The CatStrand is a contemporary arts & visitor centre in New Galloway. The centre features a year round programme of performing arts, music and film, art exhibitions, cafe and art & craft shop. It offers a wide range of social events, workshops and classes for locals and visitors plus conference facilities available to hire for business and training. The CatStrand is a resource of information on local heritage, what to do and where to stay in the area. It also offers free public internet access.
The building is heated by a wood pellet boiler and has been called “Scotland’s Greenest Arts Venue”. Since opening in autumn 2007 The CatStrand has achieved a number of successes including; Leader Award for Champions of Culture 2007, Forward Scotland Champions for Sustainable Communities Award 2008 Finalist and Scottish Thistle Awards 2009 Finalist in Innovation.
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