The Catstrand Community, Arts And Visitor Centre

Arts Centres

The Catstrand, High St, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, Dumfries And Galloway, DG7 3RN

    Situated in the beautiful and unspoilt Glenkens area, a warm welcome awaits you at this 4-star contemporary community and arts centre.

    Recently voted the Cultural Champion of the region in the recent Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine awards, The CatStrand offers a year-round programme of theatre, music, comedy, storytelling, exhibitions, films and community events.

    It is also a hub for visitor information on places to visit and things to do in the area, including local walks and wildlife. Enjoy delicious home baking in the cafe before perusing the centre's fantastic shop which sells a selection of crafts from local artists and makers.

    Named after the small stream that once ran through it, and now under the building, the venue incorporates a number of energy-efficient and renewable energy features. As a result it has been awarded VisitScotland's prestigious Gold Green Business Tourism Scheme award and has also been named as Scotland's Greenest Arts Venue.

    4 Arts Venue
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014


    • Highchair Available
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Fax/Email Facilities


    • Village Location
    • Rural Location


    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Indoor Recreational Facilities
    • Garden
    • Entertainment Available
    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Groups Welcome
    • Young People
    • Disabled Citizens

    Road Directions

    From Dumfries take the A75 west to Stranraer. At Castle Douglas take the A713, signposted Ayr, for 12 miles. Turn left onto the A712 into New Galloway. The CatStrand is situated on the High Street in the centre of the village.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Castle Douglas TIC, by car take the A713 to New Galloway.

    Getting there by railway:- Nearest train stations are Dumfries to the southeast and Ayr to the north, both 30 miles away.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Prestwick airport is approximately 40 miles away. Then by car take the A77 to Ayr, and then the A713 to New Galloway.
    Glasgow airport is approximately 80 miles away. Travel from Glasgow to Ayr, and then take the A713 to New Galloway.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Cairnryan, approximately 50 miles by car; take the A77 onto the A75 to Castle Douglas, and then the A713 north to New Galloway.

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