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South West Scotland has many beautiful villages and small towns just waiting for you to discover.

We have Scotland`s Highest Village, Scotland`s Most Southerly Village, Scotland`s Book Town, a Food Town, an Artist`s town,  scores of Coastal Villages and many more……….

All with friendly accommodation owners waiting to welcome you and help you make the most of your valuable holiday time in and around South West Scotland.

……always something to see & do!

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  • Allan McNally Fine Art 2021

    South West Coastal Painting Exhibition  

  • Annan History Town Festival 2021

    Annan History Town Festival 2021 July 17th 2021 – September 12th 2021 An action-packed programme of historical delights heralds the launch of Annan the History Town’s new Summer Festival! This exciting community-led initiative aims to celebrate the town and its rich historical tapestry, featuring artists and performers from all walks of life, united in raising […]

  • Annandale Distillery 2021

    Annandale Distillery 2021   You can still join us for a virtual Annandale Distillery ‘Dram-A-Long’, where James Rogerson (Cask & Whisky Specialist) will escort you through a selection of our most interesting whiskies. If you and your whisky friends would like to join James for a live, private Dram-A-Long, all from the comfort of your […]

  • Big Burns Supper 2021

      January 25th 2021   We have joined forces with Scotland’s much loved comic hero of 2020, Janey Godley as we go digital for 2021. Marking the festival’s 10th anniversary, Janey Godley’s Big Burns Supper is Broadcast free of charge across Big Burns Supper’s Facebook and YouTube channels, on January 25th 2021 Free to view […]

  • Boswell Book Festival 2022

    Boswell Book Festival 12-15 May 2022   The Festival is named after James Boswell, a writer from Ayrshire who is regarded as being the inventor of modern biography. Normally held at the magnificent Dumfries House, the Festival has become one of the most prestigious cultural events in Scotland and has attracted a host of writers […]

  • Cample Line 2021

    Cample Line     Laura Aldridge, sumVigour 19 June – 29 August 2021 Open Thurs-Sun, 11am-4pm by pre-booked appointment We have a drop-in hour 1-2pm on those days (no booking required) Find out more about the measures we have in place We are pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by artist Laura Aldridge: sumVigour. […]

  • Castle Douglas Bike and Food Festival 2021

      Castle Douglas Bike and Food Festival 2021   12th to 15th August 2021     Want to race on the same course as this year The Tour Series? Want to compete in a Hill Climb time trial up King Street? Want to complete a 74km Gravel Sportive around Galloway Forrest? You can do all […]

  • Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby 2022

    The Organisers of Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby are very sad to inform you all that the 2021 derby will not be running. Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby 2022   Sunday July 17th 2022 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1AB * IMPORTANT UPDATE , PLEASE SHARE * From all the team at the derby we […]

  • Doonhame Festival 2021 CANCELLED

    Dumfries & Galloway’s newest music festival, set in the stunning grounds of the Crichton Estate.

  • Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate 2021

    Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate   𝐂𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐤! We are delighted to confirm that tours of the Castle will be available this Summer! ‘Exclusive Castle Tours’ will take place on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays from the end of July to end of August. They’ are for a maximum of 6 people from 3 […]

  • Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival 2021

    Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival     Arts Festival  16th – 25th July 2021 Arts Live – Year Round   THE 2021 FESTIVAL WILL RUN FROM 16th – 25th July 2021   Our aim in 2021 is to reconnect with local artists, audiences and our performing arts network, creating lasting connections after a long and difficult […]

  • 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 […]

  • Galloway Country Fair 2021 Cancelled

    Galloway Country Fair     COUNTRY PURSUITS AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL… 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 […]

  • Girvan Boating Pond & Putting Green 2021

    Girvan Boating Pond & Putting Green Girvan Youth Trust in association with South Ayrshire Council are pleased to announce the opening of the Boating Pond and Putting Green The Boating Pond & Green will operate every Saturday & Sunday up until the Summer Holidays, it will then be open 7 days a week for the […]

  • Girvan Community Garden Events 2021

    Girvan Community Garden Gin Show Saturday July 24th and Saturday July 31st 2021        

  • Kirkcudbright Galleries 2021-2022

    The Glasgow Girls and Boys in association with @fleming_collection Saturday 5th June – Sunday 12th September 2021   We are delighted to host this years summer exhibition The Glasgow Girls and Boys in association with @fleming_collection The exhibition runs from Saturday 5th June – Sunday 12th September 2021. The gallery is open mon- sat: 10am […]

  • 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 […]

  • Living History at Caerlaverock Castle

    Spectacular Jousting

    Living History at the enchanting Caerlaverock Castle. Join the King’s knight and hear about battles during Medieval Scotland.

  • Logan Botanic Garden 2021

      Logan Botanic Garden 2021 Saturday 1st May 10am to June 30th Wildflower Art Exhibition Logan Botanic Garden Tuesday 11th May 10.30 Guided Walk: The Magic of Spring Sunday 23rd May 10.00am Scotland’s Gardens Open Day Free · Logan Botanic Garden Tuesday 8th June 10.30 Guided Walk: Never Ending Colour! Logan Botanic Garden Tuesday 22nd June 10.30 […]

  • McKechnie Institute, Girvan 2021

    British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition   at the McKechnie Institute, Girvan – on display from Saturday 10th July until Saturday 21st August 2021 Opening at the McKechnie Institute for the summer holidays is South Ayrshire’s tour slot of the British Wildlife Photographers Awards Exhibition. With over 100 fabulous images from across the UK covering portrait, […]

  • Moffat Walking Weekend 2021

    Moffat’s very own walking weekend. Save the date.   October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 2021 New revised date     The Moffat Walking Weekend will be a mix of strenuous all day hikes, free and easy strolls, family friendly walks and moderate half day jaunts. Something for everyone. The date is 1/2/3 October 2021 and […]

  • Moniaive Michaelmass Bluegrass Festival 2022

    Moniaive Michaelmass Bluegrass Festival 2022   September 23rd – 25th 2022 This is the 12th annual festival and features top class acts from Scotland, England, The Netherlands and the USA. Bluegrass, old time, americana and gospel music concerts over the weekend in beautiful Moniaive. Instrument workshops, jamming sessions on the campsite and in hotels and […]

  • Much Ado About Nothing (Outdoor Theatre) – The Crichton

    Award Winning Outdoor Theatre Company Illyria brings Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing to The Crichton Trust Claudio loves Hero, and Benedick hates Beatrice. This is just as well, because Hero loves Claudio and Beatrice hates Benedick. Everyone laughs when Don Pedro plays a trick on Benedick and Beatrice, letting each think that they are secretly […]

  • Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2022

    Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2022 8th – 10th July 2022   The Annual festival of traditional music & dance held in the picturesque towns of Newton Stewart and Minnigaff, in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival is usually held over the […]

  • Pop-up Opera (Scottish Opera) – The Crichton

    The Crichton Trust is delighted to welcome The Scottish Opera’s Pop-up Opera to Dumfries. Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale, with open-air performances brought to life by a storyteller, two singers, instrumentalists – and a sumptuous set of specially created illustrations. Immerse yourself in pint-sized versions of The […]

  • Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Week 2021 Cancelled

    raft race portpatrick

      Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Week Cancelled   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 […]

  • Raiders Gravel Galloway 2021

    Raiders Gravel Galloway is a uniquely Scottish gravel adventure in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park. Across 3 race stages riders explore the many corners of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere taking in the natural wonders, wildlife and serene outdoors.

  • Spring Fling 2021

    Spring Fling 2021 Spring Fling 2021 We’re thrilled to finally announce the first details of the Spring Fling 2021 event. In light of the ongoing pandemic, we’ve been carefully planning to ensure that this year’s event can go ahead in the safest possible way whilst still bringing that Spring Fling spirit we all love! The […]

  • Stranraer Oyster Festival 2021 CANCELLED

    The Fourth Stranraer Oyster Festival CANCELLED     The Board of Stranraer Development Trust are sorry to announce the cancellation of this year’s Stranraer Oyster Festival. “We have been working very hard behind the scenes to explore approaches that might allow our festival to return this year. We carried out a very thorough examination of […]

  • 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

  • The Eden Festival 2022

    The Eden Festival 2022 June 9th – 12th 2022   The Eden Festival is a truly energetic, vibrant and independent boutique Scottish festival showcasing fresh music, electrifying performances, varying different arts in the Dumfries & Galloway area. Set in the stunning Raehills Meadows and hosting 13 different stages, including a kids arena, circus tent, drive […]

  • The Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle (Outdoor Theatre) – The Crichton

    Award Winning Outdoor Theatre Company Illyria brings The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle to The Crichton Following the phenomenal success of 2018’s tour of The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, Illyria is delving back into Hugh Lofting’s amazing stories to bring you a brand-new musical adaptation of the Doctor’s FURTHER adventures with Jip the Dog, Dab […]

  • The Swallow Theatre 2021

    The Swallow Theatre is a restored and converted byre about 3 miles from Whithorn. Seating just 50 people, it is Scotland’s smallest theatre.

  • Threave Garden and Estate 2021

    Threave Garden and Estate 2021 Threave Gardening Show   Friday 4th – Sunday 6th June 2021   Garden show tickets available online or tickets available from visitor centre £5 per adult, children under 16 free (Prices apply for members, other admission charges don’t apply) There will be an open-air plant sale as well as other […]

  • WalkFest Newton Stewart 2021 Cancelled

    Cancelled WalkFest Newton Stewart 2021   WalkFest Newton Stewart ‘Gateway to the Galloway Hills’ Galloway is a wonderful location for walking and whether you enjoy the challenge of our true hill walking experiences or discovering our beautiful countryside and rugged coastline, there is sure to be something for everyone. Our festival is […]

  • 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 

  • Wigtown Book Festival 2021

    County Buildings and marquee during Wigtown Book Festival

      Wigtown Book Festival 2021     Whether you visit the festival every year or this is your first time, we wish you the warmest of Galloway welcomes. Wigtown Book Festival 2021 is the 23rd annual festival. Over 200 events for all ages including literature,  music, film, theatre, arts and crafts.

  • WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre 2021

    Immerse yourself in nature this summer with a range of activities out on the wild wetlands!

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