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About Moffat

A visit to Moffat will help you refresh mind, body and spirit. Whatever way you choose to relax and unwind, Moffat has something to offer, especially as the first Walkers are Welcome town in Scotland. If healthy exercise or bird watching is not your thing, choose to pamper yourself, or check out the range of independent shops.

Moffat History

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Since 1685 when Rachel Whyteford discovered the spa waters, Moffat has been a magnet for Tourists, whether to make an overnight stop on the way to the Highlands or to take a holiday here. It is amazing how many B&B owners report that visitors will tell them "we're on our way to Scotland"!!

It is a shame that this region is not better recognised for all it has to offer. It's scenery may not have quite such high mountains or be as rugged as the Highlands, but it has a beauty all its own and we would encourage you to take time to explore, especially as we are ideally placed for visits to anywhere in the south of Scotland - Solway Coast to the Borders as well as being only an hour's journey from both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The photograph above is of Moffat Museum where there are many fascinating artefacts and information regarding Moffat's history.

Examples of local events are shown below. To access the full listing with dates, times, etc., please click on Moffat Events.

Moffat Today

flower baskets on bridge end by station park

Moffat today is unique - it has FREE PARKING wherever you may choose to park, whether it be the car park at the entrance to the town, in the middle of the double High Street (do take care if you are walking - traffic goes in both directions on both sides of it) or in any of the side streets.

If, like many of us who have holidayed here and subsequently decided it would be a lovely place to live, details of activities in the Community can be found in Moffat What's On Guide. The guide details the activities of the majority of the clubs, societies, etc. in the town and also gives details of all known events at the time it goes to print at the beginning of March each year. The guide covers events during the period 1st April to 31st December. Printed copies can be obtained from outlets all around the town and the .pdf file of the What's On Guide can be downloaded.

For additional information regarding the Community, our Community website - Moffat Online - covers information about many of the town's Community activities and Let's Eat Local "does what it says on the tin" and sells locally produced organic food from the Buccleuch Arms Hotel every Thursday evening.

With very few exceptions, all our shops are independent, family owned businesses providing that extra degree of "service with a smile" that isn't necessarily found in the shops you find in every other town.

On the second Sunday of each month there is a Farmers' Market in the Town Hall selling delicious craft-produced produce and there are also some craft stalls.

Do come and find out for yourself !

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