During the war Newlands House was used as a Norwegian military hospital staffed entirely by Norwegian personnel. It was made available by permission of the owner Walter Duncan – on the condition that after the war it was returned in the same condition! On an exterior wall of the house are three plaques marking its time as a hospital as well as two visits from Norwegian kings.
 Dumfries & Galloway Museum Service, Top Secret: The Second World War in Dumfries & Galloway (Stranraer: Dumfries and Galloway Council, 2003), p.33
 Interview with Our Norwegian Story researcher
 James McKenna, ‘History of the Scottish Norwegian Society’ (2002), p.19