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  • Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Week 2018

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    Lifeboat Week is one of the highlights in Portpatrick. For 2018 it starts on Sunday 29 July.

    The week long celebrations provide ideal entertainment for holiday makers and villagers alike. (more…)

  • Langholm Common Riding 2018

    Langholm, “The Muckle Toon” has seen tradition upheld for over 250 years with the Annual Langholm Common Riding which takes place every year on the last Friday in July.

    This year sees The Common Riding on Friday July 27th 2018

    The event starts at 5am with the flute band parading the town and draws to a conclusion (after an exciting day of events and festivities) at 9.30pm when the Cornet hands back the Town Standard in front of the town hall.


    For more information please look at the Langholm Initiative Website

  • Galloway Country Fair 2018


    18th & 19th August 2018

    10am-6pm Saturday
    10am-5pm Sunday 

    Join us for the award-winning Galloway Country Fair 2018, set in the grounds of the stunning Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway.

    An annual two-day event, the Fair brings together food and drink, country sports, entertainment, children’s activities and much, much more. It’s a true celebration of everything that countryside living has to offer with something for all ages to enjoy.

    We look forward to welcoming you in August 2018.




  • Skiffieworlds 2019 Loch Ryan Stranraer

    Stranraer is to host Skiffieworlds-  the third World Championship for the St Ayles Skiff Class (coastal rowing boat). The first event was in Ullapool in 2013, Strangford Lough in 2016 and now Stranraer St Ayles Skiff Project are to host in 2019!

    Skiffieworlds is the World Championship for this type of boat and over 1000 competitors are expected in Stranraer. Participants in previous event travelled from as far afield as Australia and New Zealand and many points inbetween.

    Loch Ryan is a large, sheltered sea loch on the coast of the Irish Sea and will make an ideal location for this major event.

  • Historic Environment Scotland 2018

    Historic Environment Scotland

    JULY 2018


    MacLellan’s Castle

    Late Night Openings

    Tuesdays and Thursdays in July 2018

    Open until 8pm, last entry 7.30pm

    Join us to enjoy MacLellan’s Castle at twilight.

     You don’t need to book, just plan your visit and pay on arrival.

    Caerlaverock Castle

    Late Night Openings

    Tuesdays and Thursdays in July 2018

    Open until 8pm, last entry 7.30pm

    Join us to enjoy Caerlaverock Castle at twilight. 

    You don’t need to book, just plan your visit and pay on arrival.


    Caerlaverock Castle

    Spectacular Jousting

    Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July

    12.30pm – 4.30pm

    [Dumfries, UK. July 30, 2017] Action from the Spectacular Jousting hosted by Historic Environment Scotland at Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries & Galloway. (c) ALASTAIR ROSS | Novantae Photography

    After the success of last years event, Caerlaverock Castle is once again set to host this spectacular jousting tournament. Get ready to cheer on your favourite as the chivalric knights ready their noble steeds.

    Adult £12
    Concession £10
    Child £7
    Family Ticket 1- 1 Adult + 2 Children- £26
    Family Ticket 2- 2 Adults + 2 Children- £37
    Family Ticket 3- 2 Adults +3 Children- £44
    Free for members’

    Book online and in advance for a 10% discount. For more information call 0131 668 8885 or email


  • Castle Douglas Harvest Food Festival 2017

    IMG_1063A celebration of Local Food and Drink in Castle Douglas – September 2017

  • The Swallow Theatre 2018

    The Swallow Theatre 2018


    July 2018


    The Kaiser and I

    Saturday 7 July : 7.30pm

    Sunday 8 July : 7.30pm

    Tickets : £13.50

    Friends’ Early Bird Price : £12.50
    when booked at least 28 days in advance

    The Kaiser and I
    Berlin, 1914. The war is about to start and the music has to stop.
    Dominic Goodwin & Cal Stockbridge


    Shakespeare In The Garden : As You Like It

    Friday 27 July : 6.30pm

    Saturday 28 July : 6.30pm

    Adult : £10

    Child : £6

    Friends’ Early Bird Price : £9

    One of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies.
    This performance will be held on the front lawn – bring a picnic and enjoy an early evening show suitable for all the family.

    Suitable for all the family. Under 6’s free.

    August 2018


    Vaughan in a Trunk : My Life On Stage

    Friday 31 August : 7.30pm

    Tickets : £10

    Price includes a drink on arrival – foyer, bar and gardens open from 6.30pm


    September 2018


    Old Bags & Bitches : The Life Of A Contralto

    Saturday 8 September : 7.30pm

    Tickets : £13.50

    Friends’ Early Bird Price : £12.50

    Susan Moore and Russell Hepplewhite explore the contralto repertoire in songs, opera and musical theatre.


    The Budapest Café Orchestra

    Monday 17 September : 7.30pm

    Tickets : £14.00

    The amazing talented and entertaining quartet who are The Budapest Café Orchestra are coming back for a third time!

    Gulliver Returns

    Saturday 22 September : 7.30pm

    Sunday 23 September : 7.30pm

    Tickets : £14.50

    Dawn State Theatre Company (The Man Who Would Be King – 2016) presents a new play inspired by Jonathan Swift’s savage masterpiece.


    The Time Machine

    Monday 24 September : 7.30pm

    Tuesday 25 September : 7.30pm

    Tickets : £14.50

    A new and radical interpretation of the HG Wells’ classic ‘The Time Machine’.  Actor Stephen Cunningham stars in this critically aclaimed one-man show.


    The Power Behind The Crone

    Wednesday 26 September : 7.30pm

    Thursday 27 September : 7.30pm

    Tickets : £12.50

    ‘There are no good parts in Shakespeare for older women’ – disproved in this comic one-woman tour de force.


    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Friday 28 September : 7.30pm

    Saturday 29 September : 7.30pm

    Tickets : £13.50

    Oscar Wilde’s haunting story of evil, debauchery and scandal, inventively adapted with a powerful original soundtrack.

    October 2018


    The Giant Killers

    Saturday 20 October : 7.30pm

    Sunday 21 October : 7.30pm

    Tickets : £13.50

    Friends’ Early Bird Price : £12.50
    when booked at least 28 days in advance

    The inspiring true story of football’s greatest ever underdogs.


    November 2018



    Monday 19 November : 7.30pm

    Tickets : £12.50

    Friends’ Early Bird Price : £11.50
    when booked at least 28 days in advance

    By popular request, this country blues and old-style rock and roll singer/guitarist/raconteur returns!

    December 2018


    A Christmas Carol

    Monday 10 December : 7.30pm

    Tuesday 11 December : 7.30pm

    Tickets : £14.50

    Friends’ Early Bird Price : £13.50
    when booked at least 28 days in advance

    Dickens’ mystical Christmas fable brought to life – a perfect Christmas treat!


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  • Kirkcudbright Events 2018 by Visit Kirkcudbright

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


    25 March          Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market


    30 Mar/1Apr   Village Fair

    22 April             Kirkcudbright Farmer & Producers Market


    6    May              Kirkcudbright Annual Plant Fair

    13 May               Kircudbright Car Boot Sale

    26 May               Half Marathon & Beeches Run

    27 May               Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market


    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


    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


    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


    9 September    Car Boot Sale

    15 September  Autumn Plant Fair

    30 September  Farmers & Producers Market


    20-21 Oct         Vintage Fair

    27-28 Oct         Kirkcudbright Food Festival

    31 Oct                Halloween Ghost Walk


    25 Nov              Farmers & Producers Market



  • What’s On

    The link gives a list of the main events that are happening in Dumfries & Galloway over the coming months.

    What’s on in Dumfries & Galloway 

  • Mull of Galloway International Heritage Weekend 2018

    Mull of Galloway

    International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend (ILHW) intends to raise the profile of lighthouses, lightvessels and other navigational aids, promoting our maritime heritage.

    This years event is 18th and 19th August 2018

    ILHW coincides with International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, which was founded by the Ayr Amateur Radio Group with the aim of radio operators transmitting from lighthouses around the globe.

    • Climb the Lighthouse and visit the Exhibition
    • Presentations
    • Chat with our former Lighthouse Keeper & meet a Commissioner from Northern Lighthouse Board
    • Family event
    • Free to attend
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