Scotland Revisited #2

Today, I’ll begin with another image taken from the Minigaff side of the Cree, admiring the Creebridge.

I’d like here to insert a quotation that explains well the relationship between Newton Stewart and Minigaff from the following website:

http://www.kirkcudbright.co/minnigaff.asp

“The population is small and mainly inhabits the east bank of the River Cree, the principal settlement being the village of Minnigaff. The River Cree forms part of the boundary between the Parishes of Minnigaff and Penninghame, and also the boundary between the former Counties of Wigtownshire and Kirkcudbrightshire. Minnigaff, on the east bank of the River Cree was in Kirkcudbrightshire and Newton Stewart, although only a few hundred yards away, was on the opposite bank of the River Cree, in Wigtownshire. Today, Minnigaff has few facilities that are distinctly its own and to the regret of many of its older inhabitants has become effectively a suburb of the much larger town of Newton Stewart. It does however retain its school, as does the tiny forestry village of Glentrool. Stronord school was converted to an outdoor centre in the late 1960s.”

The image above, taken as I wandered beyond Newton Stewart’s main street, is of St John’s church, Penninghame. Most of my remaining shots today were taken within a few hundred yards of each other along the main street.

The building above is Newton Stewart’s Museum.

The statue and the old red telephone box stand in the grounds of the museum.

I understand, from some of the signage, that this impressive old building – just further along the street from the Museum – is now a block of apartments. I have no idea what its original use may have been.

I noticed the old terrace of cottages above across the road from St John’s church as I returned to the town centre.

Featured Photo

The shot that I’m featuring today is another viewpoint towards a building that I included yesterday, just within Minigaff on the far side of the bridge from Newton Stewart.

EXIF data were: 1/500 secs @ f/4.5 and 27.4 mm. The ISO was 160.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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