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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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  • Angela Lawrence Art Exhibitions 2020

    Angela Lawrence of Clience Studio, Castle Douglas will be holding an exhibition of Oil and Watercolour Paintings in September 2020. More information can be found on her website Solo exhibition of oil and Watercolour paintings from Galloway 2nd September 2020 – 12th September 2020 Venue Harbour Cottage Gallery Castlebank Kirkcudbirght DG6 4LB Follow on […]

  • 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

      2021 Dates to be announced       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 […]

  • Boswell Book Festival 2020

    Boswell Book Festival 9th -11th October 2020   is held each year 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 […]

  • Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby 2021

    Unfortunately the 2020 Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby has had to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. The new date for next year has been chosen as July 11th and the information can be found on our Facebook page * IMPORTANT UPDATE , PLEASE SHARE * From all the team at the derby […]

  • Castle Kennedy Gardens Events 2020

      Castle Kennedy Gardens Events 2020 TEMPORARILY CLOSED   For nearly 100 years we’ve been welcoming people to our Gardens, to enjoy our unique setting and to find some peace and respite. However, the welfare of our Friends, visitors and staff must always come first. That’s why, in the light of coronavirus, we are temporarily […]

  • 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 Market Festival 2020

    A monthly micro festival in the historic market town of Dumfries on the 2nd Saturday. Showcasing makers, creatives, food & drink producers from the region & beyond. Plus entertainment, live music, workshops & fun for all the family from 10-4pm.

  • 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   It is with regret and huge disappointment that we confirm the cancellation of the Galloway Country Fair 2020, due to be held on 22nd and 23rd August. This will be a disappointment to our visitors, traders and sponsors, […]

  • 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 Exhibitions 2020

    TWO EXCEPTIONAL EXHIBITIONS & ART SALES IN KIRKCUDBRIGHT RIGHT NOW   John Byrne & Ron Sandford at Harbour Cottage Galleries Presented by Fine Art Society Ltd. Edinburgh 15-30 August 2020 Ewan McClure SOLO at Kirkcudbright Galleries 18 August – October 2020 Ewan McClure SOLO EXHIBITION from Tuesday 18th August is dazzling ! Tickets: Information: Emily […]

  • Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities 2021

    Country Fair July 17th and July 18th 2021

  • Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2020

        Due to the current circumstances, Knockengorroch Festival is postponed until 10-13 September 2020 and tickets are now ON SALE for this event. We have our venue, license, core crew and have secured many of our headliners.  We’ll be announcing those over the next few days, but expect a bill as close as possible to […]

  • Langholm Common Riding 2020

    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 31st  2020 The Trustees and Members of Langholm Common Riding issue the following statement as a result […]

  • Logan Botanic Garden 2020

      Logan Botanic Garden    Unfortunately, all events, exhibitions and short courses at the Gardens are currently suspended. We will update our What’s On and Learn sections with further details when that changes. Thank you for your continued support during this period of uncertainty. We will continue to review the situation on a daily basis […]

  • Moffat Walking Weekend 2021

    Moffat’s very own walking weekend. Save the date. April 16th, 17th, and 18th 2021     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 16/17/18 April 2021 and will take in some […]

  • 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 2020 Rescheduled

    Spring Fling 2020 New Dates     We are delighted to announce information for the postponed Spring Fling Open Studios 2020, which will take place from 5-12 October 2020. It will be largely online, however, any studios that can open will do so following government guidance with a focus on local audiences. We will be […]

  • 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 2020 On Line

    The Swallow Theatre 2020 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 […]

  • Threave Garden and Estate 2020

    NTS Threave Garden and Estate Open Monday 6th July Advance Booking: Threave Garden 6 Jul 2020 – 20 Jul 2020 Paid Event | Book online As we all know, there is still a threat from COVID-19 and that means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep you and our staff safe when […]

  • WalkFest Newton Stewart 2020 Cancelled

    Cancelled   WalkFest Newton Stewart ‘Gateway to the Galloway Hills’ The 18th Newton Stewart Walking Festival will take place between Friday 8th and Thursday 14th May 2020. We have left all the details of our last festival on the website to give you a taste of what is to come. Galloway 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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