Hello and welcome to the Ferry News: a place to find out about the village of Creetown, it’s events and attractions. We hope that you’ll visit Creetown soon!
The beautiful village of Creetown is situated at the foot of the Galloway Forest Park, on the banks of the river Cree in Dumfries and Galloway, south west Scotland. In the 1600s Creetown was known as the ‘Ferrytoon O’ Cree’, as boats used to pass across the river between Creetown and Wigtown on the other side of the bay.
A local newsletter was produced during WWII by local community members and was sent to each man and woman from Kirkmabreck parish serving in the war. It was called the Ferry News Letter, issued quarterly and was reinstated by Creetown Initiative in 2007 to continue to communicate local news to community members. For more information about Creetown Initiative, please go to About Us.
Creetown Initiative is the driving force behind the Ferry News Letter. It provides a means of keeping residents informed about the projects being developed in the village and is also a platform for other groups to tell people about their activities. Please go to Ferry News Letter to see back issues of the Ferry News.
Creetown is centrally located in Galloway, with direct access to the Galloway hills, miles of walking and cycle trails, Balloch Community Woodland and the Solway coast. Our village also boasts a fantastic array of visitor attractions right on our doorstep, including the Gem Rock Museum, Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, Wigtown Scotland’s Book Town, Cream O’ Galloway, Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory, Laggan Outdoor Centre, Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park and the Whithorn Visitor Experience (Cradle of Christianity).