Gretna has a unique place in Scotlands story. Created to provide
housing and a community for the workers at a unique First World War munitions factory, the streets and
buildings of the town have come to form an important and lasting architectural legacy.
The towns design was overseen by one of the most influential town planners in early 20th-century Britain, Raymond Unwin. This webpage celebrates Gretnas architecture and looks at the planning which went into creating the town. Some of the buildings have been given listed status by Historic Scotland.
By looking at the map and video you can see some of Gretna’s most interesting buildings. By downloading our booklet the story of Gretna is told in more detail.