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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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  • Ballantrae Festival of Food and Drink 2019

    A two day event in 2019 the Ballantrae Festival of Food and Drink will be held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019   Save the dates! 8th & 9th June 2019 We are delighted to let everyone know that the award-wining Ballantrae Festival of Food & Drink returns in 2019. Funding has been […]

  • Big Burns Supper 2019

          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 is none other than K T Tunstall! Not one to miss – entertainment includes cabaret, comedy, music and poetry. […]

  • Boswell Book Festival 2019

    Boswell Book Festival is held each May 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 Dumfries House, southwest Scotland. Authors […]

  • Creative Whithorn Arts and Crafts Trail 2018

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    A weekend of events, demonstrations, displays and exhibitions in Whithorn. Whithorn Arts & Crafts Trail for 2018 is 11 & 12 August.

  • Dumfries Show 2019

    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 2019

    Galloway Country Fair COUNTRY PURSUITS AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL… 17th & 18th August 2019 Join us for the award-winning Galloway Country Fair 2019, set in the grounds of the stunning Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway. Galloway Country Fair is an annual two day event held on the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and […]

  • Galloway Hills Rally 2019

    This motorsport event is organised by the Solway, Machars and East Ayrshire Car Clubs 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 […]

  • Galloway Roots Country Music Festival

    Galloway Roots Country Music Festival   October 18th – October 20th 2019

  • Girvan Traditional Folk Festival 2019

    GIRVAN TRADITIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL NEXT FESTIVAL 3 – 5 May, 2019. 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 2019

    Historic Environment Scotland 2019 April 2019 Caerlaverock Castle   Easter weekend  (Fri 19 April – Mon 22 April) Easter Eggsplorer Trails Join in our Easter eggsploration  at Caerlaverock Castle. Can you find all the clues to complete the challenge? Drop-in throughout the day. This event is included in the normal admission price.     July […]

  • Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail 2019

      Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail 2019 For 2019, the Kirkcudbright Art & Crafts Trail is from Friday 2nd August until Monday 5th August. Details will be added soon. The 2019 Trail will be the 16th year this popular event has been held.

  • Kirkcudbright Events 2019 by Visit Kirkcudbright

    Kirkcudbright has a busy schedule of events throughout the 2019 season. MARCH Kirkcudbright Farmers and Producers Market @ Town Centre Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm ****************** APRIL Vintage Fair @ Parish Hall Apr 20 and 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ******************* Kirkcudbright Farmers and Producers Market @ Town Centre Apr 28 @ 11:00 […]

  • 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 2019

    The 22nd Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival takes place between 13th – 16th June 2019 The Kircudbright Jazz Festival offers visitors a variety of quality live music to suit jazz lovers of all ages.

  • Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2019

    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 2019

    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 26th 2019 The event starts at 5am with the flute band parading the town and draws to […]

  • Moniaive Folk Festival 2019

    Moniaive folk festival parade

    Join the team at the Moniaive Folk Festival.    

  • 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.

  • Muckle Toon Adventure Festival

      Muckle Toon Adventure Festival Looking for  an adrenalin filled, challenging and gritty adventure sporting event? Look no further – The Muckle Toon Adventure Festival has it all! Steeped in history, the Scottish Borderlands surrounding Langholm serve up a multitude of sweet natural trails guaranteed to make any mud-loving adventurer grin from ear to ear […]

  • Mull of Galloway International Heritage Weekend 2018

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    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 2019

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      Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2019     6TH ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as […]

  • Port William Inshore Rescue Service 40th Anniversary Celebrations 2019

    Port William Inshore Rescue Service      

  • Portpatrick Folk Festival 2019

    Portpatrick Folk Festival sessions

    Portpatrick Folk Festival  2019   The ever popular Portpatrick Folk Festival will take place as usual on the first weekend in September 6th to the 8th 2019. 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, […]

  • Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Week 2019

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    Lifeboat Week is one of the highlights in Portpatrick. For 2019 it starts on Sunday 28 July. The week long celebrations provide ideal entertainment for holiday makers and villagers alike.

  • Skiffieworlds 2019 Loch Ryan Stranraer

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    SkiffieWorlds is a colourful and friendly celebration of coastal rowing. Stranraer and Loch Ryan in South West Scotland has been selected as the venue for this major international coastal rowing event ‘SkiffieWorlds 2019’. Up to 1000 competitors, some from as far away as the United States, New Zealand, Canada, Tasmania and Europe and as many […]

  • Solway Sportive 2019

    Solway Sportive   Enjoy cycling the beautiful countryside of Dumfries and Galloway at the Solway Sportive with the choice of Yellow 40, Blue 75 and Red 100 routes including an impressive 100 mile route. Quiet roads and well selected routes designed by fellow cyclists await in stunning scenery. Event is organised in partnership by the […]

  • Spring Fling 2019

    Spring Fling 2019   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 […]

  • Stranraer Oyster Festival 2019

    The Third Stranraer Oyster Festival will be held in and around Stranraer on 13- 15 September 2019 To celebrate the annual harvesting of Loch Ryan`s unique Scottish Native Oysters, Stranraer Oyster Festival takes place in September. Not too many people know that Loch Ryan is host to one of the largest oyster beds in Scotland. […]

  • The Eden Festival 2019

    The Eden Festival 2019 6th to 9th June   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 in cinema, […]

  • The Swallow Theatre 2019

    Rouse, Ye Women! Tuesday 19 March 2019 – 7.30pm Townsend Theatre Productions Written by Neil Gore and John Kirkpatrick A new folk opera about Mary Macarthur and the 1910 women chainmakers’ strike. Tickets : £13.50 (Friends’ Early Bird: £12.50 – when booked at least 28 days in advance) Suitable for age 11+ Just under 2 hours […]

  • Thornhill Music Festival

                                             The Thornhill Music Festival takes place over the first weekend in May, Friday 4th May 2018 to Sunday 6th May 2018   The Thornhill Music Festival was started in 2012 by The Lewis Hamilton Band who had […]

  • Tour of Machars Sportive

    Tour of  Machars Sportive   A personal cycling challenge in South West Scotland   Taking place on Sunday 16th June 2019. Registration starts at 8am at the Wigtown Showfield

  • Walk Fest Newton Stewart 2019

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    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. 10th-16th  May 2019

  • 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 2019

    County Buildings and marquee during Wigtown Book Festival

    Wigtown Book Festival 2019 is the 21st 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 West Scotland.

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