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Coordinates: 54°52′41″N 4°48′40″W / 54.878°N 4.811°W / 54.878; -4.811

Glenluce is located in Dumfries and Galloway
 Glenluce shown within Dumfries and Galloway
OS grid reference NX197573
Civil parish Old Luce, Wigtownshire
Council area Dumfries and Galloway
Lieutenancy area Wigtown (otherwise Wigtownshire)
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DG8
Dialling code 01581
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Parliament Galloway and West Dumfries
List of places

Glenluce Village (Gaelic: Clachan Ghlinn Lus, pronounced [kɫ̪axan ɣliɲˈɫ̪us̪]) is situated in the Civil Parish of Old Luce, Wigtownshire, in Wigtownshire, within the District Council Region of Dumfries and Galloway,[1] is located on the A75 road between Stranraer and Newton Stewart.

Glenluce (Old Luce) has a Community Council.[2]

Its main centre runs along the main street, which until recently was relatively busy until the bypass was built.

There is a general store, two hotels, two caravan parks and a town hall.

Each year around September, there is a vehicle show in the nearby Park of Glenluce Park where people show off anything from vintage tractors to the most recent cars.

The Church[edit]

The Parish Church of Glenluce, with the two chapels, were vested in the king by the act of AD1587.[3][4][5] The church is now in the parish area called Old Luce, Wigtownshire [6]

In 1646 the Civil Parish area of Glenluce was divided into two sections, the area to the south called Old Luce, Wigtownshire, and the area to the north called New Luce.[7]

Rev Tom McWhirter is the minister of Old Luce Parish Church.

Castle of Park[edit]

The Castle of Park is a 16th century L-plan tower house near Glenluce in Wigtownshire. The last Abbot of Glenluce Abbey gave the lands of Park to his son, Thomas Hay, and in 1590 he built the Tower House.

It was repaired by Historic Scotland and now leased to the Landmark Trust.

The Robert the Bruce Trail[edit]

Robert the Bruce stopped for a rest at Glenluce.

To follow "The Robert the Bruce Trail" see the map [8]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ (Robert Chambers, William Chambers, The gazetteer of Scotland, Vol. 1, Edinburgh, 1844, p. 500, p. 748–749)
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Caledonia" Vol.III by George Chalmers, London, printed 1824., p.441
  4. ^ National Records of Scotland. GALLOVIDIAE Pars Occidentalior, in qua VICECOMITATUS VICTONIENSIS cum Regalitate Glenlucensi
  5. ^ Parish Lists of Wigtownshire. AD1684 p.10
  6. ^ Robert Chambers, William Chambers, The gazetteer of Scotland, Vol. II, Edinburgh, 1844, p. 500 & p.749,
  7. ^ A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, by Samuel Lewis. 1846
  8. ^ The Robert the Bruce Trail