Our HQ is located in our Studio and Creative Space at Solway House, situated within the stunning grounds of The Crichton in Dumfries, South West Scotland. It's a gorgeous light and bright space with windows on each side of the room. Originally it was the stables for The Crichton and the large arched windows were previously the entrance for the horses and carts.
The Studio | Creatives Space is fully equipped with big tables, top-of-the-range sewing machines, as well as all the tools and notions you'll need to create something beautiful and original at one of our workshops. We are situated a short distance from Dumfries town centre, and located just over an hour away from Glasgow and a hop & a skip over the border, with Carlisle around 45 minutes away.
Solway House is the large sandstone building with a clock tower. To enter our HQ, use the red door, closest to our studio its marked RECEPTION on the door, and if standing infront of the building the one on the right, see picture below.
Please ring the doorbell as the door is locked (not the one on the door but the one on the wall on right hand side of door). You'll see our studio, its the one nearest the door on the ground floor.
CAR | So how do you get here? If you are coming by car then follow signs to The Crichton. It's easiest to use the Main Entrance on the Glencaple Road. Just follow the road and then use directions to the Business Park. If you come from the other entrance by the Holiday Inn head past Easterbrook Hall then turn right, following signs for the Business Park. You'll then see signs for Solway House. When you drive pass the sign for Orchard Nursery at Eskdale House take the first left hand turning. The arrow does say straight on for Solway but you'll end up at the farm, so ignore that!
Driving around the Crichton estate can be quite confusing, SATNAV usually takes you to the wrong place. So we've included some Maps below so you can see where Solway House is located within the estate. Please do take a look as it as there's not much signal up on the grounds so its handy to save or print out the map.
There's also free electric car charging point facilities located directly across from the studio.
BUS | If you're coming by bus there is a bus stop a short walk from the studio, the Number 5 Bus service from Dumfries town centre has regular times.
There is parking right in front of the building and also plenty of parking in the car park directly opposite the building.
The Guild is situtated on the ground floor of Solway House and there is a ramp at the door. Please do get in touch if you have any access needs and we will try and accomodate.
Solway House | Crichton Business Park | Bankend Road
Dumfries | DG1 4TA
We currently do NOT have regular opening times, but are open during Workshops & Events.
CONTACT US if you’d like to visit outside these times to make an appointment.
THE GUILD (DUMFRIES) C.I.C
Registered in Scotland as a Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee
Company Number No | SC595249
Registered office | Solway House, Crichton Business Park, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TA