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Old Luce Community Council serves a population of around 1,300 people in Glenluce and the surrounding area.

The AGM of the Community Council is held in May and council meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, starting at 8pm. There are no meetings in January and August.
Officers of the council are:
Chairman: Mr Fred Murray
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Vice Chairman: Mr Ian Paterson
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Secretary: Mr Robert Higgins

Treasurer: Mr Derek Sloan

Community Councillor: Mr Michael Lane
Community Councillor: Mrs Elizabeth Innes 

Community Councillor: Mrs Caroline Heron

Community Councillor: Miss Diane Lowe

Community Councillor: Mr Gordon McKinstry

Community Councillor: Mrs Joan Miskimmins

Community Councillor: Mrs Irene Wilmont

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Minutes of the December Meeting of Old Luce Community Council

Old Luce Community Council Meeting

8 p.m. Monday 5th December, 2016



Fred Murray Chairman Ian Paterson Vice Chairman

Robert Higgins Secretary Derek Sloan Treasurer

Committee: Mike Lane, Joan Miskimmins, Irene Wilmont. Gogie McKinstry, Caroline Heron and Elizabeth Innes

Apologies: Diane Lowe

Councillor: Roberta Tuckfield.

Press: Euan Maxwell, Free Press

Police Business: PC Allison, no other reports. Extra patrols on roads and make sure to watch cash when shopping and put property in boot of car. Ensure use internet sites with “Padlock” logo when purchasing on it.

Public and Presentation: Messrs A Irvine from Luce Abbey Masonic and Dr Miscampbell who gave a talk on defibrillators. Afterwards, CC agreed to further investigation and possible public training classes for Heart Start.

1. Minutes Previous Meeting: Prop: E Innes Sec: G McKinstry AGREED.

2. Matters Arising: Party updates £150 + selection boxes for kids and lights on, incl. mulled wine and mince pies for attendees. Adult party catering by C Heron.

3. Correspondence: Letter requesting Hall Fees from Glen of Luce WRI. £144 Agreed.

4. Development Trust report: See Appendix i

100 Club DRAWS – All to be done at Senior Party.

AOCB: Chairman commented on the excellent cleaning service for the toilet and winter opening success. Chairman to liaise with Community Service and Fishing Club regarding tree felling.

Closed 9.40 pm.

Next Meeting 6th March, 2017 @ 8PM in Glenluce Public hall.


OLDT Minutes 3rd January 2017 7.30pm - Glenluce Public Hall

Present: Drew Sloan, Michael Lane, Lorna McDowall, Nigel Miscampbell, Caroline Heron, Joyce Stewart.

Apologies: David Burl, Richard Rankin, Diane Lowe.

ML opened the meeting.

Dunragit – Dunragit Initiative being driven by Diane, consultation and community ‘buy-in’ established. Looking to get steering group formed for village facility.

Communications Platform, including website - ML to finalise details with shortlisted companies, with view to driving down costs. Doug summers/Lamont Designs finalists.

Business Group – Application submitted to OLDF for funding to purchase Da Pratos corner. Survey by chosen company cannot be done until after Feb. Architects who reviewed the site noted a number of design options and concerns, these will be developed over coming 8 weeks.

Brambles - Scottish Land Fund Application – Meeting with agent for SLF in Dec at Brambles. Very helpful and outlined requirement for 3 valuation quotes and 3 feasibility quotes to proceed to application. Funding for development of business case, and engagement of professional services to do work subsequently obtained. If case proves solid, we can apply for 80-100% for the purchase of Brambles. This will NOT affect any applications done for Dunragit in the future as it is looked on as a separate community (according to SLF). This meets the remit from original consultation to provide meeting place, with food and beverage provision, as well as restore street scape, and utilise derelict buildings.

Discussions surrounding accessing money from other sources as well as the Old Luce Community Fund and Scottish Land Fund. Time sensitive as trying to access funds from SLF prior to the end of current year.

Wemyss Estates and ‘Balkail Glen’ – community handover proceeding well. Legal expenses for the transfer of The Glen have been applied for from OLDF.

Viaduct Lights – reported back total costs of running the lights, well done to Richard Rankin for installation fo new light stand, and connecting lights, including meter. Community Council has kindly offered to cover costs of electricity.

Christmas Lights – Awaiting D&G Council to quote price for installing and removing Christmas lights. Quotes being sought from 3 suppliers. Survey of Main Street residents about participation in the lights installation, may include installing hooks on buildings, and use of street light posts. Plan to have funding submission in by May, with lights contracted and ready for this coming Christmas. Decided to have full length of village included in lighting plan.

Any Other Business:

  • The board was pleased to see the demolition of Old Kings Arms and await with interest to see future developments.

  • Public Hall – board discussed this big project and have sought to undertake a feasibility study of community ownership. Meeting sought with council.

ML brought meeting to a close at 9pm.

Next Meeting Wednesday 25th January 2017@ 7.30pm Glenluce Public Hall.


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