In Dumfries & Galloway we like to have fun. And why not? We want you to feel good about, well, everything. So, whether it is high art or walking, food or jazz or books or kids or country and western or poetry or sailing or singing or Robert Burns or biking or running or rallying or mining or weaving or gardening or cycling or tree-felling or baking or growing or dancing or star-gazing or bird watching … there’s always something fun to do for everyone of any age.
Portpatrick Folk Festival 2014 starts on Friday September 5. Portpatrick Folk Festival is one of the highlights of the holiday season in Portpatrick and is popular with visitor and locals alike.
The festival kicks off on Friday evening with a piper on Dorn Rock in the harbour. There is a family ceilidh in the Village Hall on Friday evening and on Saturday night there is a more formal concert in Portpatrick Village Hall. There are many informal sessions to join in or listen to throughout weekend – inside and outside the pubs. All are made very welcome. (more…)
Church Services in Dumfries and Galloway
The Scottish Episcopal Church
Please use the links below to find the location and times of services.
Directory of Churches in the Diocese of Glasgow
Dumfries – St John the Evangelist
Eastriggs- St John the Evangelist
Gatehouse of Fleet – St Mary’s
Gretna – All Saints
Kirkcudbright – Greyfriars
Lockerbie – All Saints
Moffat – St John the Evangelist
New Galloway – St Margaret
Portpatrick – St Ninian’s
Stranraer – St John the Evangelist
The Belted Galloway in Newton Stewart is much more than a cafe. It is also a restaurant, bar, gift shop and am information centre for tourists. (more…)
Extraordinary cuisine to be found on Dalbeattie High Street in Ava’s Restaurant at the Ship Inn! Beautifully presented British food, created using local produce sourced from nearby allotments. (more…)
Tasty Bites provides freshly filled sandwiches, baguettes, pannini etc
Located on the main road in the centre of the village.
Whithorn in the Machars Peninsula of Dumfries & Galloway was and still is best known for its connections with St Columba and as Scotland`s Cradle of Chrisitanity. In recent years, the creative side of Whithorn has emerged. (more…)
The cafe at Kirroughtee is within a magnificent purpose built Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre at Kirroughtree in Galloway Forest park between Newton Stewart and Creetown was opened in 2014. The cafe is run by Cream o’ Galloway. (more…)
The restaurant caters to a wide variety of tastes including local beef, lamb, seafood and vegetarian dishes. (more…)
The Merrick is probably the best known and most popular of the Galloway Hills. (more…)
Auchencairn is an attractive village of whitewashed stone cottages, mainly dating from the early 17th century. It is located on the heritage coastline of the Solway Estuary, a National Scenic Area of unspoiled hills, cliffs, islands, bays and beaches known locally as the Scottish Riviera. (more…)