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Dalbeattie Community Initiative

Area of Operation:

Dalbeattie District
South West (Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway)

Number of Staff:

How We Started

Dalbeattie Community Initiative was initially formed in September 1997 in response to a number of local Business closures and the subsequent negative impact on the local economy and the community.

The Initiative was originally set up as a constituted voluntary group, however, due to increased financial responsibilities became a company limited by guarantee in 2002. This in turn limited the liability of every individual committee member. The changes continued throughout 2002 when charitable status was granted by the Inland Revenue, which allowed the Initiative to access additional funding sources.

What We Do

The Initiative’s vision:

“To act as a catalyst within the community, to respond to local needs and effectively reflect local priorities in order to promote and encourage the economic, social and physical regeneration of Dalbeattie and the surrounding area”.

We endeavor to achieve this by through projects and events.  We are currently working on the following:

  • Running Dalbeattie Visitor Information Point
  • Managing Dalbeattie matters website and facebook
  • Running Preloved Charity Shop
  • Offering administration, funding and printing support to community groups
  • organising, and managing Dalbeattie Walking Festival
  • Management of newly installed Kippford Pontoon and Slipway
  • administration and treasury support to Dalbeattie Hardrock Challenge
  • providing a free What's On guide monthly to our community
  • Support and manangement of Musical Minds group
  • Giving back to our community through Preloved Award scheme
  • Spearheading High Street Improvement Project
  • Installing and managing Outdoor Gym facility
  • working in partnership with Dalbeattie High School on community PR project
  • Responsible for maintenance management for Rounall Wood
  • Developing project for asset transfter of Dalbeattie Primary School for redevelopment into an outdoor activity centre
  • Developing project for management and restoration of Colliston Boat Shed
  • continuing to support other groups withing our area.


Our Future Plans

Contact Details

Michelle McRobert
Business Manager

01556 612518
info71 [dot] dci [at] gmail [dot] com

Tags associated with Dalbeattie Community Initiative:
Events/festivals, Retail businesses, Tourist information

Last Updated: Wed, 14/06/2017 - 08:34