Home | Councils and Committees | Community Councillors (2)
Community Councillors (2)
Your Local Elected Representatives
Rab Davidson - CommunityCouncillor
I was originally from Moniaive, was born and grew up there. When I got married in 1966 I moved to Bridge of Dee till 1971, then we moved to Dalbeattie where I have lived ever since . I have two daughters, one of whom lives in Dalbeattie and the other in Castle Douglas. I worked as a Heavy Good Vehicle Driver , firstly with M. Thom & Sons of Dalbeattie (from 1967 till 1973) and then with Caledonian in Dumfries from 1973 till 1993 when they closed. I became interested in doing something for the community I lived in, and was elected to Dalbeattie to the community Council in 2002 . My hopes for Dalbeattie are to see it prosper again. When we first came to live here it was a prosperous town until the industries declined, and I would like to be part of bringing Dalbeattie back to its former success. My interests include playing carpet bowls and gardening for the elderly. Previously I also did relief driving for Dalbeattie Day Centre.
Telephone: 01556 612031.
Keith Dickie - Vice Chair
Born in Dumfries some years ago to Dalbeattie Parents (Port Street & Cemetery Cottage), my first four years were spent in the village of Ae, where my father worked for the Forestry Commission. Educated at Dalbeattie Primary and High School (when it only went up to 4th year), I progressed to Kirkcudbright Academy 6th year. First job was with the Clydesdale Bank, Dalbeattie, and after moving to Maxwelltown, then Buccleugh Street, Dumfries branches (all no longer there), I was placed on the relief staff, before transferring to New Galloway (again closed - it wasn't my fault!). Saw the light one day and joined and served with Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary for 30 years in Newton Strewart, Lockerbie (Traffic Dept), St John's Town of Dalry (moved to another building on a part time basis after I left, - again, not my fault) Dalbeattie, and Newton Stewart before ending up back in Dalbeattie for the Millenium. As Dalbeattie is the largest town in the Stewartry, I would like to see it recognised as such and not as a subordinate to other Stewartry towns, who, through no fault of their own, appear to be favoured. For my sins I am currently the Secretrary/temp Treasurer for Dalbeattie Civic Daze, and have been part of the organisation and running of the Fun Quiz at the Kings Arms Hotel for the past 10 years.
Amanda Macaulay- Community Councillor
I was born in the town of Lanark in1965 and spent my first 13 years there, where my parents ran the Clydsedale Hotel. In 1978 my parents decided to take the plunge and buy their own hotel,. After a lot of searching they settled on the Kings Arms Hotel right in the centre of Dalbeattie and since then I have spent nearly all my life working and living right in the centre of Dalbeattie. The town I first came to was a vibrant busy industrial town supporting a healthy High Street and a genuine feeling of a warm welcoming community. Sadly over the years the town has suffered,as have many other small communities, from the loss of nearly all its industries and with that have disappeared many small local shops and the stong sense of community that the town once had. I joined the Community Council because I believe that Dalbeattie is a wonderful and much under appreciated town with a lot more to offer than some would have us believe. With the disappearance of so many of our local industries [and we must accept the fact that sort of industry will probably never return] the town must look to new ways of attracting new investments in different areas. I hope that Dalbeattie can re-invent itself and take our place as the Capital of the Solway Coast, using the town's best natural assets to attract more people to our town. After all there is no finer looking, better situated town in the Stewarty. But this won’t happen without the support of the townspeople and this means that we have to do more than just complain, we have to be vocal and be prepared to help ourselves. It is a common complaint that nothing is ever done for Dalbeattie, well perhaps we should start doing for ourselves.