The new open-all-year Tourist Information Centre offers local crafts, gifts, internet access, collectibles and produce as well as access to services, activities, news and information about Moffat – The Heart of Southern Scotland.
Moffat TIC is to be found in an attractive listed building in the very centre of this Special Conservation Town that nestles between rolling hills in the Annan Valley.
Moffat has long been a stopping off place since before the days of the stagecoach and has become a centre for walkers, bikers and anyone that appreciates quiet, the open air and access to beautiful scenery. Located on The Annandale Way and Southern Upland Way, and with many riverside and other walks, Moffat became Scotland's first 'Walkers' Town, but is also a popular centre for bikers and touring motorcyclists.
Moffat TIC has brought together two well established businesses to ensure a wealth of experience is available to assist people - whether here for a T & P or an extended stay. Uncle Roy founded Harvest Time in Well Street - judged to be the Best Delicatessen in Scotland before establishing the multi-award-winning Uncle Roy's Comestible Concoctions that now supplies quality foods worldwide - and his complete range (all produced in Moffat) is now on offer here.
George Edward also has lots of local knowledge, having been the Moffat Postmaster for ten years, and has brought that experience along with his impressive array of cards, local crafts, souvenirs and gifts. While we wrap your gift there is even a dedicated quiet desk for you to write your postcards.
We also provide internet cafe facilities, a separate dedicated computer linking to VisitScotland and VisitMoffat, ticket booking service for films as well as amateur and professional performances that are to be seen year round at the Moffat Old Well Theatre. If you are here long enough we can send away your Dry Cleaning, and of course we can put you in touch with our local Vet, Taxi Service Doctor, Caravan Repair service or any other craftsman or service that you may need while in the area.
Naturally we provide details of local eateries, accommodation and activities with three dedicated static displays and also an electronic “What’s On?” display that will keep you updated on local attractions, special offers, activities, and menu changes. The static displays will clue you up on who offers what, where and when with full details of quantities of rooms, table, menus, special facilities etc. and we appreciate your feedback and reviews .
In addition to comprehensive leaflet displays for local and other areas, there are also displays showing detailed guides for all of the walks and of course we will print off a copy to take with you.
When you step back outside into the widest main street in the country (our High Street with two two lane roads) don’t forget to look out for the narrowest Hotel in the country (The Star Hotel), narrowest street in the country (Syme Street) and the shortest street in the country (Chapel Place)!
While you wander around watch out to the famous Ram Statue, our splendid War Memorial, and if you look up at the right time you will see the statue of Robert (The Bruce) The First of Scotland leaning casually on his sword atop a rooftop in Well Street.
Details of other local attractions and our history can be found at www.visitmoffat.co.uk