Castle Douglas has created Meet The Street for visitors and locals to get to know the faces behind the shops on their local high street. King Street’s independent retailers and restaurants are encouraged to create experiences, workshops and promotional evenings for customers, allowing them to see produce being made, get involved in wine tasting, or even try out their butchery skills. Ongoing, Meet The Street encourages businesses to take part in civic events like Harvest Festival, in-house tastings and taking their business out onto the street. Another event planned to maintain the community spirit is Ladies Day, with hairdressers, beauticians, restaurants, dress shops and restaurants all coming together. Meet The Street’s future goals include linking King Street’s businesses on social media so they can grow even further, and ensuring King Street is accessible to those with disabilities.