Dalbeattie Chamber of Trade
The Chamber represents a diverse selection of businesses based in and around the town of Dalbeattie, close to Scotland's Solway Coast.
Members include many local shops and accommodation providers as well as local trades and industries. A full list of our members, with links to their websites where applicable, can be found here.
Regular meetings are held each month, normally on the last Wednesday at 7pm at the King's Arms Hotel. Prospective new members are always welcome.
Membership fees for 2014 are £50.
The Dalbeattie area
Dalbeattie itself is
the largest town in the Stewartry district of Dumfries and Galloway, with a population of just over 4000, located some 13 miles from Dumfries, the regional capital.
Historically, Dalbeattie was a busy port, mainly servicing the local quarries, whose high quality granite was exported worldwide. In recent days, quarrying work has largely come to an end, and most local industry now centres around forestry, agriculture and tourism. The town boasts one of the largest saw mills in the country, and is also well known for its mountain-biking trails in the Town Wood, which form part of the region's 7Stanes network. Although often overshadowed by neighbouring Castle Douglas, in and around the High Street are a good range of independent shops and businesses, covering pretty much every eventuality, from butchers to aromatherapists, florists to insurance brokers!
The Colvend Coast
Close by Dalbeattie town lies the Colvend Coast (known to some as the Solway
Riviera), with picturesque villages such as Kippford and Rockcliffe, well served by a number of caravan and holiday parks, as well as independent hotels and self-catering establishments.
Website under construction.
Chairman: Neill Robson
Vice-Chair: Ian Wilbur
Secretary: Jan Gray
Treasurer: Karen Maxwell