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  • 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 

  • The Swallow Theatre 2021


    The Swallow Theatre 2021

    Covid 19 Update

    It is very encouraging that Scotland like rest of the UK is gradually and safely opening up from the latest lockdown. It is good to see the numbers of new cases falling, that much of the population has been or is in the process of being vaccinated and that there are glimpses of normality returning after what has been a very challenging and tough year for many people.

    Here at The Swallow Theatre we are looking forward to restarting what we love doing most, which is bringing some of the UK’s best small-scale theatre and music to this corner of southwest Scotland.

    The current situation is that theatres in Scotland can reopen on 17 May with 2 metre social distancing.  At the moment there is no indication of when this distance rule may reduce which makes it financially unviable to use the theatre.

    But we have a large garden !

    We are delighted to announce that this summer we’ll be putting on series of outdoor shows on the front lawn.  We have designed an outdoor space using a cluster of semi-open marquees which will be theatrical, festive and a great venue for plays and music over the summer months.

    We do though have a reopening plan for a limited season of outdoor events in the garden starting in the summer.

    Exciting News

    Enjoy live performance once again at Scotland’s smallest theatre.

    We are reopening in July.

    The First Date For Your Diary

    We are very excited to announce that our first live performances in 16 months will be happening on Monday 5 July and Tuesday 6 July 2021 when the wonderful Hotbuckle Productions will present their adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s  Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

    Hotbuckle often work outdoors, and their cast of four and trademark style of presenting classic novels with wit, sensitivity, inventive set design and live music is always a treat to see.

    Tickets will go on sale firstly to people who had booked for this show when it was due to be here last year, then to Friends of The Swallow Theatre then to our newsletter subscribers and the general public.

    Details about the show will be published very soon.

    The theatre roof is about to be replaced but it’s not too late to get involved.

  • Logan Botanic Garden 2021


    Logan Botanic Garden 2021

    Saturday 1st May 10am to June 30th
    Logan Botanic Garden
    Tuesday 11th May 10.30

    Sunday 23rd May 10.00am

    Scotland’s Gardens Open Day

    Free Logan Botanic Garden
    Tuesday 8th June 10.30
    Logan Botanic Garden
    Tuesday 22nd June 10.30
    Logan Botanic Garden
    Thursday 1st July 10.00 to 15th August
    Logan Botanic Garden
  • Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Week 2021 Cancelled

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    Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Week



    To all our friends and faithful supporters….

    I’m sure this will not come as a surprise to any of you but unfortunately we are having to cancel Lifeboat Week 2020 due to the current circumstances within the UK.

    We hope you all remain safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you all next year from August 1st to August 7th 2021

    Portpatrick Crew and Committee.

    #StayHomeSaveLives #RNLI #AlwaysOnCall


  • Galloway Country Fair 2021 Cancelled

    Galloway Country Fair




    21st & 22nd August 2021



    The team at Drumlanrig are passionate about the Fair and hope to welcome you back on 21st and 22nd August in 2021.


    Join us for the award-winning Galloway Country Fair 2021, set in the grounds of the stunning Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway.

    Galloway Country Fair is an annual two day event held on the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway.

    Taking place on 21st and 22nd August 2021  

    The event is a celebration of rural life and brings together food and drink, country sports, entertainment, rural crafts, children’s activities and much, much more to ensure an outstanding day for every member of the family. For more information contact 01848 331 555 or email

    We look forward to welcoming you in August 2021




  • Langholm Common Riding 2021

    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 30th  2021


    The event usually 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

  • Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities 2021

    Country Fair

    July 17th and July 18th 2021

  • Dumfries Show 2021 Cancelled

    Dumfries Show

    First held in 1962, following the amalgamation of the Dumfries and Lockerbie agricultural shows, Dumfries Show is an old established agricultural society and is now considered to be the largest one day show in the country.

    It is a traditional agricultural show held on the first Saturday in August each year. Dumfries, being primarily a livestock producing area, prides itself on the quality of the livestock on display, with the quality of dairy, beef and sheep sections second to none.

    There is a very large and growing horse section with an extensive array of different classes. It has BSJA affiliation and is a qualifier for Blair Atholl.

    The show has an enthusiastic goat section, including milking trials.

    There are also sections for the home and garden industries, stick making, a large craft fair, a food festival with cookery theatre,  a very popular and growing cheese competition which is the only one in Scotland outside the Highland Show and a young farmers section as well as a huge array of stands throughout the showfield.

    We aim to put on an entertaining, educational show in a safe environment for all the family whether they be involved in farming or not.

    Come and enjoy a great day out in 2022 when hopefully it will be safe to do so.

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