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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.

  • 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 […]

  • Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail 2017

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    For 2017, the Kirkcudbright Art & Crafts Trail is from Friday 4 August until Monday 7th August. Details will be added soon – in 2015 the trail had 101 venues and over 200 participants

  • Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival 2017

    The 20th Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival takes place between 8th – 11th June 2017 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 […]

  • Lockerbie Jazz Festival

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    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 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

    Mull of Galloway

    International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend (ILHW) intends to raise the profile of lighthouses, lightvessels and other navigational aids, promoting our maritime heritage. 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 lighthouses around the globe. Climb the Lighthouse and visit […]

  • Music at the Swallow Theatre- Spring 2017

    Music at The Swallow Theatre We have some fantastic music for you this March and April here at The Swallow Theatre.  Come and enjoy concert performances in a dedicated space with beautiful acoustics and attentive and like-minded audiences. You can take a cup of our great coffee, an interesting soft drink, a glass of wine […]

  • Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2018

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

  • Portpatrick Folk Festival 2017

    Portpatrick Folk Festival sessions

    Portpatrick Folk Festival  2017 As at January 2017 it is understood that the 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 the usual very substantial number of musicians will attend. As with […]

  • 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 2017

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    Lifeboat Week is one of the highlights in Portpatrick. For 2017 it starts on Sunday 30 July. The week long celebrations provide ideal entertainment for holiday makers and villagers alike.

  • Spring Fling

    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 […]

  • Walk Fest Newton Stewart 2018

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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. 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 2017

    County Buildings and marquee during Wigtown Book Festival

    Wigtown Book Festival 2017 offers 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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