A set of metal arches previously installed at Dock Park, Dumfries were part of this exhibit and represented the architecture of Sweetheart Abbey. However this post states that the arches were removed in 2016. A response, by Dumfries & Galloway Council, to an email request of March 2023 clarified that the arches 'have been considered for several other project areas but due to the size, and cost to move have not been used... ...they are currently being stored'. A replica Celtic cross (in the style of the Whithorn School), which was featured in the exhibit, now stands at the corner of Ewart Drive, Newton Stewart (as of November 2022). The Belted Galloway cow sculptures from the exhibit are at Threave Castle Estate (observed March 2021).
Carved stone(?) Galloway Cross in style of the Whithorn School stands at the corner of Ewart Drive, Newton Stewart. It was part of this. Think there was also a short run of three arches beside it from the D&G Lane. Wish I knew where the fiberglass Belted Galloway cows went to!
Thanks, Jack – well spotted, and now added to the database. It does appear in Garden Festival pics we’ve seen, but nothing we have, unfortunately. It seems likely, judging by the leaflet map, that this cross would have stood at the end of the Sweetheart Arches, in the distance of Richard East’s image at the top of this page.
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