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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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  • Annandale Distillery 2021

    Annandale Distillery 2021   Enjoy a guided tour at our beautiful distillery, taking in the fascinating past with a glimpse into our future. Learn about our unique distillation process, and be among the first to taste our Man O’ Words and Man O’ Sword – our Single Cask, Single Malt Scotch whiskies – together with […]

  • Ballantrae Festival of Food and Drink June 2021

    A two day event in 2021 the Ballantrae Festival of Food and Drink will be held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June 2021     So join us to celebrate amazing local and regional quality food and drink. There will be something for all the family We’ll keep you posted.

  • 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 […]

  • 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

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

  • Drumlanrig Offroad Motorsport Festival 2021

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  • Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival 2021

    Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival   Coronavirus Information     2020 Main Event in May Cancelled Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival has made the difficult decision to cancel May’s main event after advice from the Scottish and UK Governments on the current Coronavirus crisis.     Arts Festival  21st May – 30th May 2021 Arts Live […]

  • Dumfries Show 2021

    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

    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 […]

  • Kirkcudbright Events 2020 by Visit Kirkcudbright

    Kirkcudbright has a busy schedule of events throughout the 2020 season. Covid-19 (Coronavirus) It is with great regret that following some discussion and advice from local and national governing bodies, Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities have currently decided to suspend all events until the end of July due to the ongoing concerns owing to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). This […]

  • Kirkcudbright Festival of Light

    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 – […]

  • Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival 2020 Cancelled

      Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival 2020 Cancelled due to Coronavirus   In the current circumstances, the Trustees of Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival have no choice but to cancel this year’s festival, scheduled for 11th -14th June. Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival is a well-established annual event and we are sorry to take this action but it would be irresponsible […]

  • Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities 2021

    Country Fair July 17th and July 18th 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 […]

  • 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 Folk Festival May 2021

    Moniaive folk festival parade

    Moniaive Folk Festival It is with a heavy heart that we’re officially announcing that Moniaive Folk Festival will unfortunately be cancelled this year 2020 in accordance with the Scottish Government’s request for all events over 500 people to be cancelled…we feel we have no option. We thank you for your understanding at this time. Dates […]

  • Moniaive Michaelmass Bluegrass Festival 2021

    Moniaive Michaelmass Bluegrass Festival 2021   September 24th-26th 2021 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 a whole lot […]

  • Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2021

    newton stewart traditional music festival

    NEW DATE Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2021   It is with a very heavy heart indeed,  that we announce the cancellation of this year’s event. 2020 We have been regularly monitoring the information and advice from the NHS, Scottish and UK governments and, as difficult as that has been at […]

  • Portpatrick Folk Festival 2020 Cancelled

    Portpatrick Folk Festival sessions

    Portpatrick Folk Festival  2020 – Cancelled   PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLK FESTIVAL FOR 2020 Has NOW BEEN CANCELLED The ever popular Portpatrick Folk Festival was due to take place on the first weekend in September 4th to the 6th 2020.

  • Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Week 2021

    raft race portpatrick

      Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Week August 1st – August 7th 2021   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 […]

  • Spectacular Jousting

    Spectacular Jousting

    Caerlaverock Castle once again hosts this Spectacular Jousting tournament this July.

  • Spring Fling 2021

    Spring Fling 2021 New Dates and schedule to be announced soon     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 […]

  • Stranraer Oyster Festival 2021

    The Fourth Stranraer Oyster Festival 10th – 12th September 2021         To celebrate the annual harvesting of Loch Ryan`s unique Scottish Native Oysters, Stranraer Oyster Festival takes place in September. They’re sought after by chefs around the world but until fairly recently Scotland’s only wild, native oyster fishery, hidden beneath the crystal […]

  • 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 2021

    The Eden Festival 2021 June 11th – 13th 2021 It is with a very heavy heart that we have had to cancel Eden Festival 2020 due to Covid-19. We have looked at moving the event until later in the year but the current situation is just too unpredictable.   The Eden Festival is a truly […]

  • The Gallery at Laurieston

    Unfortunately we are closed at the moment due to Government Restrictions We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able.  

  • The Swallow Theatre 2021 On Line

    The Swallow Theatre 2021 The Archive Season We are delighted to welcome you to The Swallow Theatre online archive season. We are planning to release a different show every two weeks and they will be available to view for around 10 days. We hope that you enjoy them and please do tell your friends about […]

  • 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 2020 On Line

    County Buildings and marquee during Wigtown Book Festival

      Wigtown Book Festival 2020 ‘Resilient’ Wigtown Book Festival to go online The next Wigtown Book Festival will take place online, organisers announced today (15 May). Maintaining its pre-announced dates (25 Sept – 4 Oct), the 2020 festival will have two main themes: Resilience and Connection. Creative director Adrian Turpin said: “A key aim this year […]

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