Booktown Bunkhouse

Machars Action are delighted to have been awarded a contract to manage the Booktown Bunkhouse in Wigtown on behalf of the Wigtown and Bladnoch Community Initiative. Rooms can be booked through the website: and cost £48 per night for double occupancy or £30 for single occupancy.

Machars Observer Issue 3

Printing and production of the third issue of the machars observer is now under-way. To read the Observer online, please click here

Machars Observer issue 2

Printing issue 2 of the Machars Observer today ready for distribution over the next few days. To see a digital copy please click here.  

Machars Observer

The launch of the Machars Observer took place on Wednesday 29th June. The launch was not without difficulties as the print run was halted when the printer ran out of toner – a lesson learned for next time! The first edition was/is being distributed round Wigtown and will be available […]

Re-organisation of Shop

We are planning a make-over of the shop for the tourist season. We can offer shop space to local artists and makers to display their wares and will sell them on their behalf in return for a small commission to cover our costs. We already sell Mindful Soap and ‘Roon […]

Support Officer (Kirkcowan Community Development Trust)

Title of Post: Support Officer (Kirkcowan Community Development Trust) Machars Action is seeking to appoint a Support Officer who will deal with the Administrative work of Kirkcowan Community Development Trust. Duties will include: Production of quarterly Trust Newsletters and other publications. Assist with Winter Fuel applications Assist with Trust Grant […]

Sensory Garden Opening

All welcome to come along to the official opening of our new Sensory Garden (behind Machars Action shop at 26 South Main Street, Wigtown) on Friday 17th September at 4.30pm.   The ribbon will be cut by Grace, winner of our design-a-flower competition.  Her winning design, along with some of the […]

Treasure Trails – Wigtown – Now on Sale £9.99

Treasure Trails – Wigtown – now available at Machars Action. £9.99 for a fun detective trail suitable for all the family, aged 6 to 106. A 2 hour walk round Wigtown with clues to solve. Once you have collected all the evidence go online and report your conclusions – all […]

Sensory garden update

We are making good progress with the new Sensory Garden and are currently on course to open the garden at the end of August/begining of September. Thanks to Dabhand Gardens, Bobby Hughan, Rembrandt Timber, J B Costley, Tommy McCullough, Galloway Heathers, W J McGowan, Arts Inc and the Community Payback […]

New sign for Machars Action

We are delighted with the new sign for Machars Action which brightens up our shop front! Thanks to WBS signs for making and erecting it.