Our local area

Places To Visit

Dalbeattie Museum (81 High Street, Dalbeattie)

The museum is now 20years old and the proud winners of the Queens Award for Voluntary Services in 2009. The museum is run by local volunteers and is well worth a visit. Entry is free and offers a variety of exhibits from a bygone era to local history and much much more.
For more information: www.dalbeattiemuseum.co.uk/

The Nail Factory Gallery (56 Southwick Rd, Dalbeattie)

The gallery was historically a Nail Factory and has been beautifully restored to provide a welcome addition to the town. It hosts regular exhibitions of local artist including sculpture, photography and fine art. Some of the exhibitions included Jim MacFarlane (Local artist) and Adam German. Entry is free.
For more information visit: www.nailfactory.org.uk


Barnbarroch Pottery

Barnbarroch Pottery is situated just a short drive from the town of Dalbeattie is open all year round and is run by Christine and Roger Smith.  Christine is a full time potter and works to create unique pieces.  The pottery has an attractive showroom originally converted from the old school porch and has since been extended to create a light and attractive gallery displaying sculptural and illustrative ceramics and unusually decorated tableware.
For more information visit: www.barnbarroch-pottery.com


Kippford Village

Kippford is situated 3 miles south of Dalbeattie and is a charming narrow village nestled along the shore of the Urr Estuary. Its picturesque shoreline is a very popular tourist attraction boasting two pubs both serving a variety of evening and daytime meals and a local shop, The Ark selling gifts, cards and fine foods. Rough island bird sanctuary can be accessed from Kippford out with the nesting period.
For more information visit: www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk