New spa facility at Cairndale Hotel

Jobs boost for new spa facility at Cairndale Hotel

Following an award of almost £400,000 from South of Scotland Enterprise, the family-owned and run Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries has announced a major transformation project. 

The £2million renovation will see the existing leisure club replaced with a luxury spa for day guests, overnight visitors and those seeking a wellness retreat.

What benefits for local area will new spa facility provide?
  • Generate additional income in excess of £12million over ten years for the local economy through the creation new destination tourist attraction for both visitors and local people to use and enjoy.
  • The investment will result in 16 new jobs
  • The transformation project will be taken forward with a Net Zero focus, such as enhanced heating system to reduce carbon emissions, use of air sourced heat pumps and LED lighting.

The new facility will make space for new spa treatment rooms, relaxation areas and a spa cafe. The spa will aim to significantly elevate the wellness experience offered by the hotel to serve day spa guests from the local community as well as attracting tourists to the region.

Work begins on Monday 8 January 2024 with plans to launch the Cairndale Spa to visitors in spring.

Cairndale Hotel Director Matthew Wallace Jr, said:

“We are fortunate enough to be surrounded by a vast amount of outstanding natural beauty and we aim to embrace that within our expanded offering, working in partnership with other local businesses and suppliers.”

Professor Russel Griggs, Chair of SOSE added: 

“The South of Scotland is a fantastic tourism location and we want to ensure we continue to improve the excellent facilities we have on offer for visitors.

“Projects such as the one being taken forward at the Cairndale Hotel will do that, providing additional income for wider Dumfries area, as well as new employment. It also builds on the visitor facilities already available in the town.

“In addition, the Cairndale Hotel investment ties into the soon-to-be-launched South of Scotland Responsible Tourism Strategy, which aims to deliver the best for our visitors, our businesses, our people, our communities and our environment.”