Newlands House

During the war Newlands House was used as a Norwegian military hospital staffed entirely by Norwegian personnel.[1] 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![2] On an exterior wall of the house are three plaques marking its time as a hospital as well as two visits from Norwegian kings.[3]

[1] Dumfries & Galloway Museum Service, Top Secret: The Second World War in Dumfries & Galloway (Stranraer: Dumfries and Galloway Council, 2003), p.33

[2] Interview with Our Norwegian Story researcher

[3] James McKenna, ‘History of the Scottish Norwegian Society’ (2002), p.19

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