Bank Of Scotland, Mobile Banking Service at The View Thursdays. 10.45 am until 12 noon:

The mobile banking service requires a satellite connection in order to operate and whilst the siting of the Bank at The View is very exposed the overriding requirement is that the vehicle is positioned where there is a signal for their satellite connection.

The concept of the mobile banking service to the Machars is a new one for the bank, and they are experiencing some teething problems, which they are asking us to bear patiently. To assist the service, the following constraints are in place:

Maximum standard cash withdrawal- £300, however a Bank customer may withdraw up to £800 if the Bank of Scotland branch in Castle Douglas is contacted 48 hours in advance.

Cash bags- a maximum of 5 bags may be deposited by a single customer; to assist efficiency, please bag the cash into the requisite quantities prior to using the service.

Doctors Surgery (Southern Machars Group Practise) Mochrum Road. Open Monday – Friday, closed Thursday afternoon. Tel 01988 700223 visit website

HEALTH EMERGENCY : dial 999 & ask for Ambulance.  

Regional Harbour Master: William Jones | Regional Harbour Master | Dumfries and Galloway Council | Kirkcudbright Harbour, Harbour Square, Kirkcudbright DG6 4HY | T: +44 (0) 1557 331135 M: 07771 678824 E: W: |

Inshore Rescue: Cannot be contacted direct. In Emergency dial 999 & ask for Coastguard. For more information on the Inshore Rescue visit their webpage.

Library, Supper Room, Maxwell Hall:: Open Monday 10.00am – 1.00pm: Tuesday 4.00 – 7,00 pm: Friday 2.00 – 5.00 pm  Internet access available.

Machars Action: New telephone number 01988 403450 or email or visit their facebook page here or their website

Maxwell Hall, Main Street: See their page MhM

Public Transport: Bus Timetables (All D&G Timetables here) Local Bus numbers 415 and 416 

Andrew Brawls: Private Hire, 8 Seater Minibus & Taxi. Brawood, Myrton Crescent, Port William. 07810872688

Swift Cars:  John, 20 St Medan, Monreith. 01988 700991 or mobile 07927843602

Waste Recycling Centre – Black’s Plantation, Whithorn: Opening Times

Monday – Friday  8.00 am  – 4.00pm
Saturday & Sunday:  12noon – 4.00pm

Please DO NOT leave items outside the gate, come back when they are open! For information about items they accept look here