Glenlochar

Glenlochar (Gd: "Gleann Lochair") is a small hamlet on the western bank of the River Dee in the parish of Balmaghie, Dumfries and Galloway. Glenlochar is located one and a half miles South of Balmaghie Kirk and three miles (5 km) North of Castle Douglas.

The [http://www.sw-scotland-screen.com/locations/industry/glenlochar.html Glenlochar Barrage] on the River Dee is part of the Galloway Hydro Electric Scheme.

The [http://www.roman-britain.org/places/glenlochar.htm buried remains] of a large Roman fort exist on the eastern bank of the River Dee, opposite Glenlochar. The fort was built in 81 AD by the Governor Gnaeus Julius Agricola and enclosed an area roughly convert|7|acre|m2.

During World War II Glenlochar was used as a training camp for the construction of Bailey bridges. The concrete slab foundations of the camp are still visible.

Glenlochar has a small community centre and a car park.


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