CatStrand remains closed until further notice. We will update you with a reopening date as soon as new government guidance is issued.

Thankyou for your understanding.

(Subject to change re. ongoing Govt. advice)

Regular Hours from February 3rd -


WED, THURS & FRI – 11.00am-4.00pm

SAT & SUN – 11.00am-3.00pm 


We plan to return to 7 day opening during March.  

Our GCAT Arts Programme continues through January online from CatStrand at Home. 

Full print guide available now - pick one up from CatStrand or view the online version here. 

Lockdown Re Runs

Our Evening in Series is available to watch again throughout Jan/Feb - follow the links below to watch our at home concerts £8/Pay What You Can.

Listen in to our January CatStrand Arts Cast 

Our latest Arts Cast is available through the widget above. Visit our mixcloud site for all the monthly episodes and to subscribe. 

Look out for a copy of Writedown - the work of local writers responding to lockdown in the Galloway Glens on sale now at local outlets for £7.


Why not order a copy by post (£2 P&P) from CatStrand by calling 01644 420 374 during opening hours or filling in this order form and emailing to  or posting to Reception, CatStrand High St New Galloway DG7 3RN.. 

Click the image to download an order form.

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Glenkens Community Transport

Galloway Community Transport is operating the following (within the Scottish Government’s COVID19 guidance):

GK2 registered service, Wednesday evenings, Glenkens to Castle Douglas (Tesco) return

517/505 Kirkcudbright-Brighouse-Borgue and Kirkcudbright-Dundrennan, weekdays

Patient transport service (in partnership with Scottish Ambulance Service and D&G Community Transport Public Social Partnership)

We anticipate resuming school services (Dalry School and Kirkcudbright Academy) when the schools reopen (scheduled for 11 August) but currently it is uncertain when our other services (regular services to Newton Stewart, Ayr, Carlisle, member hires, excursions and MiDAS training) will start again.

Please see our website ( for updates.

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CatStrand            Opening Hours
High Street                  Mon - Fri
New Galloway          10am - 5pm
Castle Douglas       Sat        Sun
DG7 3RN               10 - 4     11 - 4


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