As Scotland’s only designated Food Town, Castle Douglas prides itself in its top quality, locally produced food and drink.
Castle Douglas Development Forum (CDDF) is a registered charity and community development trust, promoting togetherness, support, and inclusivity within the community. CDDF is run for and by the community, encouraging civic pride and community spirit. CDDF volunteers help to run the Heart of Galloway Visitor Centre, Castle Douglas Town Shop, Stepping Stones Food Bank and help write and deliver the Castle Douglas Journal.
CDDF is also involved in running the local Men’s Shed, and environmental action group EcoCD. These groups provide opportunities to build confidence and skills amongst the citizens of Castle Douglas so that the town can thrive, grow, and innovate.