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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 […]

  • Boswell Book Festival 2021

    Boswell Book Festival 10th – 16th June 2021 First Virtual Festival     The Festival is named after James Boswell, a writer from Ayrshire who is regarded as being the inventor of modern biography. We hope you can join us from the comfort of your home for what looks set to be a terrific six-day […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • Spectacular Jousting

    Spectacular Jousting

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

  • 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 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

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

  • 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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