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Castle Douglas has had a settlement for many centuries, although until the end of the 1700s it was known as Carlingwark. From the early 1600s the town benefitted from being on the route of the military road built by James VI/I to to support the plantation of Ulster. Carlingwark became Castle Douglas in 1792 after Sir William Douglas laid out a new village on the site of the old. Today’s street plan has changed little over the past two centuries. It is rectilinear in form, comprising three long parallel streets linked by cross streets. The main street is King Street, with to its east Queen Street. A clue to the original purpose of Castle Douglas can be found in the name of the third parallel street: Cotton Street.
Castle Douglas was established as a centre for the hand spinning of cotton, as one of the industries introduced by Sir William. For a time the plan succeeded, but in the long term there was no way Castle Douglas could compete with industrialised cotton spinning in huge water-powered mills like those at established seven years before Castle Douglas itself. But if the town did not succeed as a centre for cotton spinning, it certainly did in other ways. Later roads, up to and including the current A75, tended to follow the general route of the first military road. The evidence of the importance to the town of the through traffic across south west Scotland is clear from the presence of a number of large hotels whose origins obviously lay in the coaching days of the early 1800s. The railway came to Castle Douglas in 1859, only to disappear along with many other rural lines in 1965. But throughout the period Castle Douglas’s role grew as the largest market town for a considerable distance in any direction. Evidence of this can be seen from the Auction Mart towards the east end of the town. The typical hexagonal market building built in 1900 is accompanied by extensive stock yards indicating the scale of activity here.
The most outstanding feature on King Street is the large octagonal clock tower built in 1935 on the site of an earlier town house and steeple which had burned down. A short distance along Abercrombie Street from the clock tower is the town hall dating back to 1863, while nearby is the RC Church of St John the Evangelist, built in 1868. This is one of five churches in Castle Douglas, including the Parish Church in Queen Street and the nearby former Parish Church, converted to a theatre in 1992. Castle Douglas is increasingly seen as a base for those touring South West Scotland. It is centrally located in a part of the country which always turns out to be larger than expected. It also has a couple of outstanding visitor attractions in its own right. Just to the south west of the town are Threave Gardens, run by the National Trust for Scotland; while a mile or so further west is Historic Scotland’s Threave Castle, spectacularly located on an island in the River Dee, and which features so strongly in Douglas history. Less well known, is the Douglas Mausoleum, also just outside the town.
We will collect the scrap car from Castle Douglas or the surrounding area and dispose of it through our nationwide network of 23 fully licensed Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) Sites who will scrap your car in line with End of Life (ELV) Legislation, and provide you with a Certificate of Destruction which we file online with the DVLA. So you can rest assured your car has been scrapped legally.
For a hassle free fast way to scrap your car in Castle Douglas please complete the fields in the form to the right and we will provide an instant online scrap car price with the choice to accept and arrange scrapping or decline our scrap car offer.
Should you have any queries, then please contact a member of our team on Freephone: 0800 111 4995 or 01226 770306 to discuss your scrap car collection and what cash payment you will receive, or alternatively contact us and let us know your scrap a car for cash query.
Raw2K ATF sites utilise the advised environmental disposal methods/process as per ELV/ATF Guidelines and legislation.
Raw2Ks operations are focused upon lowering our waste and increasing recycling, therefore providing us with a controlled and reduced sustainability impact wherever possible. A scrap car is much greener than an abandoned car and the owner is paid cash for scrapping their car.
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