The much milder micro-climate of Dumfries and Galloway in south-west Scotland makes it an ideal area for a first holiday in the far north of the British Isles. The seaport of Creetown in Kirmabreck, a civil parish in Kirkcudbrightshire, is located near the entry of Wigtown Bay, approximately 18 miles to the west of Castle Douglas, a major tourist attraction.
With just 750 inhabitants, Creetown was nonetheless responsible for providing Liverpool docks and other public works in important British cities with granite, locally quarried in large quantities. Although a fairly new town by British standards – Creetown sprang to life in 1785 – there is a Heritage Museum commemorating important local events, cultural, industrial and natural history as well as important links with celebrities of the day, such as Sir Water Scott, who used the village as a background scene for one of his works.
For those who worked in the local granite quarry life must have been exceptionally hard – just as it was for those who went to work in the fishing industry. New sources of employment are being created in the tourism sector and the Balloch Wood Community Project hopes that the woodland paths created since 2001 under the guidance of the Forestry Commission Scotland will not just add to local residents’ enjoyment of the area but also be a focal point for outside visitors.
Balloch Wood is adjacent to Creetown and the new paths will lead from Kirkmabreck Church across the hills surrounding the village through the ancient woodland until they reach a newly created Curling Point wildlife area.
Designed to serve as an open class room for youngsters of all ages, this area boasts ponds, woodland sculptures and other local artistic works.
As with any area specially designed for children and young adults, the facilities must be tested to breaking point and beyond. If children can break it, stuff it up their nose or into their ears, swallow it whole or hit each other over the head with it, they will!
If a playground contains climbing walls a Mount Everest climber wouldn’t dare to scale or a pond that is deep enough for a whale but doesn’t boast a protective wire-mesh to keep little ones safe, an accident is waiting to happen.
Speak to an accident solicitor in Creetown, if your child had an argument with a woodland artwork and lost.
Where do you find a no win no fee* accident solicitor in Creetown in such a small village?
Just contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to a friendly advisor. Your call is free and lines are available 24/7!
All Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors provide no win no fee* services; start a claim with an accident solicitor in Creetown or other legal specialist right way, there’s no need to make an upfront payment for legal fees.
You can also visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website: complete a simple 30-second test which will assess if you qualify for making a personal injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline’s compensation calculator will estimate how much compensation you might get, if an accident solicitor in Creetown settles your claim.
Date Published: 17th July 2013