Afternoon Tea Fundraiser

Sunday 4th June at the Vault Arts Centre. Either 1-2pm or 2.30-3.30pm. £8 per adult, £4 per child.

Come and join us for a selection of delicious sandwiches, savouries and homemade baking. Hosted by Newton Tootlers in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Managing Pain with Yoga

Learn how to use a mix of yoga, relaxation, breathing and meditation to help manage your pain, with Yoga Scotland & Certified Vishoka Meditation Teacher, Shona MacLeod. Free 6 week course supported by DG Voice.

To book a place please contact or call/text 07897 876181.

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


Newton Stewart Flood Protection Scheme Community Engagement

On Wednesday 19th April there is a drop in at McMillan Hall for anyone who wants to pop along and find out about the Newton Stewart Flood Protection Scheme.


Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland will again be running their ‘Newton Stewart Natter’ group at the Belted Galloway from 11-12.30pm on Thursday 13th of April.

The group is open to those experiencing memory loss, those living with dementia and friends and family. You do not need to have a diagnosis of dementia to attend the group.


Dust off your dabbers and help Newton Tootlers raise funds for Cancer Research. Friday 21st April from 7pm at Central Bar, Victoria Street, Newton Stewart

Easter Family Fun Day

We are holding a Family Easter Fun Day on Saturday April 1st from 1-4pm. We have lots of activities lined up for the family and under 11’s. We will be having an easter egg hunt, Douglas the Clown, music, a raffle, easter crafts, bouncy castle and Galloway Hillbillies will be there with the BMX’s.
We will be decorating eggs too, so please bring your own hard boiled eggs with you to create patterns, faces or decorate how you feel.
We are also having a picnic. You can book your kids picnic lunch box below or ring 01671 401449, please book by midnight Tuesday 28th March…/1SxX3QVaUwDZ6u6lxvw291xB…/edit
To find Douglas Park head here, use this link
Between 5.30-7pm we will be having an Easter BBQ for those aged 11 and over. There will be music, rounders, football and a quiz.
This event is being brought to you by Newton Stewart Initiative, Youthwork DG and Galloway Hillbillies. Funding provided by Holywood Trust and National Lottery Community Fund.

Newton Stewart Flower Show-Open Meeting

Are you interested in bringing back the annual flower show to Newton Stewart? We are holding an open meeting on Thursday 16th March at McMillan Hall at 730pm. All welcome.

Newton Stewart Walking Festival 2023

Often described as Scotland’s best kept secret, Galloway is a wonderfully unspoilt landscape with an endless variety of routes for walkers to enjoy. Walkfest offers around 30 routes over 7 days, with transport and guides included, as well as a programme of evening social events.

The 2023 festival will take place from Friday 12th May to Thursday 18th May.

Newton Stewart Walking Festival is run by a group of volunteers who share an enthusiasm and love for Galloway and the great walking experiences it offers.

The festival is still centred on the market town of Newton Stewart but we offer walks throughout the Galloway Hills and along the Solway Coast.

For more information head to