Gretna is a small town on the Anglo-Scottish border in Dumfries and Galloway. It became famous for weddings because of the more liberal marriage laws in Scotland, and much of the local economy is driven by the marriage industry at Gretna Green where as many as one in six Scottish weddings takes place.
Gretna is also the location of the Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, a growing development of discount factory shops. Local residents can pop across the border to Carlisle, which has a quirky city centre and several retail parks. The Solway Firth and Lake District are close at hand for outdoor activities.