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This service links into the pages of individual amenities (Churches, Clubs, Societies and Local Services) within Moffat and the surrounding area. Amenities are listed by their type.
Note to Amenities Listed Here :
The Amenities Page is a free listing for organisations and establishments providing a non-profit-making service or amenity to the people and area of Moffat. Free minipages similar to those of the Moffat Business Index will be provided to organisations fulfilling the Amenities criteria.
If you wish to embolden an entry, add more information to it, or order a site or page to be linked to an entry, e-mail Richard Edkins the webmaster, or call 01556-690567 for more information.
Moffat Art Exhibition : 10th August - 25th August 2007
St. John's Church, Episcopalian :
St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church
: Mansfield Place, Moffat.
St. Mary's Church, United Free Church of Scotland :
Academy Road, Moffat.
Kirkpatrick Juxta Parish Church, Church of Scotland
: Beattock, Moffat.
Moffat Museum : Old bakehouse (oven still there) converted to a fascinating
two-storey museum with many interesting exhibits on local life from the mid-1800s onwards. A good
audiovisual talk on the town. Well worth a visit.
Moffat Pipe Band : Of pre-war origins, this
respected Pipe Band was formed in its present state in 1952. It plays at local, national and
international events. Available for hire at events. New Members always welcome.
Moffat Youth Theatre : Formed in 1983, this voluntary charity aims to develop
social and personal skills in young people. Regular drama workshops offered for 5 - 25 years,
designed to increase young peoples' confidence, culminating in performances 2 or 3 times each
year. There is a professional summer school and theatre each August run by professional
Upper Annandale Dramatic Society : Housed in the Old Well Theatre, a
renovated church building in Old Well Road. Stages regular performances during the year.
The Upper Annandale Dramatic Society started in 1947. They purchased the old hall of the
United Reformed Church, and obtained £ 400,000 Lottery grant for renovation and frontage
Moffat & District Community Council : Locally elected representative
group voicing Moffat's interests to the unitary authority, Dumfries
and Galloway Council. For more information, contact :-
Moffat Mountain Rescue Team : A volunteer group that has given great
service throughout the Border hills in time of need. Highly respected for their work during
the 1988 Lockerbie Air Disaster. Contributions to its operational funds are always welcomed.
Moffat Promotions : This voluntary group organises annual events in
Moffat for visitors and local benefit. To obtain more information, please contact :-
Proudfoot Institute : Social club in Mansfield Place.
A major venue for community activities. During the First World War, the building was used as an
Auxiliary Red Cross Hospital. For more information, contact :-
Beech Grove Tennis Courts, Bowling Green & Sports Barn : This is the permanent venue of the annual South of Scotland Tennis Tournament. The extensive facilities are a boon to Moffat town as well as to the nearby Moffat Academy.
Station Park : A remarkably beautiful municipal park with boating lake, gardens and trees. The flowerbeds of this Park contributed largely to the town winning the Britain In Bloom award in 1996. The Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding Memorial is a feature of the Park. A water-feature - 'Moffatasia' - is very popular with children.
Drs. Gillies and Crosby : 6-7 Church Place, Moffat DG10 9ES. Tel. : 01683-220197.
Drs. G.L. McEwan and A. S. Sharkey : The Surgery, High Street, Moffat DG10 9JP. Tel. : 01683-220062. Fax : 01683-220453.
Fire Station : This new building in Holm Road houses the short-base fire appliance developed for local roads. The Station is staffed by local part-time Retained Firemen, applications for this duty being to a very high standard. Crew from this station responded with praiseworthy effort to the needs of the 1988 Lockerbie Air Disaster.
Police Station : To the rear of the Town Hall. Replaces old building in Holm Street now converted to Claudio's restaurant. Whilst not continuously staffed by uniformed personnel, the Police Station provides an effective service to the local community. The Community Policeman is Constable Ian Marshall.
War Memorial : The men of Moffat have fought for their country in two World Wars and many smaller conflicts. Those who died in the First and Second World Wars are remembered by the War Memorial at the southern end of the central area of the High Street. The illustration shows the 1998 Remembrance Sunday.
Town Hall, Moffat : Neo-Classical 18th Century Pump Rooms and Assembly Halls of the Spa, later converted to a Town Hall and extended. Houses the local Library, with a good lending and reference collection for local interest. Rooms within the Town Hall are available for hire by community organisations. There is a large hall with a stage.
The Public Toilets at the rear of the Town Hall are worthy of mention as the staff keep them in excellent order and take great pride in their work. The Visitors' Book is a record of customer satisfaction.
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