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Our address:

SHAX, Merrick House, Bankend Road, The Crichton, Dumfries DG1 4TA

Email for general enquiries –

Email for support referrals –

Phone: 01387 245358 (Weekdays 9.30 – 4.00)

Open to the public Monday to Friday 9.30 – 4.00

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Getting Here


For people unable to drive, the No 5 bus runs from Great King street, Dumfries town centre to the Crichton/Merrick House. The bus goes right past the premises and there is a sheltered bus stop right outside the building. Since we are on the University bus route, the No 5 is about every 15 to 20 minutes.

If you’re driving, take the second exit on the right past the Easterbrook Hall – see sign below – and SHAX is just down the hill.