The Royal Burgh of Lochmaben is a small town in the southwest of Scotland, 4 miles west of Lockerbie and 8 miles east of Dumfries.
It has a population of around 3000 and is conveniently situated for major road and rail networks. As the name suggests there are three small lochs edging the town, which give great opportunity for enjoying wild life, sailing & fishing.
Lochmaben has a long and interesting recorded history from the time of Robert the Bruce, with a number of notable residents. The town enjoys a good variety of sporting and social activities throughout the year. These include an 18 hole golf course that welcomes visitors, a bowling club, tennis club, sailing club and a number of youth and amateur football teams. Coarse fishing is available on all three lochs. The town is also a good centre for walkers, with eight miles of scenic paths around the town. For cyclists, there is a large network of quiet minor roads linking Lochmaben to adjoining towns and villages, and the town is close to the popular Seven Stanes mountain bike centres at Ae forest and Mabie forest . The Lochmaben Centre and the Church Hall caters for a number of indoor activities with active groups from toddlers to senior citizens. Other activities include a local pipe band, who are always looking for new talent, curling clubs, a bridge club and a very active Church Guild. In Templand, a small village two miles to the north, activities centre on the village hall. Check the Activities page and What's on page for more information about activities in Lochmaben.
Acommodation for visitors to the town is available in the form of hotels, bed and breakfast accommodation and two caravan sites for touring caravans. See the Accommodation page for more information about accommodation in Lochmaben.
Other town facilities include a number of shops, a bank with an ATM which does not charge, a post office, a chemist, branch library, public houses, cafes, and take-away food shops. Lochmaben also has a community centre, primary and nursery school, a church, doctors’ practice and a small geriatric hospital
There are a number of businesses based in Lochmaben engaged in all aspects of the building industry, small scale manufacturing, and professional services.
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