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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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  • Big Burns Supper 2018

    Probably the largest Burns Supper Event in Scotland or beyond – 10 days, 20 venues and a Burns Night Carnival with a cast of over 5,000! Not one to miss – entertainment includes cabaret, comedy, music and poetry.

  • Castle Douglas Harvest Food Festival 2017

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

  • Creative Whithorn Arts and Crafts Trail 2017

    A weekend of events, demonstrations, displays and exhibitions in Whithorn. Whithorn Arts & Crafts Trail for 2017 is on 22 -23rd July.

  • Electric Fields Festival 2018

    Electric fields festival

    Electric Fields is described as a Scottish Boutique Music Festival. It is held at Drumlanrig Castle near Thornhill in Dumfries & Galloway The Electric Fields Festival appeals to a wide range of ages due, not only to the differing musical genres but also the other attractions such as a kids play area, crafts, real ale […]

  • Galloway Country Fair 2018

    COUNTRY PURSUITS AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL… 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, […]

  • Galloway Hills Rally 2018

    This motorsport event is organised by the Solway Car Club and has been held every year since 1974. The Castle Douglas based event, attracts competitors from throughout the UK and is a forestry car rally with 44 exciting miles on forestry roads. You can spectate at all of the forestry stages and these are marshalled […]

  • Girvan Folk Festival 2018

    GIRVAN FOLK FESTIVAL NEXT FESTIVAL 4 – 6 May, 2018. The Girvan Traditional Folk Festival celebrated its 40th Anniversary in May 2014. It is one of Scotland’s longest established folk festivals. It is now looking forward to 50 years and beyond.

  • Historic Environment Scotland 2018

    Historic Environment Scotland National Mills Weekend Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May 2018 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Ticket are included in the admission price As part of National Mills Weekend, visit Stanley Mills and New Abbey Mill free of charge, and learn more about these historic mills. New Abbey Mill will be in action […]

  • Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail 2018

    kirkcudbright arts and crafts

    For 2018, the Kirkcudbright Art & Crafts Trail is from Friday 3 August until Monday 6th August. Details will be added soon – in 2015 the trail had 101 venues and over 200 participants. The 2018 Trail will be the 15th year this popular event has been held.

  • Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival 2018

    Kirkcudbright jazz festival

    The 21st Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival takes place between 14th – 17 June 2018 The Kircudbright Jazz Festival offers visitors a variety of quality live music to suit jazz lovers of all ages.

  • Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2018

    One of the top music events in South West Scotland Knockengorroch World Ceilidh is a 4 day roots music festival in the Galloway Hills near Carsphairn. The festival attracts top celtic and world music bands and has been described as the best festival between the heilan glens and the Himalayan snow! A limited number of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Lockerbie Jazz Festival

    lockerbie jazz festival

    Lockerbie Jazz Festival is a well established event in South West Scotland. For 2016 a wide variety of genres are available including Blues, Cajun, Gypsy Swing and much more. One of the stars of 2016 is Hamish Stewart – one of the “Glasgow Guitars” in the Average White Band and amongst many other things, at […]

  • Moniaive Folk Festival 2018

    Moniaive folk festival parade

    Join the team at the Moniaive Folk Festival. Headline artists for Moniave 2018 are the Jarlath Henderson Band. Multi instrumentalist Jarlath leads a five piece  band and was the youngest ever BBC Young  Folk Award in 2003. Ross Ainslie and the Sanctuary Band are also on the bill at Moniaive. Ross has worked with Jarlath […]

  • Moniaive Michaelmass Bluegrass Festival 2018

    The Moniave Michaelmass Bluegrass Festival for 2018 will be held on 28 – 30 September. This is the 10th annual festival and features top class acts from Scotland, England, The Netherlands and the USA. Full details can be found on the Festival Website.

  • 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 […]

  • Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2018

    newton stewart traditional music festival

    Many concerts and events featuring the best in Traditional Music- details coming soon

  • Portpatrick Folk Festival 2018

    Portpatrick Folk Festival sessions

    Portpatrick Folk Festival  2018 The ever popular Portpatrick Folk Festival will take place as usual on the first weekend in September. The usual sessions will take place inside (and outside) the participating pubs and it is hoped that a very substantial number of musicians will attend. As with 2017, there are no plans at present […]

  • Portpatrick Jazz Festival 2017

    portpatrick Jazz Festival in South West Scotland

    The first ever Portpatrick Jazz Festival will be held on the last weekend of June 2017 at various hotels and also Portpatrick Village Hall Acts include:- Jerry Forde`s New Phoenix Jazz Band Mike Daly`s Rhythm Kings Havana Swing Joys of Swing Rosie Blue Duo Boodle-Am-Band   and more…… Enquire at the Fernhill Hotel , Heugh Road, […]

  • 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.

  • Spring Fling 2018

    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 in Scotland and one of the best in the UK, Spring Fling brings around 30,000 visitors from […]

  • Stranraer Oyster Festival 2017

    To celebrate the annual harvesting of Loch Ryan`s unique Scottish Native Oysters, the first ever Stranraer Oyster Festival takes place in September 2017. Not too many people know that Loch Ryan is host to one of the largest oyster beds in Scotland. The beds contain  an estimated 1 million oysters and dates back to 1701 […]

  • The Swallow Theatre 2018

    Winter Play Reading – March 2018 Sunday 11 March : 2.00pm Free Admission Duo B!z’art : 20 Fingers on a Piano Friday 16 March : 7.30pm Tickets : £12 / Under 26 : £6 Two Belgian musicians, four hands, 20 fingers, one digital piano and a selection of popular piano duets. Jacquie Crago Workshop for […]

  • Walk Fest Newton Stewart 2018

    merrick galloway hills

    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. Annual Newton Stewart Walking Festival. 11th-17th  May 2018

  • 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 2018

    County Buildings and marquee during Wigtown Book Festival

    Wigtown Book Festival 2018 is a milestone brings the 20th annual festival.  Over 200 events for all ages including literature,  music, film, theatre, arts and crafts. The 10 day Wigtown Book Festival is based in and around Scotlands Book Town and grows in popularity and size every year. Another great reason to holiday in South […]

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