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 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.

The Ebikes and Rocks and Wheels project have a dedicated office space at our former premises at 71 High Street.
Our telephone number is 01556 612752,
our email address is: info71.dci@gmail.com.


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


Solway Sportive cancelled

Regrettably, the 2021 event, scheduled for Sunday 12th September has been cancelled due to a disappointing number of entries.

The organisers are hoping to hold the event again in the spring of 2022.


Scotland Loves Local
gift card

Calling local businesses!

The Scotland Loves Local campaign is a national initiative designed to encourage all those who live in Scotland to think local first and support their local town centres and high streets safely and in line with public health guidelines.

Dalbeattie Matters has received details of the Scotland Loves Local gift card, which the promoters describe as "a gift to the entire community – treating someone to the fantastic products, services and experiences on offer in their area, and at the same time protecting local jobs and ensuring the community prospers". 

If you are a local trader and want to find out more, visit Scotland Loves Local's website
or download a flyer:

... have a job vacancy:


Dalbeattie Bequest (formerly Willam Blyth Trust)

Notice of AGM:
Wednesday 22nd
September at 4pm.
Meeting venue: Contact for details.

The Trustees of The Dalbeattie Bequest give notice of their Annual General Meeting as detailed above.
The organisation’s purposes are:

  • the prevention or relief of poverty in Dalbeattie.
  • to provide at the discretion of the charity trustees financial support to inhabitants of the burgh of Dalbeattie in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantages
  • act as a “grant giving” foundation supporting local community charities and organisations
  • providing support and assistance to those suffering physically or mental disability primarily in the burgh of Dalbeattie.
For more information please contact Kimberley Phillips on Kimberley.phillips@dumgal.gov.uk or 07464 493771

COVID-19 Information from
Dumfries and Galloway Council
All information from Dumfries and Galloway Council about their services during the current situation can now be found at the link below.
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Dalbeattie = Scots: Dawbeattie, from Gaelic Dail Bheithe meaning "valley of birch." 

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Our sponsor businesses

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