Visiting Kirkpatrick Fleming

Kirkpatrick Fleming is situated just off the M74, four miles north-west of Gretna and the border and thirteen miles south-east of Lockerbie.

The local hotel – the Mill Forge – is a well established wedding venue. Local B&Bs cater for additional wedding guests.

The village pub – the Station Inn –  is closed until further notice. 

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Visitors to Bruce's Cave Caravan and Camping Park enjoy the rural surroundings with walks along the River Kirtle. The historically minded can even visit the cave where Robert the Bruce is said to have seen the spider which encouraged him to 'try, try, try again'.

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Westlands Country Park on the road to Annan offers instruction in clay pigeon shooting and tasty burgers in its cafe.

Social life in the village revolves round the Victoria Hall

The church and war memorial stand a few hundred yards outside the village.

The What’s available section also lists the local shop and garage as well as the nearest chemist, doctor, library and police station.

[photo of Beth Moffat outside shop]

According to the census of 2011, the parish of Kirkpatrick Fleming has a population of around 800. A majority lives in the village and in the surrounding hamlets of Irvington and Hollee.

Hollee seen from near Irvington © Copyright Oliver Dixon and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence, http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2120194

The most important industry in the parish, apart from rural and wedding tourism, is farming, mainly dairy farming. Many supporting trades and professions are represented in the parish. Among the largest of these is a an agricultural contractor.