Annan High Street

Small Businesses Grant Scheme

Annan & DG12 Small Businesses Grant Scheme

The Annan & DG12 Small Businesses Grant Scheme funded through Magnox and delivered by Dumfries and Galloway Council offers a discretionary grant of up to £5,000 to SMEs within Annan & DG12 post code area.

The purpose of the grant is to support and stimulate the local economy and assist with the generation of employment thus ensuring long term business sustainability. The grant will apply flexibility in respect of types of investment however the expenditure must be clearly communicated in the application and cashflow forecast.

Dumfries and Galloway Council will contribution a maximum grant of 50% of the eligible project costs. This level of funding is specific to each application and will take into account individual considerations. The grant will not be eligible to use as a match for other public funding.

Eligible Projects

  • Marketing and E-business initiatives to increase sales out with the area and/or attract additional visitors to the area. This can include the design and production of promotional material, investment in E-business projects or bespoke solutions. IT hardware, in any guise will only be eligible as part of a broader E-business development.
  • Procurement of manufacturing and other equipment as part of business improvement and expansion planning. (Routine replacement or repair will not be eligible for support.)
  • Business premises and facilities improvement including expansion as part of business development plans. Premises used solely as residential will not be eligible for support.
  • Selection and procurement of specialist consultancy and training – this will exclude meeting regulatory or legislative requirements.
  • Improvements to supply and production processes.
  • Working capital expenditure including running costs, staff costs and purchase of stock is not eligible

If you would like further information please email

Our Headless Haaf Netter Statue

Well we should have all seen the local paper and the story of the headless haaf netter – if not we at the Community Council are looking to gauge the feelings of the townspeople regarding the statue at the roundabout on the way into Tesco.

The statue was commissioned and gifted to the town by Tesco when it opened its store the problem we have now is the head has been stolen and been the subject of a Police enquiry which although ongoing some people think its an eyesore others don’t notice it now.

We would like you to have your say and you can do so on our facebook page,

(a) Take it down and store it until funds become available for a replacement head .( estimated at around £2000.00)

(b)Take it down and scrap it and use the money for groups in the town

(c)  Leave it as it is

This post will be up for around four weeks and all reasonable replies will be taken into consideration lets all remember it was a gift to the town

Annan High Street – Repair Work

Just to update everyone the High Street Sewage pipe repair work is scheduled to be complete by the weekend apologies for the delay has been given



Calling all retailers and high street businesses. Dumfries and Galloway Council want to understand your thoughts about reopening and how we can best help your business. The survey is on this link

Please take a look at the survey your thoughts ,plans and concerns mean a lot





Annan Harbour

Annan Harbour – Survey

Community Survey on Developing Facilities at Annan Harbour

Annan Harbour Action Group is a local charity working to make Annan Harbour, and surrounding area, a place for everyone in the community to enjoy and be proud of.

The Group are applying for grant funding to buy the Ministers Merse and the historic warehouse closest to the harbour with the hope of  improving harbour management, creating new community spaces and contributing to the regeneration of the area as a whole.

But this will only happen if the community wants it, if it will benefit local people, and if it is going to be financially viable.

The Survey

Please take a few minutes to fill in this survey as your views will help to shape future development of Annan Harbour:

More Information

Visit the Annan Harbour Action Group facebook page for more information, project updates and other ways to take part:

The Royal Burgh of Annan Community Council Update

It has been decided to suspend all future Community Council meetings in Annan including the AGM until further notice.

As you are all aware the situation with the Covid – 19 virus is now well and truly around us so precautions should be taken.

I would advise everyone to heed the expert advice now given daily through the many media outlets, more locally and just as important get to know your immediate neighbours and lets look out for each other a simple phone call may be just enough for someone who has been on their own all day.

Advice and assistance can be obtained through Annan Day Centre  on 07522740840 if required


Agenda for the Royal Burgh of Annan Community Council Meeting to be held in the Firestation Standalane on Monday 9th March 2020

march agenda 2020

Please click on link

The Royal Burgh of Annan Community Council Agenda for the 10th february 2020

   Please find attached                Feb 20 agenda


Annan Town Hall 2019

Annan Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

Annan Christmas Lights Committee have, once again, organised a wonderful Christmas light switch-on for 2019.

And they have a message for the people of Annan:

“It’s not just us who light up Annan – it’s you! Bring along your lanterns, your fairy lights, your LED diddly-boppers, and those light up whirly things that you sweet-talked your folks into buying you on your last holiday. Light up your bike, your scooter, your tennis racket, your clarinet, or your favourite hat. And if you’re accompanying any children, don’t forget to light up yourselves too! “No actual flames though please!” – Elf & Safety.”

Switch-on day for 2019 is Saturday 7th December –  meet in Farmer’s Den carpark at 4pm for the procession to set off at 4.15 towards the stage.

Santa is coming too!

As part of Annan’s light switch on event, we will be welcoming Santa himself to town! He’ll be helping our Young Citizen, Devon, to switch the lights on, but he’s arriving early because he’s heard that the little people of Annan have made it onto the nice list! Well done you guys!

Bring your little people along to meet him at Mad Notions craft shop at the top of Bruce Street. He’ll be there 2 – 4pm (Sat 7th December) but please don’t leave it too late. Last year it got very busy – and though we’ll do all we can to avoid any disappointment, the big guy does need to leave at 4 to join the parade. There is no charge to meet Santa and he’s bringing a wee gift for each child. That’s right – no charge!

Events take place all day!

Merry Christmas Annan! 🎄 🚥


Find out more about Annan Christmas Lights Committee

The Royal Burgh of Annan Community Council Agenda for the 9th December held in the Firestation Standalane at 19.00 hrs

Agenda attached            Royal Burgh of Annan Community Council – – 091219 Agenda