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This Community Website has been set up to provide an insight into Carsphairn and its surrounding area - and as an information point for the local community and visitors alike.

Please look into the Menu at the side for a comprehensive list of news, events, information and contacts.

The Parish of Carsphairn is around 100 square miles in size, and currently has a population of around 200 people.


The village itself is on the main A713 road between Ayr and Castle Douglas.


The Post Code for the centre of the parish, ie the village, is DG7 3TQ.


In the village  there is a Shop with Tea Room and attractive Tea Garden, Primary School, Church, Village Hall, a Community Garden and Heritage Centre.


The parish is situated on the sloping side of that mountainous ridge which separates Kirkcudbrightshire from Ayrshire, and has a southern exposure.


We are part of the UNESCO Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and sit on the edge of Galloway Forest Park.


On the north it is bounded by the parishes of Dalmellington and New Cumnock;  on the east, by the parish of St John's Town of Dalry;  on the south by Kells and on the west and southwest by the parishes of Straiton and Minnigaff.



This area is a beautiful wild landscape much frequented by those who wish to see wildlife and the hills.