Slow britain

Updates and Errors

Information contained in all guidebooks inevitably changes over time. Below are updated details listed by page number. Also included here are details of any errors which have crept in, preceded by the word 'Oops!'.



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P32 - the telephone number for Gretna iCentre has changed to 01461 335208. Also, a new TIC has opened on Moffat High Street, 9 The High Street, Moffat DG10 9HF, phone: 01683 221210


P35 & 37 - Carole's Milkbar is now closed and reopened as a retro / 2nd hand shop


P36 - Black Bull Inn has reopened - food, accommodation, music and Burns connections


P39 Chariots of Fire – Sadly Amanda Saville passed away during 2016. The work of Chariots of Fire continues led by her husband, John.


P49 Dalton Pottery – Now closed and reopened as a gin distillery (open to the public)


P58 Del Amitri restaurant has now moved from Annan to Powfoot. The Powfoot Hotel, Annan DG12 5PN, 01461 70030,



Chapter 2. NITHSDALE

P86 Wanlockhead – ‘Hidden Treasures’ brand has been dropped. It’s now just the Museum of Lead Mining.


P97 - Moniaive – The chocolate shop has moved too Thornhill.


p123 -  Drummuir Farm Cafe & Ice Cream Parlour, Clarencefield Road, Collin, Dumfries, DG1 4PX, 01387 750 599,,


p129 - Bainloch Deer Park, Laggan Woodlands, Sandyhills, Dalbeattie DG5 4NZ, visits by booking only - phone 07768 900641



Dumfries - The cafe Scrumptious has opened up in the old wine cellars  of the Rugmans Hall on Whitesands offering an interesting and resonably priced menu.


P109 Dumfries – Home Restaurant, 66 Whitesands, DG1 2RS; 01387 262296


P117 Dumfries – Hullabaloo Restaurant will close September 2017




P143 Earth’s Crust Bakery – Has relocated to Castle Douglas. 36-38 St. Andrews Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1EN. tel: 01556 502506.


p157 - The Ark Gift Shop and Deli, Kippford, DG5 4LN;


P158 Gatehouse of Fleet – A Lasting Legacy. Anthony Wolffe sadly passed away in February 2016.


P172 The David Coultard Museum – Has relocated to The Cocoabean Factory


P182 Dundrennan – The Crown & Anchor Tearoom and B&B has opened just opposite the Dundrennan Abbey ruins.


p184 Borgue - Senwick Alpaca Trekking.


Chapter 5. MACHARS & MOORS

p189 - the Visit Scotland Info Centre in Newton Stewart is now closed.


P194 Wigtown – Craft Hotel & Restaurant, 30 South Main Street, DG8 9HG; 01988 403 236;


P200 Whithorn – Iron Age roundhouse reconstructed by the Whithorn Trust inspired by the 2500-year-old remains found at nearby Monreith



Chapter 6. THE RHINS

P224 Stranraer – Driftwood Café in Agnew Park, DG9 7JZ; 01776 706361