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In South West Scotland 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.

  • Robert Burns' Ellisland Museum and Farm


    Welcome to Ellisland Museum and Farm. From 1788-1791, Ellisland Farm was the rural home of National Bard Robert Burns. He built the house for his family. Its fabulous location by the river Nith inspired him to …

     
  • The View


    THE VIEW Port William Inshore Rescue Service has a building on the harbour green in Port William -housing a coffee and gift shop plus licensed bar -amazing views. We also have 2 Electric Car Charging Points situated …

     
  • Wigtown - Scotland's National Book Town


    wigtown town hall

    Find a great read in Scotland’s Book Town, investigate gruesome witch-drowning and Neolithic stone circles or enjoy a dram at Scotland's most southerly distillery, nearby. There are 30 book related businesses in Wigtown and our sister …

     
  • ReadingLasses


    ReadingLasses ReadingLasses is a women's bookshop where you can browse at your leisure and enjoy coffee, cake and comfy seats in our front rooms surrounded by books or lunch in our refurbished rear cafe.

     
  • The Striding Arches - Land Art in Dumfries & Galloway


    Striding Arches byDavid Baird

    The Striding Arches are a series of iconic red sandstone arches in an area of Dumfries & Galloway known as Cairnhead. Nearest village is Moniaive from where the arches can be reached by driving about 7 …

     
  • Barholm Arts and Crafts


    Barholm Arts and Crafts   BARHOLM ARTS & CRAFTS· We are a group of people (artists/craft makers/photographers) who work together to run and manage the Barholm Arts and Crafts Shop in Creetown, Dumfries & Galloway. ABOUT US - MEET …

     
  • The Mill on the Fleet


    The Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse

    The Mill on the Fleet is a restored 18th century cotton mill on the bank of the River Fleet in Gatehouse of Fleet. Now an exhibition centre The Mill on The Fleet is spread over three floors …

     
  • Gracefield Arts Centre


    The region’s art collection is stellar, one of the best in Scotland. Housed at Gracefield in Dumfries, rotating and themed exhibitions present the best in contemporary and twentieth century art. Alan Davey, Peter Howson, Ken …

     
  • The Crafty Crow


    Cafe, Craft and Gift Shop   When opportunity arises, you have to grab it with both hands...   We are bringing something different to Gatehouse of Fleet. Open to all, our cafe The Crafty Crow will be offering delicious home …

     
  • Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace


    Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace Childhood home of one of Britain’s most influential thinkers     Little did anyone know that the boy born here in 1795 would go on to become one of the most prolific writers and social commentators …

     
  • Scottish Dark Sky Observatory


    The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory occupies a fantastic hilltop site on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. This publicily accessible educational observatory has some of the darkest skies in the UK and two …

     
  • The Globe Inn


    The Globe Inn, tucked away in a narrow close off the High Street of Dumfries, will always be associated with Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard. It is one of the country's oldest hostelries, established in 1610. …

     
  • Crawick Multiverse


    Crawick Multiverse   Crawick Multiverse is a spectacular artland, visitor attraction and events venue utilising landscape art to transform a former open cast coal mine into an outdoor space that can be enjoyed by future generations. Globally-renowned landscape artist …

     
  • A’ The Airts


      A’ The Airts in the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar is a Community Arts and Crafts centre nestled in the heart of Upper Nithsdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Our fully accessible building is a hub where individuals can meet …

     
  • Clience Studio - Angela Lawrence


    Clience Studio - Angela Lawrence     Clience Studio - Angela Lawrence is a friendly artist's gallery and working studio owned by Angela Lawrence, Artist showing mainly her Scottish landscape and seascape paintings. Clience Studio is a most welcoming gallery, …

     
  • St Ninian's Tearoom, The Isle of Whithorn


    St Ninian's Tearoom The Isle of Whithorn   A small community with a big heart and a brand new Visitor Centre with Tearoom and Cinema! Also a Post Office for all your banking needs.    

     
  • Just to Say Gifts and Flowers


      Just to Say Gifts & Flowers is a small, rural independent business on the swc300 offering top quality gifts and  beautiful flowers for all occasions. All our flowers are natural and free of artifical colours and additives. Dalmellington Is nestled in amongst …

     
  • Moat Brae, Birthplace of Peter Pan


    Peter Pan stands on a tree stump and looks out across a green enchanted land

    Moat Brae is the Birthplace of Peter Pan. New Family Attraction set in the 'enchanted land' that inspired the story of Peter Pan. Discover a world of children's stories in the enchanted land that inspired the story …

     
  • Rusko Art Holidays Galloway


      Rusko Art Holidays Galloway   Stunning state-of-the-art studio set amidst the glorious Galloway countryside in South West Scotland Rusko Studio is a converted Victorian stables situated in the heart of beautiful Dumfries and Galloway offering luxury Art Holidays …

     
  • Hilltop Memorials & Public Art


    Visit prominent memorials to the great men of Galloway’s past. On Vinney Hill overlooking Gatehouse of Fleet the Rutherford Monument stands fifty-five feet high and celebrates the town’s erstwhile Minister and exile. There is a …

     
  • Mossyard Farm Pottery


    Mossyard Farm Pottery   is a new paint it yourself studio based on Mossyard Farm, a working beef and sheep farm running 110 cows and 650 sheep. With beautiful views of Fleet bay and within two minutes …

     
  • Priory Antiques


    Priory Antiques, a family run business in the heart of the historic town of Whithorn. Our aim is to provide a wide range of quality pieces including antique furniture, jewellery, glassware, ceramics, silver and paintings …

     
  • The Gallery at Laurieston


    The Gallery at Laurieston   The Gallery at Laurieston is the home of award-winning landscape and fine art photographer Phil McMenemy. Open every Sunday 10.00am - 17.00pm and at all other other times for a private viewing …

     
  • Strands


    The constantly changing range of crafts has been selected to offer a wide choice of high quality, original and handmade works with an emphasis on individuality and good value. The range of Designer made modern and …

     
  • Solway Books


    The Solway Books shop is located in the pretty harbour town of Kirkcudbright in South West Scotland, known as the Artist's town and home of many talented artists past and present. In the 20th Century …

     
  • Studio 17


    Studio 17 The Home of Happy Snail, Galloway Graphics and KGR Glass Design     Studio 17 is nestled next to Cooper Cottage, a traditional stone built Scottish house, on Isle Street in Whithorn, Never heard of Whithorn? It's a …

     
  • Wanlockhead Lead Mining Museum


    The Visitor Centre is situated in the heart of the village of Wanlockhead, which is Scotland's highest Village at 1531 ft./468.08 m. above sea level. Robert Burns had his horse shod here when it threw a …

     
  • Robert Burns House


    The simple sandstone house in which Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, spent the last years of his brilliant life. It was in this simple sandstone house in a quiet Dumfries street that Robert Burns, Scotland's national …

     
  • Burns Country Run


    The Burns Country Run is a route of 162 miles and celebrates the life of Robert Burns the National Bard of Scotland. Robert Burns, more commonly referred to as Robbie or Rabbie Burns was born in …

     
  • Beltie Books and Cafe


    Come and visit BELTIE BOOKS & Café Browse our selection of Books. Then, have a well earned leisurely cup of Coffee, tea or chocolate accompanied by a delicious cake, scone or a bowl of soup or a snack. We …

     
  • Gordon Young, 7Stanes art


    Mountain bike trails and art in the environment? You bet! Across the region, at Glentrool, Kirroughtree, Dalbeattie, Mabie, Ae, Glentress and Newcastleton forests, seven carved stones await you, created by artist Gordon Young. The Giant …

     
  • Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre


    A diverse range of films including foreign language films, low-budget independent films, documentaries, animation and short films. The Film Theatre is fully wheelchair accessible, with a disabled toilet. If you have any mobility needs or questions …

     
  • Jake Irving Ceramics and Coffee Shop


     Jake Irving Ceramics, stylish, unique & exclusive ceramics & coffee shop. Opened in Kirkcudbright in March 2018.     Jake Irving Ceramics & Coffee Shop. Unique hand built ceramics sold only in Kirkcudbright and home baked cakes and drinks. All welcome, feel …

     
  • Scotland In A Snapshot


     
  • Allan McNally Fine Art


    Watercolour paintings of South West Scotland. Allan's Studio-Gallery is set in a delightful former church that has been tastefully renovated to provide a light and airy art space. Here in this amazing space, resident artist and …

     
  • MMV Art


    Art Gallery and Short Art Courses MMV Art delivers high quality teaching and training. They blend some traditional methods with a mix of new techniques and processes. They aim to make the result an enjoyable, exciting …

     
  • Wigtown Festival Company


    County Buildings and marquee during Wigtown Book Festival

    Wigtown Festival Company runs the annual Wigtown Book Festival every autumn in Scotland's National Book Town. The 10 day festival features author talks, music, visual arts, film, and performances for the whole family. There are …

     
  • Broughton House and Garden


    Broughton House and Garden     Broughton House and Garden home of painter E.A. Hornel (a 'Glasgow Boy') from 1901 until 1933, and his sister Tizzy until her death in 1950. The house holds Hornel's pictures, vast collection …

     
  • Linda Irving Felt Artist


    Linda Irving Felt Artist   Linda Irving Felt Artist is an artist who 'paints with felt', art & wearables inspired by the sea & landscapes, natural world - Mull of Galloway, Scotland. Community teaching & Gallery space

     
  • Thomas Tosh


    Cafe, Gift shop, Gallery and Antique Centre all rolled into one - a destination shop. Well worth a visit.

     
  • Robert Burns Centre


    Award winning Visitor Centre telling story of connections between Robert Burns and the town of Dumfries. Situated in the town's eighteenth century watermill on the west bank of the River Nith, the Robert Burns Centre tells …

     
  • The Ark Gift Shop


    The Ark Gift Shop at Kippford - coastal and country style gifts with a touch of Scotland! The Ark Gift Shop is located in the scenic coastal village of Kippford on the Solway coast offering a …

     
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