Westerkirk Parish Library
Dumfries and Galloway
Westerkirk Parish Library, is a purpose-built space to house books, the majority of which were bought with a legacy from Thomas Telford, the renowned 19th century Civil Engineer. The building dates to 1863, designed to the specification of the London architect, J Habershon. It is in the Gothic Revival Style, a popular and avant-garde fashion at the time.
Our Living Heritage Event combines with the historic Benty Show which takes place on Saturday 2nd September 2023. Our project is displaying evidence of the historical record of the show through, photos, cups, written and oral accounts. Visitors will then be able to go to the show and see the similarities and differences between 2023 and the years since 1861, when the event in its inaugural form was held.
Booking not required.
Where to find us
- Westerkirk Parish Library
- DG13 0PB
Programmes this building took part in: