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

Canonbie and District Residents Association

Scottish registered charity SC045703

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

Ongoing Activity

In September 2014 members voted to apply for charitable status and to become a Development Trust. This enables the Association to own and manage assets, and to run or support businesses on behalf of the community. A key feature of CDT status, is that any surplus generated, is reinvested in the community, in projects agreed by the membership.

Annual Accounts

To view last submitted accounts click here.


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


To viev previous meetings minutes click here.


The Association has a 5-Year Workplan, that will be reviewed and updated annually. To comment, or ask questions, contact us at the address given.


CaDRA Accounts for 2017
Mon 26th Mar 2018

CaDRA Accounts 2017

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Canonbie and District Community Action Plan
MON 19th Feb 2018


2017 ~ 2022

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Keep Scotland Beautiful litter pick
Tue 5th Apr 2016

Keep Scotland Beautiful litter pick

Second annual litter pick takes place in Canonbie

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Get Ahead get a Hat
Tue 5th Apr 2016

Get Ahead get a Hat

Hat exhibition was held in the church on Easter Monday

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Tarras Landslip
Mon 8th Feb 2016

Tarras Landslip

B6318 road closed at Tarras due to landslip

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Computers at Canonbie
FRI 14th Aug 2015

Computers at Canonbie

A recent report suggests that Dumfries & Galloway has the highest proportion of adults who have never used the Internet (29%- Ofcom 2014), and that a majority of over -75s had not used the Internet in the past 3 months.

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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.

By joining, local people are kept informed and have an opportunity to comment on issues that may affect them, and to have their views taken into account

How to Join

Click on the link below to download an application. You can either e-mail, or post the completed form to the address given, or hand in at Canonbie Post Office.

How to Get Involved

The Association is involved in a range of community projects, to benefit the area. If you have a specific interest, why not consider volunteering?

Get in touch with the Association to find out what projects are current, or to suggest ideas for future projects.

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