Welcome to Auchencairn on the web!

ukmap.gifMain Street, AuchencairnAuchencairn is a traditional Scottish village consisting mainly of stone houses dating from the early 17th century. It is located on the heritage coastline of the Solway Estuary, an area of unspoiled hills, cliffs, islands, bays and beaches known locally as the Scottish Riviera.


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Often overlooked by visitors to Scotland in favour of the Highlands and Islands, the area has been described as 'Scotland in miniature' and has a great deal to offer walkers, cyclists, wildlife enthusiasts or those who just want to relax on a beach.

Auchencairn enjoys a particularly mild climate due to its coastal position and there is a lively and welcoming community that takes pride in the appearance and history of the village. Several craft and specialist businesses operate successfully here although it is predominantly a farming community.

First mentioned by name in 1305, as part of the lands of Dundrennan Abbey there is evidence that the area has been occupied for many millennia. A detailed account of the History of The Village has been included on this website. The village attained notoriety for the scale of smuggling in the days of Robert Burns, but is now more law abiding and offers a wide range of excellent accommodation and facilities for visitors together with a very warm welcome.
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Community Council Minutes for December 2014

The Community Council minutes for December 2014 can be viewed here:

Community Council Minutes

 
Your stamps wanted!

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USED STAMPS - CAN YOU HELP?

If you can be kind enough to save your used postage stamps I would be glad to have them, as they can be sold to raise funds for Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue (the Rescue Kennels at Glencaple).  All kinds of stamps are needed, from any country, even ordinary UK 2nd class ones.  Please cut or tear them from the envelope leaving a good margin of paper around the stamps - about half an inch or more.  You can give them to me or leave them with Alison at the Post Office.

Many thanks,

Marian Makins 

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Community Noticeboard

Community Noticeboard

Local information and Contacts

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New Menu at The Smugglers!

Visit The Old Smugglers Inn

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New Menu for October 2014 now available:

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"Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is the term for unfiltered and unpasteurised beer which is conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. Cask ale may also be referred to as real ale, a term coined by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)."

Derek has already been presenting some pleasent alternatives to the usual "keg" beers and lagers (Fraoch and Innis & Gunn)and is now pleased to be able to serve hand-pulled cask ale to the discerning drinker.There are 2 taps, one selling Belhaven brews and the other changing regularly from a range of Scottish, English and Welsh breweries.

More info. together with all the services provided at Auchencairn's "local" can be found at www.solwaysmugglers.co.uk


 
Hire The Murray Hall

Details of how you can hire The Murray Hall can be found here:

The Murray Hall

 
More Walks in the local area!

There are several walks in the Auchencairn area that are not documented or are not readily available in book form.

Here you will find a collection of such walks that are all within a close proximity of Auchencairn and of an easy to moderate nature that can be enjoyed by anyone of a reasonable fitness. They can be downloaded, printed, and taken with you as a guide to some wonderful scenery that remains undiscovered for many walkers. Please note: new walks will be added as and when they have been written up. * New walk added 26th May 2012 - The Tidal River Dee.

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Auchencairn History Society - New Website

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Auchencairn History Society website is now online - you can visit it here

The History Society now has its own website that will provide a direct link to its extensive archive of material relating the Auchencairn and the surrounding area.

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COFFEE MORNING AT THE OLD SMUGGLERS INN

The fortnightly informal get together will now be held in The Old Smugglers Inn, between 10.30 and 11.30 am. Why not come along and have a blether with old and perhaps some new friends. There are no meetings, no memberships and no commitments, Just come when you like.
The pub is donating £1 per person attending to the Community Car Scheme - a very well appreciated gesture.

Next Coffee Morning - Thursday 19th June 2014

 

 
Webcam online

The Auchencairn Initiative webcam is live. The new camera features better resolution and the ability for the viewer to move the camera to view 180 degrees from Torr Point to Maryport via Hestan Island

Users can also select their language from a choice of English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese!

Another benefit of the new camera is that it works with any web browser (not just Internet Explorer) and even mobile phones!

You can view the webcam here