Welcome to Dalbeattie Matters, the website for the Dalbeattie community

Welcome to Dalbeattie Matters, a community website and resource for everyone fortunate enough to live in Dalbeattie and the surrounding area or those who have visited and fallen in love with this amazing community and who just want to keep in touch with everything that’s happening here.

We are a one-stop resource with information about local groups and organisations, services, events, local news and even the weather in Dalbeattie!

If you have an item of news or if you are part of a local group or organisation and would like to be featured on the Dalbeattie Matters website, send an email to info71.dci@gmail.com

Your Community Initiative office

The Initiative main office is at Dalbeattie Community Initiative Office
71 High Street, Dalbeattie.

The Initiative Community Pantry (formerly known as Dalbeattie Food Bank)
39 High Street, Dalbeattie.

The Initiative and Preloved Shop have consolidated as The Initiative
16 High Street, Dalbeattie, DG5 4AA

Our information point shop is at the front and the main office is at the back, providing a central point of contact for local, community, visitor and project information.

Opening times
Shop: Monday to Saturday from 10am - 2pm
Initiative office: Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays from 10am -1pm  

Our telephone number is 01556 612752,
Our email address is: info71.dci@gmail.com.

The Ebikes and Rocks and Wheels project have a dedicated office space at our former premises at 71 High Street.  

What's On

The What's on guide for November is now out. Please note that you may need to pre-book for some events.

Vacancies at Dalbeattie Community Initiative

The Initiative currently has vacancies for:
A voluntary Treasurer (unpaid)

Announcing the first ever Rocks and Wheels cycle challenge

April 23rd 2023

This event is open to absolutely anyone who wants to enjoy a great day out riding through the beautiful Dumfries & Galloway countryside. Suitable for all levels of fitness and all cycle bikes are welcome including ebikes, tandems and tricycles.
Using a little pedal power you'll be able to support this amazing project which aims to transform Dalbeattie and create economic growth, tourism, and healthy lifestyle opportunities for the Granite town.
The two routes, Yellow 59km (37miles) and Blue 113km (70miles) use the same roads with an extended loop to extend the distance for the blue route with both rides starting and finishing at Dalbeattie's Birchvale Theatre.
To find out more about the routes, T&C's and to register (now open) visit the website www.rocksandwheels.org.
It will be a great day, a day not to miss!

Dalbeattie Forest Community Parnership

We have updated the partnership page to include links to the minutes of the 2021 Partnership AGM.
We also have a link to the Dalbeattie Forest land management plan published by Forestry and Land Soctland.

The results of our community survey, which took place from February to April this year, are now available here.

For more news about the Rocks and Wheels project, read our latest newsletter.

The results of our Spring Garden Survey are now available.

Dalbeattie = Scots: Dawbeattie, from Gaelic Dail Bheithe meaning "valley of birch." 

Click today's Dalbeattie weather icon for the 7 day forecast.


Our sponsor businesses

If you would like to advertise on the Dalbeattie Matters website, please email us.