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By Fiona Reid
Nostalgia
War memorials chance to shine

SEVEN war memorials around Annandale and Eskdale have been entered in a national competition.

Cllr Archie Dryburgh has put forward the memorials at Annan, Lockerbie, Gretna Green, Eastriggs, Ecclefechan, Canonbie and Langholm for the Royal British Legion Scotland Best Kept War Memorial Competition 2021.

It will be a forerunner to Dumfries and Galloway Council’s own war memorial competition.

Community groups in the areas now have a few weeks to spruce up their sites and add flowers before the judges visit at the end of this month and early next month for the British Legion, followed by the council judging in late July and the start of August.

Cllr Dryburgh said: “In this 100th year of RBLS and Poppy Scotland, I hope communities will take a keen interest to improve their local memorials.”

  • Cllr Dryburgh is pictured above at the Annan memorial

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