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The Local Area - Dumfries & Galloway

There are so many things to do in Dumfries & Galloway, the most difficult decision is what to leave out. Our staff will be more than happy to offer suggestions to match your interests and time available.

From the comfort of your Kirroughtree accommodation, you can plan your days of activities around Newton Stewart and the south west of Scotland. Be as active or relaxed as you like, from gentle woodland strolls to exploring castles and mountain biking. There are also many historical attractions such as Caerlaverock Castle and Drumlanrig Castle to discover, as well as the Galloway Forest Park and the Southern Upland Way, all right on Kirroughtree’s doorstep.

Galloway Events 2016

Events throughout the year in Dumfries & Galloway keep both locals and visitors entertained and include festivals, country fairs and cultural activities. Here are just some of the annual events to enjoy:

SEABIRD SPECTACULAR
From 29 March to 30 June 2016 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 13.00 to 1500
at Drummore, MULL OF GALLOWAY
www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/m/mullofgalloway/

BARCLYE PAST AND PRESENT
Friday 8 April - 11.00 to 1300
A walk through its visible history from the bronze age to the industrial revolution:
at WOOD OF CREE Newton Stewart
www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/w/woodofcree/

HIGH TIDE PERAMBULATION
12.00 to 1400
Through the seasons.
- Friday 25 March
- Friday 8 April
- Saturday 7 May
- Thursday 7 July
- Friday 22 July
- Friday 19 August
- Monday 19 September
- Monday 3 October
- Tuesday 18 October
- Wednesday 16 November
- Thursday 15 December
- Tuesday 27 December
at CROOK OF BALDOON Nature Reserve, Wigtown
www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/c/crookofbaldoon/

WIGTOWN SPRING BOOK WEEKEND
Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May 2016
Browse, be informed, be entertained.
www.wigtown-booktown.co.uk

NEWTON STEWART WALKING FESTIVAL
Friday 6 May to Thursday 12 May 2016
Join in one or more of the numerous walks through the fabulous local countryside.
www.newtonstewartwalkfest.co.uk

CREE VALLEY CHORUS
Friday 6 May 2016 - 5.30am to 7.30am
Booking Essential
at WOOD OF CREE Newton Stewart
www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/w/woodofcree/

BEAUTIFUL BLUEBELLS
Friday 20 May 2016 - 10.00 TO 12.00
Booking Essential
at WOOD OF CREE Newton Stewart
www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/w/woodofcree/

WIGTOWN AND BLADNOCH FOOD FESTIVAL
Saturday 28 May to Sunday 29 May 2016
Fantastic collection of food and drink together with cooking demonstrations
wigtownandbladnochfoodfest.uk

SPRING FLING
Saturday 28 May to Monday 30 May 2016
Spring Fling is a vibrant visual art and craft open studios event covering the length and breadth of Dumfries and Galloway; it is highly regarded as one of the UK’s most successful contemporary visual art and craft events. Every year between 90 - 100 professional artists and makers throw open the doors to their studios for three days over the late May bank holiday weekend, offering visitors the chance to get behind the scenes of artistic practice, experience artists and makers demonstrating and explaining their processes and inspirations and have the opportunity to buy a piece of art direct from the artist.
www.spring-fling.co.uk

OUT OF AFRICA
Friday 10 June 2016 - 9.00 to 11.00
Booking Essential
at WOOD OF CREE Newton Stewart
www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/w/woodofcree/

KIRCUDBRIGHT JAZZ FESTIVAL
11/12 June 2016
www.kirkcudbrightjazzfestival.co.uk

BIRDS AND THE BEES
From 5 July to 30 August 2016 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 13.00 to 1500
at Drummore, MULL OF GALLOWAY
www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/m/mullofgalloway/

WOODLAND PASTURE WALK
Friday 8 July 2016 - 10.00 to 12.00
Booking Essential
at WOOD OF CREE Newton Stewart
www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/w/woodofcree/

CREATIVE WHITHORN
Saturday 16 July to Sunday 17 July
Arts and Craft Trail, a weekend of events, demonstrations, displays and exhibitions.
www.creativewhithorn.co.uk

WIGTOWN AGRICULTURAL SHOW
Wednesday 3 August 2016
A great day out, livestock competitions & parade; trade stands; arts, crafts & food marquees; music; demonstrations; stunt motorbikes; owls, pigs, poultry & gundog displays and much more.
wigtownshow.org.uk

INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND
Guided walk
Saturday 20 August 2016
at Drummore, MULL OF GALLOWAY
www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/m/mullofgalloway/

BRILLIANT BATS
Monday 29 August 2016 - 20.30 to 22.00
Booking Essential
at WOOD OF CREE Newton Stewart
www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/w/woodofcree/

AUTUMN MIGRATION
From 1 September to 18 October 2016 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 13.00 to 1500
at Drummore, MULL OF GALLOWAY
www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/m/mullofgalloway/

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL
From 23 September to 2 October 2016
Book Town's major festival of the year with a programme of over 170 events
www.wigtown-booktown.co.uk

BARCLYE GUIDED WALK
Friday 21 October 2016 - 10.00 to 12.00
Booking Essential
at WOOD OF CREE Newton Stewart
www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/w/woodofcree/