Welcome to Crocketford Village Online.  Click here to contact the Crocketford Community Initiative

Crocketford Community Initiative Dumfries and Galloway
Welcome to Crocketford online
Main Street, Crocketford

Main Street, Crocketford.

Crocketford village pictured from Crocketford Hill.

Crockeford village from Crocketford Hill.

Welcome to Crocketford, a small but vibrant village community in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. 

 

We are delighted that you are visiting us online today. We would be even more pleased to welcome you to the real, rather than ‘virtual’ Crocketford we love should you decide to visit this part of Scotland on holiday or perhaps when you are passing through.

 

Either way, you’ll find our local businesses page a useful resource as it includes some great places to stay during your visit. The residents here are proud to call Crocketford home not just because our community is situated in some pretty amazing countryside, but because ours is truly a friendly village and a great place to live. 

 

The Crocketford Community Initiative was established in 2005 to take over the running of the village hall which was in a delapidated state. Our primary purpose is to ensure that this important community resource remains at the heart of our community hosting a range of functions and events for young and old alike. 

 

The hall is also available to hire. Please click here for details. 

 

If you require any further information on Crocketford, we would be delighted to hear from you. Click here to contact us.

Crocketford Community Initiative

Crocketford is also known as Nine Mile Bar

Crocketford or Nine Mile Bar as the village is also known as it is mid way between Dumfries and Castle Douglas, boasts a first class hotel, The Galloway Arms, a shop/post office, an antiques and upholstery business, Brass Tacks, a plumbing and heating business, W. Johnstone and Sons, as well as the village hall. 


The history of the village goes back many years but it did not really exist as a village before the arrival of the strange sect known as the Buchanites in 1787. Prior to that, it was simply a meeting of drove roads some coming down from Ayr and Girvan and some from Portpatrick and beyond. 


In these early days the only roads were tracks created and used by cattle, pigs and sheep being driven to market, or by the occasional rider on horse back and sometimes smugglers looking for a quick and easy way to their hideouts in the hills safe from the excise men such as Robbie Burns, our celebrated National Bard. 


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Crocketford South West Scotland is a strong community working for the good of the village

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