A chance to re­mem­ber

The Galloway News - - VOICE OF THE PEOPLE -

A new fea­ture with links to the Locker­bie disas­ter will be un­veiled at Th­reave Gar­dens this week­end.

A gar­den of con­tem­pla­tion will be opened at the Na­tional Trust for Scot­land prop­erty at Cas­tle Dou­glas on Satur­day morn­ing.

The space has been de­signed to pro­vide a peace­ful set­ting that evokes con­tem­pla­tion and re­flec­tion.

It was cre­ated as a re­sult of the sup­port of donors in the UK and es­pe­cially the Na­tional Trust for Scot­land Foun­da­tion USA, in Bos­ton, Mas­sachusetts, and one of its trustees, Vic­to­ria Cum­mock.

She was in­spired to sup­port the pro­ject out of a love of Scot­land that emerged from the most tragic of cir­cum­stances as her hus­band John was a vic­tim of the 1988 bomb­ing.

Vic­to­ria, who is also a mem­ber of the Na­tional Trust for Scot­land’s Pa­trons’ Club, will be joined by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the lo­cal area and the trust to ded­i­cate and open the gar­den.

NTS chair­man Sir Moir Lock­head said: “This new gar­den pro­vides the space to take time out of the end­lessly busy present to med­i­tate on past events, ap­pre­ci­ate the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment of the present and prac­tice mind­ful­ness while wish­ing for a peace­ful fu­ture.”

Open­ing Gar­den of con­tem­pla­tion

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