70 year Anniversary VE Day Beacon at the Mull of Galloway

70 year Anniversary of VE Day

Friday 8th May is the anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe day) marking 70 years since the end of the second world war in Europe. To mark this historical milestone over 100 beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Kirkmaiden Parish will be participating in the National Beacon Lighting Ceremony in celebration of light emerging from the darkness of war and to the triumph of the human spirit, in commemoration of all the hardworking men and women of the Armed Forces who gave their lives for their country and for those who returned injured in body, mind and spirit,

The beacon will be lit at 9.32pm on Friday 8th May at the Mull of Galloway. The tribute will be led by representatives from Stranraer British Legion and an army cadet will play the fanfare to mark the start of the lighting of the beacon. The beacon will be lit by the acting deputy Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown.

We hope many of you will attend as it is an opportunity to remember lost loved ones and the sacrifices they made to secure the peace we all enjoy today.

in 1995 beacons were also lit to mark half a century since VE day on 8th May 1945.

Gallie Craig coffee house VE Day Beacon additional opening time

The Gallie Craig coffee house will open at 8pm on Friday 8th May for the VE Day Anniversary Beacon and remain open until after the beacon has been lit. There will be a special evening menu of:

Chilli, Garlic bread and any hot drink for £5

Stovies, Crusty Bread and any hot drink for £5

Soup and any hot drink £4