Focus Group Meeting- the impact of the pandemic on the economy and community of Newton Stewart

Focus group meeting about the impact of the pandemic on the economy and community of Newton Stewart

Friday 5th May, Newton Stewart Centre (The Hut), Church Street, from 10am.

Did you know that lots of people have moved to Newton Stewart, and Dumfries & Galloway more generally, since the onset of the covid-19 pandemic three years ago. Why is Newton Stewart such an attractive place to relocate to and what opportunities and possible challenges might these population changes pose for the area?

Who should attend: we are especially keen to hear the experiences and views of people who have recently moved to the area. However if you are a longer-term resident, business or other stakeholder in Newton Stewart who has experiences or opinions on this topic then please come along to this free informal event to hear more about and discuss how the economy and community in Newton Stewart has developed over the past few years.

The event is being organised by Dr David McCollum, who is a population geographer at the University of St Andrews. The meeting will involve a brief presentation from David on national and regional trends in population change, followed by a themed audience discussion about them in the context of the local Newton Stewart area.

10:00 – 10:30: Breakfast rolls, tea & coffee and informal networking

10:30-11:30: Brief presentation followed by themed audience discussion

For catering purposes and because space is limited, please rsvp to David by Friday 28th April if you plan on attending the event:

Looking forward to seeing you there


The event is finished.


05 May 2023


10:00 - 23:30


Newton Stewart Initiative Centre
Church St, Newton Stewart