Palnackie is a thriving small village on the estuary of the River Urr that is working hard to make sure the community retains all the essential services it needs.
The Village Shop and Flounders Community Cafe are community owned and also provide a base for the Post Office twice a week.
There is a small rural school and a village hall while The Glenisle Inn provides food, drink and a warm welcome to locals and visitors.
TP Niven – a large haulier – has its base in Palnackie. The original village grew round The Port and several small businesses still operate beside the attractive small harbour. It is also the home berth for tall ship La Malouine.
The Old Mill and North Glen Glassworks operate businesses in the village. On the edge of the village other major employers are Barlochan Care Home and Barlochan Caravan Site.