Museum News

New Windows for the Control Tower

We are pleased to announce that funding has been secured for the first tranche of replacement windows to be fitted in the Control Tower. A grant for £10,000 has been secured from the Landfill Communities Fund/South West Environmental Action Trust which will be used to purchase new, double-glazed windows for the top floor of the tower. The windows will be manufactured by Crittall Windows – the same firm which made the tower’s original windows – and are expected to be installed in April 2015.

Land Purchase

On the first of December, after almost two years of protracted negotiations, the museum took ownership of further ground bordering the existing site. A combination of funds from The Foyle Foundation, The Charles Hayward Foundation and the museum’s own funds have allowed the purchase at a very fair price from Scottish Enterprise.

The new ground includes a 20 meter strip at the back of the site which will be used to build new display buildings and a workshop. The museum has also purchased a portion of the field adjoining the museum site which we have been using for our summer show. This will protect our frontage onto the road as well as allowing space for future development of the museum.

Our First Shop

The original museum shop - housed in a caravan - in front of the control tower

The original museum shop – housed in a caravan – in front of the control tower

We were the bees knees with this splendid caravan as our new shop, well we thought it was splendid.

Presentation to ATC

ATC Cadets receiving model helicopter courtesy of DA Autos

ATC Cadets receiving model helicopter courtesy of DA Autos

Recently the A.T.C Dumfries Squadron were presented with a flying model of a helicopter from DA Autos of Dumfries. The presentation took place at the museum and the image shows Cadet Jardine, Cadet Hook, Cadet Flight Sergeant Murray and Flight Sergeant ATC Gamer with DA Autos in front of the Gannet.

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