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.

Calling all businesses

We are currently working to bring our business directory up to date. We know there are businesses in and around Dalbeattie who are not yet listed, possibly because they are newly established. Others are listed, but with information that is no longer current.
If you own or run a business in Dalbeattie, please take a look at our directory, and let us know if you are not included, or if your entry needs to be updated.

William Heughan Associated Special Trust Dalbeattie

For the past 56 years since his death, the William Heughan Trust has benefitted his home town of Dalbeattie and the surrounding area.
William was born in Water Street, one of 15 children of the blacksmith and became a successful world famous opera singer, cattle breeder and philanthropist.
In accordance with his wishes, the Trustees have awarded funding to many projects and causes, eg. the school prizes presented in his name in The Heughan Hall, the mourners’ shelter in the cemetery, the Dalbeattie Museum, the William Heughan Memorial choir, awards at Christmas time to the older residents, refurbishing the playground and tennis club, a new van for the Day Centre and also the Birchvale Theatre project.
The Trustees wish to raise the profile of the Trust and invite applications for our consideration. These must meet the Trust’s objectives, namely to support:
  1. Old people who are natives of Dalbeattie
  2. Pupils of Dalbeattie schools
  3. Youth organisations in Dalbeattie
  4. Other charitable causes in Dalbeattie and surrounding area.
Applications can be made via letter to Hall Baird Solicitors in Castle Douglas or via an email request which is found under the ‘Contact’ tab on the Trust’s website:

10 October 2021

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


Scotland Loves Local
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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:

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.