Plant a peace pole

Some of the peace poles in the grounds of the Allanton Peace Sannctury.

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Seil might be getting a peace pole.

Members of the community council have been asked to think about planting one of the poles that started from an idea in Japan in 1976.

There are now more than 200,000 of the poles across the globe, handmade at Allanton Peace Sanctuary in Dumfries and shipped around the world.

The poles are made from recycled window UPVC and display peace messages on their sides and have become internationally recognised peace symbols.

The idea was brought up by Seil community councillor Yowan Byghan, who was involved in getting one of the poles planted in a rose bed in Dumfries. He is hoping to get the island’s support so it will plant one of its own.