German link plan
Moves are under way to establish an informal cultural exchange between Gatehouse of Fleet and north German town Neubokel.
The initiative springs from work done by former Gatehouse Primary School headmaster Howard McLean, who is a German speaker.
Gatehouse Community Council chairperson Sue Best said: “In 2005 some German families came over with children of primary school age to visit our children.
“Then the current mayor of Neubokel got in touch to inform Mr McLean that he was coming to Galloway.
“It was then we thought it would be a good idea to resurrect our little friendship.”