canonbie and district
Canonbie from the air
Hollows Tower near Canonbie
Canonbie Church in winter

About Canonbie and district

Canonbie is a dispersed rural community in the South of Scotland, (Pop.1500 approx) very close to the English border..

As well as the village of Canonbie itself, (Pop.450) a pretty village on the banks of the Border Esk river, with playing fields, bowling green, and tennis courts, a busy village hall, and an active and attractive church, the local area includes a number of smaller settlements, including Claygate, Hollows, Harelaw, Rowanburn, Glenzier, and Chapelknowe.

Canonbie is in an advantageous location within an attractive rural setting, yet close to major transport routes and urban centres. It is an attractive location for young families, commuters and retirees, and has supported traditional rural pursuits such as fishing , shooting and walking

About Canonbie and district Residents Association

Canonbie and District Residents Association

A major Community Planning Appraisal in 2013, funded by Dumfries & Galloway Council and NHS, recommended the setting up of a new constituted community organisation for Canonbie. The Residents Association initially grew out of community opposition to coal developments, that has led to a growing recognition of the strengths of this rural community, and a desire to celebrate and protect values of people and place. More recently the Association has joined the Development Trust Association (Scotland)

Membership of the Association is open to all local residents of Canonbie & District, aged 16 and over. (Co-terminous with Community Council boundaries.)

Membership is free, and you need do nothing further, although we encourage members to get involved, and make a positive contribution

The Association holds quartery Public Meetings. (Please see events page for details) Although open to all local residents, only members can vote- So if you live in the area, why not join us?

You can contact the Association on, or c/o Byreburnfoot House, Canonbie DG14 0XB

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