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Parkgate
Parkgate shown within Dumfries and Galloway
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUMFRIES
Postcode district DG1
Dialling code 01387
Police Dumfries and Galloway
Fire Dumfries and Galloway
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Scottish Parliament
  • Dumfries
List of places
UK
Scotland
Coordinates: 55°10′23″N 3°32′38″W / 55.173°N 3.544°W / 55.173; -3.544

Parkgate is a small village in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The village centre is located just to the east of the A701 approximately 8 miles (13 km) north of Dumfries and a few miles east of the Forest of Ae. There is a small primary school located one mile to the east of the village.

Parkgate formerly had a Post Office and an inn, the Ae Inn, both of which are now closed. The village is situated in the former parish of Kirkmichael, and Kirkmichael Church is about one mile to the west. Services continue to be held in the Church, albeit not every week. The village is home to two main businesses: Clark Engineering, an engineering business focused on the forestry sector, and James Glen, Motor Engineers. In addition, immediately to the east of the village is the former Barony College, now Barony Campus, one of four campuses comprising Scotland's Rural College ("SRUC").

The village is served by buses which run between Dumfries, Moffat and Glasgow. The bus service from Dumfries to Edinburgh via Moffat also serves the village.


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