The Crichton Campus
Located on the outskirts of Dumfries, South West Scotland, the diversity and innovative nature of the Campus makes it unique a centre of learning.
Dumfries and Galloway College, University of Glasgow, University of West of Scotland, Open University, Crichton Carbon Centre and Scottish Agricultural College all have a presence on the Crichton Campus and offer a wide range of learning opportunities. The Crichton Foundation has its office in Browne House on the Campus.
The Crichton Estate
In addition to the educational resources, the site has a business park, the Easterbrook Hall a conference and events centre, the Aston Hotel and the Crichton Memorial Church which is a popular venue for graduations and weddings.
The attractive sandstone buildings and outstanding grounds are part of a proud heritage and represent a public asset to be enjoyed by the whole community while the universities, colleges and other private and public sector occupants of the site make a vital contribution to the economy of Dumfries town and the region.
Originally endowed by Elizabeth Crichton, the site was purchased by Dumfries & Galloway Council from the Health Board. Since 1996 it has been transformed into today’s University and College Campus fulfilling the wishes of the original legacy of Elizabeth Crichton.
Based on or in relation to the Crichton Campus, current projects include a research institute to focus on rural issues including health and wellbeing, Dumfries Learning Town’s Schools Innovation Initiative and a low carbon housing development (PDF).
There are plans for a Research Institute to be established at the Campus to focus on rural issues including Health and Wellbeing.
Dumfries & Galloway Council has launched plans to streamline educational opportunities through “Dumfries Learning Town’s Schools Innovation Initiative” which could see an Upper Secondary School for Dumfries established to feed the Campus.
The Ladyfield site to the west of the Crichton is also to be developed as an innovative model of low carbon housing supported by the Sustainable Communities Initiative.
Find out more about the future of the campus and its relationship to the Dumfries and Galloway region through the Dumfries & Galloway Regional Economic Strategy (PDF), Dumfries South Access Strategy (PDF) and the Local Development Plan.