Creebridge - Newton Stewart

Welcome to the Newton Stewart Initiative website.

Newton Stewart, ‘Gateway to the Galloway Hills’, is a small market town situated on the banks of the River Cree, in the heart of Galloway in south west Scotland. Like many rural communities in recent years, it has suffered from economic decline; job losses; cuts to funding for facilities & services; and a perceived lack of social initiative & investment. There are however many benefits and opportunities available, both in the natural environment and in the co-operative spirit of a small community, for self-improvement and revitalisation.

Newton Stewart Initiative is a community organisation with charitable status, reformed in February 2014 to regenerate our town, involving as many people and groups as possible. NSI aims to develop community facilities, support community led initiatives, business and regeneration projects, youth, arts and sports projects and any other project that benefits the community living & working in and around Newton Stewart .

It is our vision that NSI will bring together the aspirations, enthusiasm, skills and experience of the people of Newton Stewart and Minnigaff to create the vehicle of change that will see our town revitalised and turned into a town that is growing in prosperity economically as well as socially.

Join Us


  • entitles the individual to vote at the Annual General Meeting and any EGMs of Newton Stewart Initiative.
  • is only open to named individuals; however members can represent the interests of specific organisations.
  • is only open to residents living in and around Newton Stewart and Minnigaff.
  • does not involve any liability. Liability for the company‚Äôs business is the responsibility of the named Directors.

Download & Print a NSI Membership Form
Print out, fill in and return to us at:
Newton Stewart Centre, Church Street or via Inglis Decorators, Victoria Street.

Digital versions can be emailed to newtonstewartinitiative@gmail.com


Newton Stewart Initiative,
Newton Stewart Centre,
Church Street,
Newton Stewart,
DG8 6ER.
Tel: 01671 401449

Email: info@newtonstewartinitiative.net (Project Coordinator)
newtonstewartinitiative@gmail.com (Secretary)
bookings@newtonstewartinitiative.net (Newton Stewart Centre bookings)

bmx@newtonstewartinitiative.net (Development Officer)

Company Secretary / Treasurer: Charles Marshall
Chairperson: Antony Berretti
Vice Chair: David Inglis

Charity Number: SC029869
Company Number: SC201645

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