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  • Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail 2019


     

    Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail 2019

    For 2019, the Kirkcudbright Art & Crafts Trail is from Friday 2nd August until Monday 5th August.

    Details will be added soon.

    The 2019 Trail will be the 16th year this popular event has been held. (more…)

     
     
  • Boswell Book Festival 2020


    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.

     

    Bestselling authors put the art of confessional memoir and biography-writing on show in the glorious setting of Dumfries House, southwest Scotland.

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

     

    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.

     

     

     

     

     
     
  • The Autumn Kist


    The Autumn Kist

     

     

    Organised by Wigtown Festival Company, ‘The Kist’ events take place 3 times a year, Spring, Summer and Autumn.

    The Autumn Kist takes place during the Book Festival from Friday 27th September until Sunday 6th October with loads of fabulous businesses on show

     
     
  • Wigtown Book Festival 2019


    County Buildings and marquee during Wigtown Book Festival

     

    Whether you visit the festival every year or this is your first time, we wish you the warmest of Galloway welcomes.

    Take a look at Lucy Cartwright’s beautiful cover illustration, and you will find words in the fields, pages in the trees and questions sprouting from the ground. It perfectly embodies this year’s Wigtown Book Festival.

    Words flourish in few places as they do in Scotland’s National Book Town. So much of the culture and history of this beautiful part of south-west Scotland is written in its landscape, a central theme of 2019. And we hope that the seeds that we plant in our children’s and young people’s programmes will grow over the years to come.

    As ever, our sincere thanks to everyone who has made this year’s festival possible – generous sponsors, dedicated funders and, especially, our volunteers. You have done so much to nourish us all year. We hope you enjoy the harvest.

    https://www.wigtownbookfestival.com/programme/

    Wigtown Book Festival 2019 is the 21st 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…)

     
     
  • Spring Fling 2020


    Spring Fling 2020

    Saturday 23rd – Monday 25th May

     

     

    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.

    2020 sees the 18th anniversary of Spring Fling in Dumfries & Galloway!!

    Saturday 23rd – Monday 25th May

    https://www.facebook.com/springflingopenstudios/

    Have a look at the Spring Fling 2015 Video

     
     
  • Kirkcudbright Festival of Light


    Kirkcudbright Festival of Light 2019

    Come to Kirkcudbright in October for Kirkcudbright Festival of Light.

    Kirkcudbright Festival of Light is 10 days of performances. art installations and illuminated experiences

    Find out all about this amazing event in Kirkcudbright, South West Scotland by visiting their website on the link button below.

    Kirkcudbright is also on the newly launched road route – South West Coastal 300. Why not combine your festival experience with exploring some of this delightful new route?

     
     
  • Big Burns Supper 2020


     

    January 24th 2020 to February 2nd 2020

     

     

     

    Probably the largest Burns Supper Event in Scotland or beyond – 12 days, many venues and a Burns Night Carnival with a cast of over 5,000!

    One of the mail attractions for 2019 was none other than K T Tunstall!

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

    For all the details, visit BigBurnsSupper.com now!

     
     
  • Kirkcudbright Events 2019 by Visit Kirkcudbright


    Kirkcudbright has a busy schedule of events throughout the 2019 season.

    MARCH

    Kirkcudbright Farmers and Producers Market @ Town Centre

    Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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    APRIL

    Vintage Fair @ Parish Hall

    Apr 20 and 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Farmers and Producers Market @ Town Centre

    Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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    MAY

    Kirkcudbright Spring Plant Fair @ Harbour Square Car Park

    May 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Car Boot Sale @ Harbour Square Car Park

    May 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Academy Half Marathon @ Kirkcudbright Academy

    May 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Farmers and Producers Market @ Town Centre

    May 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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    JUNE   

    Kirkcudbright Car Boot Sale @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Historic Walks @ Leaves Tourist Information Centre

    Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival @ Various

    Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 11:59 pm
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    Art and Crafts Trail Taster @ Harbour Cottage Gallery

    Jun 17 – 22 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Historic Walks @ Leaves Tourist Information Centre

    Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    Vintage Fair @ Parish Hall

    Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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    2019 Buckland Burn Up & Children’s Fun Run @ Hope Dunbar Park

    Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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    Vintage Fair @ Parish Hall

    Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Farmers and Producers Market @ Town Centre

    Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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    2019 Galloway Children’s Festival @ Soaperie Gardens

    Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Historic Walks @ Leaves Tourist Information Centre

    Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    JULY

    2019 Kirkcudbright Historic Walks @ Leaves Tourist Information Centre

    Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Historic Walks @ Leaves Tourist Information Centre

    Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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    Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band Night @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Car Boot Sale @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Historic Walks @ Leaves Tourist Information Centre

    Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Scottish Night @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Riding of the Marches @ Dee Walk, Various, Harbour Square

    Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Country Fair @ The Carse

    Jul 20 and 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Historic Walks @ Leaves Tourist Information Centre

    Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Scottish Night @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Farmers and Producers Market @ Town Centre

    Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Historic Walks @ Leaves Tourist Information Centre

    Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    AUGUST

    Kirkcudbright Scottish Night @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    Maggie’s Tour of Old Kirkcudbright @ Leaves High Street, Selkirk Arms Hotel

    Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail @ Various Locations

    Aug 2 to Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Scottish Night @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    Maggie’s Tour of Old Kirkcudbright @ Leaves High Street, Selkirk Arms Hotel

    Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    2019 Galloway reCycle Sportive
    Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Car Boot Sale @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Scottish Night @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    Maggie’s Tour of Old Kirkcudbright @ Leaves High Street, Selkirk Arms Hotel

    Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    2019 Rotary Club Fun Day Beer Tent & Barbecue @ Moat Brae

    Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Grand Parade @ Kirkcudbright

    Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Scottish Night @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    Maggie’s Tour of Old Kirkcudbright @ Leaves High Street, Selkirk Arms Hotel

    Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Tattoo & Firework Display @ St Cuthbert Street

    Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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    Vintage Fair @ Parish Hall

    Aug 24 and 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Classic Car Rally @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
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    2019 Rotary Club Duck Race @ Kirkcudbright Harbour

    Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Farmers and Producers Market @ Town Centre

    Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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    SEPTEMBER

    Kirkcudbright Car Boot Sale @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Autumn Plant Fair @ Harbour Square Car Park

    Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Farmers and Producers Market @ Town Centre

    Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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    Kirkcudbright Kite Festival @ Solway Pitches

    Sep 28 and 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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    OCTOBER

    2019 Kirkcudbright Festival of Light @ Various locations

    Oct 10 to Oct 13
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    Coffee morning – Galloway Riding for the Disabled Group @ Kirkcudbright Bowling Club

    Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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    Vintage Fair @ Parish Hall

    Oct 19- 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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    2019 Kirkcudbright Food Festival @ Various Locations

    Oct 26 – 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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    Halloween Ghost Hunt @ High Street

    Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm
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    NOVEMBER

     

    Kirkcudbright Farmers and Producers Market @ Town Centre

    Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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