A chance to remember
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