Scottish actor Gary Lewis

Chair of Stranraer and District Local History Trust, Elaine Barton, was delighted to meet and present well known Scottish actor Gary Lewis with a selection of their local history publications. Gary was particularly interested in two of author David Kirkwood’s books, The Earls of Galloway & Galloway House  and Glasgow’s Galloway School. 

Gary has fond memories of attending Galloway House School when he was 11 years old. During the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s the house was taken over by the Glasgow Corporation.  Over the years, hundreds of Glasgow school children would make the journey to Garlieston and spend several weeks at the school. Many of the children had never paddled in the sea before, visit the countryside or see so many animals, like cattle and sheep. The children  were encouraged to record their activities in a diary.  It was an experience that remained with many of them throughout their lives. Some made the return journey to Galloway House as adults in later life.