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 info@dalbeattiematters.net.

Dalbeattie Allotments 10th birthday
01/05/2010 - 01/05/2020

Ten years ago, (1st May 2010) after two years of planning, work began on the site that was to become Dalbeattie Community Allotments.

That first phase created 47 plots for people to work on and enjoy and later, in 2011, an extension was added to the site which provided a further 34 plots.

Over the past decade, numerous individuals and families have enjoyed the health and social benefits which are associated with exercise, fresh air, fresh produce and company which allotments are known to provide.

Those benefits are even more important today as we live through such challenging times.

So a very big ‘thank you’ to all those who helped provide such a fantastic amenity for the town and to those who continue to manage the site on behalf of its members and local residents.

Happy 10th Birthday DCAA.

 Jim Fallon (Former Treasurer DCAA)

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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Corona Virus update from
Cragnair Health Centre

A notice from local charity
D&G HandyVan

In light of the current situation regarding Covid-19 which we find ourselves dealing with, we as a charity, would like to reiterate that we are here to help all organisations with the discharge of patients from hospitals to free up beds should they be needed. We would reassure the public that our staff are taking every precaution regarding hygiene and cleanliness whilst carrying out their duties.

We are able to supply and fit keysafes (keysafes are chargeable, installation is free) as well as supply and fit grab rails (free of charge), banister rails (client covers cost of materials) within a client’s home. We will also move furniture around the home to accommodate hospital beds or moving a bed from upstairs to downstairs to aid mobility.

We can be contacted on a free phone number – 0800 069 9173 and our office hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Finding help during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) has created a new website to give the public easy access to what help is available from local organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The map-based site allows residents to search for groups that are offering support in their area as well as allowing organisations to make appeals for support and resources. .

The map can zoom into an area, town or village with a pin for each organisation giving contact details and a brief description of what is available or required.

Painting Competition
for the
2021 Solway Forests Red Squirrel Calendar

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With thousands of young people impacted by Covid19 the Solway Forests Red Squirrel Network are inviting everyone from the ages of 4-18 years to take part in our Red squirrel painting and calendar competition.

Closing date 31st July 2020

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

Due to the Corona Virus situation and official advice about social distancing, we will not be publishing our guide to events and activities for the time being.

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