I am very happy to announce that a new editor has come forward to take The Green Handbook through 2018 and beyond. The New Year 2018 issue will be the last one edited by me.
Su Palmer-Jones

The Green Handbook for South West Scotland gives you:

  • a Directory of where to find organic food, health products, eco-products, martial arts, meditation, personal growth, sustainable crafts, green businesses.
  • Therapists A list of of alternative & complementary therapists with a brief description of each therapy.
  • a Diary of groups, courses, workshops and events.

catboxThe Green Handbook for South West Scotland is distributed free all over Dumfries & Galloway, from Sanquhar to Wigtown, from Stanraer to Gretna Green. See To get a copy.


The Green Handbook comes out four times a year, see publication dates. Along with its Directory, Diary, and Therapists list, The Green Handbook carries articles on some of the therapies, services and products advertised. See our Articles page for more details.

You can advertise your service or product in the Green Handbook. Visit the Advertising page.


From Winter 1996 to Winter 2013, there was also a Cumbria’s Green Handbook. THIS HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.