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Glenluce is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
OS grid referenceNX197573
Ceevil pairish
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Postcode destrictDG8
Diallin code01581
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
54°52′41″N 4°48′40″W / 54.878°N 4.811°W / 54.878; -4.811Coordinates: 54°52′41″N 4°48′40″W / 54.878°N 4.811°W / 54.878; -4.811

Glenluice (English: Glenluce, Scots Gaelic: Clachan Ghlinn Lus) is a smaw veelage in the pairish o Auld Luice in the historical coonty o Wigtounshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland.[1]

It conteens a veelage shap, a caravan pairk, an a Toun Hoose, as weel as the pairish kirk.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Glenluice is on the A75 road atween Stranrawer (9.5 mile awa) an Newton Stewart (15.5 mile awa). Glenluice is 94 mile sooth o Glesga, 62.6 mile wast o Dumfries, and 136.6 mile soothwast o Edinburgh.

The kirk[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Pairish Kirk o Glenluice, wi the twa chaipels, wis vestit by James VI, Keeng o Scots in 1587.[2][3][4]

In 1646 the pairish o Glenluice wis splitten in twa tae form Auld Luice Pairish Kirk an New Luice Pairish Kirk. Houiver, the pairish kirks wis reunitit tae form Luce Valley Kirk, that kivers Auchemalg, Dunragit, Glenluice, an New Luice, as weel as the surroondin aurie. Thay meet at 11 am ilka Sunday in the kirk at Glenluce an the praisent meenister is Rev Stephen Ogston.[5]

Castle o Pairk[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Castle o Pairk

The Castle o Pairk is an L-plan tour house near the veelage. It wis built in 1596 bi Thomas Hay, upon the launds gien tae him bi his faither that wis the last abbot o Glenluice Aibey. The Hay faimily conteenaed tae bade there until 1830, whan thay abandont the castle, leavin it tae faw intae ruination.

The biggin remeent empie until 1949, whan the Meenistry o Warks came intae the haudin o it. Thay performt some sortin wark on the ruif, bit strippit oot the fluirs an demolisht the weengs that wis disjaskit bi this time.

Fae 1976 tae 1978, Historic Scotland unnerteuk a restoration programme, mendin the waws an renewin the fluirs an windaes. Thay syne let it til the Landmark Trust, that his noo appent the castle til the public.

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

Glenluce umwhile hid its ain pairish; houiver in 1646 this wis splitten in twa, formin the praisent pairishes o Old Luice an New Luice.

At a regional level, Glenluice is governt bi Dumfries an Gallowa Cooncil that kivers Gallowa (Wigtounshire an Kirkcoubrieshire) an Dumfriesshire.

It is governt local bi Old Luce Community Council.[6]

Glenluice Aibey[eedit | eedit soorce]

Glenluice Aibey

Near the veelage is Glenluice Aibey, a ruint Cistercian monastery built in 1192 bi Lochlann, Laird o Gallowa. Follaein its dissolution at the Reformation it wis abandont, fawin intil its praisent ruinous state.

Railweys[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun wis served bi the Glenluce railwey station fae 1862 bi the Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway that providit a strategic link tae Northren Ireland unner British Rail. Houiver, it wis closed unner the Beeching cuts in 1965.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. (Robert Chambers, William Chambers, The gazetteer of Scotland, Vol. 1, Edinburgh, 1844, p. 500, p. 748–749)
  2. "Caledonia" Vol.III by George Chalmers, London, printed 1824., p.441
  3. National Records of Scotland. GALLOVIDIAE Pars Occidentalior, in qua VICECOMITATUS VICTONIENSIS cum Regalitate Glenlucensi
  4. Parish Lists of Wigtownshire. AD1684 p.10 https://archive.org/stream/parishlistsofwig72scot#page/10/mode/2up
  5. http://www.lucevalleychurch.co.uk
  6. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 26 Julie 2013. Retrieved 31 Mairch 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)