Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Dumfries and Galloway

Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

Campaigners fought an application for a large Tesco in the small town of Castle Douglas in the Dumfries and Galloway region. Despite Castle Douglas' status as a 'Food Town,' a designation intended to promote and link-up the town's farming, tourism and independent retail, campaigners could not halt the Tesco application.

1. Background
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Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway


In October 2011 a planning application for houses on the site of the old creamery showed that half the area could be used for a retail store. At a public meeting residents agreed to lobby the council to keep the land on the banks of the River Dee zoned for industrial use in the hope jobs can be created. Kirkcudbright Chamber of Commerce, which organised the meeting, is leading the... Read More