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Arts, Books and Craft Festivals

  • Creative Whithorn Arts and Crafts Trail 2017


    A weekend of events, demonstrations, displays and exhibitions in Whithorn.

    Whithorn Arts & Crafts Trail for 2017 is on 22 -23rd July. (more…)

     
     
  • Boswell Book Festival 2018


    Boswell Book Festival is held each May in Dumfries House, Cumnock. The Festival is named after James Boswell, a writer from Ayrshire who is regarded as being the inventor of modern biography.

    Authors featured by Boswell Book Festival in the past have included Sally Magnusson, Kate Adie, Bill Paterson, John Byrne and many more.

    The main festival for 2018 will feature appearances by Dame Judi Dench, Matthew Parris, Andrew O’Hagan, Neal Ascherson, Maggie O’Farrell, Judy Murray, Finlay Wilson, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Mary & Giles from Googlebox, Anthony Horowitz, Alexander McCall Smith, Sally Magnusson, Michael Heath and Jackie Kay and many others besides!

    In addition to the main event, there will be a Boswell Children`s Festival too.

    Please check the programme for Boswell Book Festival for full details

    Robert Burns was a great admirer of James Boswell. Boswell was perhaps best known for being the biographer of Samuel Johnson and also wrote an account of a Tour to the Hebrides he made with Samuel Johnson.

    Dumfries House, in which the festival is based is a beautiful stately home and was designed by the Adams Brothers. It is home to an amazing collection of Thomas Chippendale furniture and is set in 2,000 acres in Ayrshire. The house and furniture was secured for the nation as a result of an initiative brokered by HRH Prince Charles and using £20 million of his own charitable foundation funds.

     

     

     

     

     
     
  • Spring Fling 2018


    Studios of artists, designers, photographers potters and all manner of creative crafts are on display for this magical long weekend at the end of May.
    Renowned as the most successful contemporary visual art & craft open studio event in Scotland and one of the best in the UK, Spring Fling brings around 30,000 visitors from across the world to artists’ studios in Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland each year in Spring.

    2018 sees the 16th anniversary of Spring Fling in Dumfries& Galloway!! Saturday 26th – Monday 28th May
    Have a look at the Spring Fling 2015 Video

     
     
  • Kirkcudbright Events 2018 by Visit Kirkcudbright


    Kirkcudbright has a busy schedule of events throughout the 2018 season.

    MARCH

    25 March          Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market

    APRIL

    30 Mar/1Apr   Village Fair

    22 April             Kirkcudbright Farmer & Producers Market

    MAY

    6    May              Kirkcudbright Annual Plant Fair

    13 May               Kircudbright Car Boot Sale

    26 May               Half Marathon & Beeches Run

    27 May               Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market

    JUNE   

    10 June              Kirkcudbright Car Boot Sale

    12 June              Kirkcudbright Historic Walk

    14 -17 June        Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival

    18 – 23 June      Art and Crafts Trail Taster

    19 June              Kirkcudbright Historic Walk

    23 June             Buckland Burn Up and Children`s Fun Run

    23 – 24 June     Vintage Fair

    24 June             Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market

    24 June             Galloway Childrens Festival

    26 June             Kirkcudbright Historic Walk

    JULY

    3 July                 Kirkcudbright Historic Walk

    8 July                 Car Boot Sale

    10 July               Historic Walk

    12 July               Kirkcudbright & District Pipe Band Night

    14-15 July         Kirkcudbright Country Fair

    17 July              Historic Walk

    19 July              Scottish Night

    20 July             Kirkcudbright Riding of the Marches

    22 July             Farmers and Producers Market

    24 July             Historic Walk

    26 July             Scottish Night

    31 July             Historic Walk

    AUGUST

    31 July             Historic Walk

    2 August         Scottish Night

    3 August         Maggie`s Tour of Old Kirkcudbright

    3-6 August     Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail

    9 August         Scottish Night

    10 August      Maggie`s Tour of Old Kirkcudbright

    12 August      Car Boot Sale

    16 August     Scottish Night

    17 August      Maggie`s Tour of Old Kirkcudbright

    18 August     Rotary Club Fun Day Beer Tent Barbeque

    18 August     Kirkcudbright Grand Parade

    23 August     Scottish Night

    24 August     Maggie`s Tour of Old Kirkcudbright

    25 August     Floodlit Tattoo & Firework Display

    25-26 August  Vintage Fair

    26 August     Classic Car Rally

    26 August     Rotary Club Duck Race High Tide

    26 August     Farmers& Producers Market

    SEPTEMBER

    9 September    Car Boot Sale

    15 September  Autumn Plant Fair

    30 September  Farmers & Producers Market

    OCTOBER

    20-21 Oct         Vintage Fair

    27-28 Oct         Kirkcudbright Food Festival

    31 Oct                Halloween Ghost Walk

    NOVEMBER

    25 Nov              Farmers & Producers Market

     

     

     
     
  • Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail 2018


     

     

    For 2018, the Kirkcudbright Art & Crafts Trail is from Friday 3 August until Monday 6th August.

    Details will be added soon – in 2015 the trail had 101 venues and over 200 participants. The 2018 Trail will be the 15th year this popular event has been held. (more…)

     
     
  • Wigtown Book Festival 2018


    County Buildings and marquee during Wigtown Book Festival

    Wigtown Book Festival 2018 is a milestone brings the 20th annual festival.  Over 200 events for all ages including literature,  music, film, theatre, arts and crafts. The 10 day Wigtown Book Festival is based in and around Scotlands Book Town and grows in popularity and size every year. Another great reason to holiday in South West Scotland. (more…)

     
     
  • Big Burns Supper 2018


    Probably the largest Burns Supper Event in Scotland or beyond – 10 days, 20 venues and a Burns Night Carnival with a cast of over 5,000!

    Not one to miss – entertainment includes cabaret, comedy, music and poetry.

     
     
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