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Cairnryan fire-hit hall funding options studied

Village hall fire
Image caption The old village hall was destroyed by a wheelie bin fire in the summer of 2009

A council is to seek public views on how to spend £20,000 awarded for the upgrade of a village hall which was later destroyed by fire.

A blaze forced the demolition of the Cairnryan building in 2009.

Two years prior to that the community council had been awarded funds by the Port of Cairnryan to improve the hall.

Work has now started on a replacement facility for the village and Dumfries and Galloway Council is to ask the public how to spend the upgrade money.

Door-to-door consultation will take place in the area on 15 June with a drop-in session at the Merchants House on Main Street on 21 June.

Cllr Roberta Tuckfield, who chairs the Wigtown Area Committee, said: "I am delighted that the village of Cairnryan has been given such a large donation and I am sure that they will put it to good use to improve facilities for the village."

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