Village Heritage

Dunscore is a small village which lies 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Dumfries on the B729, in  Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland.

The Dunscore railway station opened in 1905, and closed to passengers in 1943 and to goods in 1949. The station was on the Cairn Valley Railway which ran to Moniaive from Dumfries.

The war memorial in Dunscore village

When visiting the Heritage centre you can:

  • Discover more about Jane Haining, the church and village
  • See items relating to Jane Haining’s life including her “Heroes of the Holocaust” medal, a prize awarded to her at school, a copy of her will and much more
  • Walk, drive or cycle the Jane Hainng trail in the lovely lanes around the village taking in the stunning Cairn Valley scenery and visiting the farm where she was born and brought up, her school and church
  • Delve into information, videos and surprising facts using the touch-screen computer
  • Hear first hand accounts about Jane Haining and life in the village in past times at the listening station
  • Follow the Memory Trail round Dunscore seeing where the library started by Robert Burns was located, the oak tree from an acorn collected from Auschwitz and one of very few hearse houses in the country
  • Take a guided walk around the church or, for the younger visitors, the Dunscore Church Detective Trail

This is all in the historic setting of Dunscore Church with a knowledgeable guide on hand to answer any questions that you may have and to offer you a Fairtrade tea, coffee or juice.

Learn more about the Heritage Centre