ment man­ager for SSE, Gareth Shields, said it was a new way of shar­ing out wind­farm-raised cash in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

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