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Dumfries and Galloway

What's On in Dumfries and Galloway

Please find below information about what's on and events coming up in Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland ... click on a month to get started

June 2016

filmThroughout Junerbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

exhibitionUntil 25th June The Three Beatys
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm @ Whitehouse Gallery, 47 St Mary St, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway. DG6 4DU
The Three BeatysThe Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright, are delighted to announce an exhibition featuring work by the late Moira & Stuart Beaty alongside their daughter Ann.  It was thirty five years ago that an exhibition of the same name took place at Henderson’s Gallery in Edinburgh, featuring ‘The Three Beatys’.  Moira and Stuart have since passed away, so it is a fitting tribute to return to this family exhibition and title, this time in a town where Moira and Stuart honeymooned, and which was very dear to their hearts.
Ann Beaty has been gathering together little seen drawings and paintings of Moira’s that span her lifetime for this exhibition. For Stuart, Ann will let go a selection of wood and mixed media sculpture from the family collection. Ann’s own work is from a variety of subject matter, styles and materials, including some early works, some later and also including very recent, large paintings on silk.  It is hoped that this exhibition is a worthy testament to the Beaty legacy that Stuart and Moira have left behind.
Tel: 01557 330223

outdoorEvery day in June 2016 Guide in the Hide
11am - 3pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Our friendly, knowledgeable guides will be out and about in the hides to point out the best wildlife of the day.
See the ‘What’s On’ board in the visitor centre for information and availability.
Osprey Update
12 noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Find out what our osprey family have been up to and learn more about ospreys in general.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 20th June:

theatreFriday 24th June The Bearded Dug Comedy Club
7pm @ The Corner House Hotel, High Street, Annan
The Bearded Dug Comedy Club are continuing their popular summer tour by stopping off in the awesome town of Annan! The Corner House Hotel are kindly hosting and tickets are only £10 for six comedians...yes SIX! With comedy favourite, John Scott headlining and a mixture of songs, tales and pure stand-up, you are in for a tasty tapas of comedy.
Tickets available from The Corner House Hotel on 01461 202754 or Berry Promotions on 07557 414581 (no booking fees charged). 

otherFriday 24th - Sunday 26th June Solar Flare – Earth Shield - The Festival of the Solstice
@ Crawick Multiverse B740, Sanquhar, Dumfries & Galloway, DG4 6ET
A weekend of science, art and performance taking place around The Crawick Multiverse, a 55-acre land-art site in south west Scotland, with symposia involving some of the UK’s leading scientists and music and performances throughout the landscape.
Enjoy exhibitions, talks, performances and a cosmic playtime adventure for kids. This year’s event explores the mysterious relationship between our earth and the sun. Events include:

Friday 24th June
5pm @ Merz Studios, Sanquhar - Landscape of waves
An exhibition of the work of Charles Jencks with Alex Rigg.
7pm @ Sanquhar Town Hall: Our universe in pictures, poetry and music
A talk given by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. £5 per person.

Saturday 25th June
2pm – 6pm @ Sanquhar Town Hall
A day of cosmic talks lead by the Royal Society of Edinburgh:
Our Dynamic Sun: A 21st Century View – Prof. Ineke De Moortel, St Andrews University
Solar Flares and Superflares – Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher, Glasgow University
Taking the pulse of the Sun – Prof. Yvonne Elsworth, Birmingham University
Living with a star – Prof. Jim Wild, Lancaster University
* Tea, coffee & cakes on offer
£5.00 for an all day ticket, £7.50 all day with refreshments or £3.00 per talk.

Sunday 26th June
12:30pm Crawick Multiverse site opens
2pm-6pm Performances
Exciting performances by Oceanallover & many others to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Enjoy the food, drink & entertainment on offer.
Adults ticket £10 (£5 if you live in postcodes DG4/ML12), Concession £7.50 (£3.75), Child £5 (£2.50), Family (2 adults, children) £25.00 (£12.50). Under 5s go FREE.
Tickets available from A’the Airts, Kirkconnel Parish Heritage Society, Crawick Multiverse or online at www.crawickmultiverse.com

Full details and directions and map for Crawick Multiverse available as PDF downloads on our Downloads page >

outdoorSaturday 25th June Insectathon
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
We will try and identify as many different types of insect as we can on the reserve during the day. This event is part of National Insect Week. Drop in during the day to take part in a variety of hourly activities.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

readingsSaturday 25th June ROSS DONLON
7.00pm for 7.30pm @ The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP
Ross Donlon is an Australian poet – winner of the Launceston Cup, (premier spoken word event of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival) as well as two international poetry prizes. Eschewing air travel, he will walk a tightrope from Castlemaine, Australia to Gate of Fleet on a European tour which takes him to Romania, Poland, Norway, Ireland, England and, of course, The Bakehouse. His work has been programmed on national radio, he is represented in the ‘Best of Australian Poetry – 2014’ , has a ‘voice that would melt concrete’ and is descended from three convicts, including one from Edinburgh - hence of Australian aristocracy. He is fond of silverware, even silver plated.
The Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate awaits once more - bring poems, songs, pipes, guitars – something to entertain us in the second half.
Tickets £5.00
Ring 01557 814175 or email chrys @ chryssalt.com

sportSunday 26th June Run 4 Health
11am Start @ The Crichton, Dumfries
5km event for the whole family
Walk, run, hop, push a buggy or wheelchair, or drive your mobility scooter - everyone can be part of the fun!
Adult £8, Child £2, Family £18
Entry forms available from our Downloads page
For more information go to
www.run4health.co.uk

outdoorSunday 26th JuneScotland's Gardens - gardens open for charity
1pm-5pm @ GLENLIVET with THE LIMES, Kirkcudbright DG6 4UR and DG6 4XD
Directions: Both gardens lie on the A711 which runs through Kirkcudbright, approximately ½ mile either side of the town centre.
Two town gardens developed over the past seven years will open under Scotland’s Garden scheme next weekend. Glenlivet is packed with colour and contains a huge variety of thriving plants, shrubs and trees. There are two small ponds and a variety of statuary, all in a lovely position overlooking the River Dee. The Limes contains many unusual plants, with a rock garden, crevice garden, extended gravel garden, borders of mixed perennials and shrubs and woodland areas. There is also a large vegetable garden.Teas will be available at each venue, and with plants on sale at The Limes.
Admission £5, includes entry for both gardens.  For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org 
Charity No: SC011337

musicSunday 26th June JOHN MCNICHOLL
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
John McNicholl sings songs from his six studio albums which he loves to perform at his live shows around the world. His repertoire include ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’, one of John’s first love songs, ‘After All These Years’ and the stage show classic ‘Love Changes Everything’.
Tickets £20.00 - Box Office: 01776 703 535

Week Commencing Monday 27th June:

sportMonday 27th - Thursday 30th June LOCHARBRIGGS FIVE a SIDES ‘Caskie Cup’
6.30pm start each evening @ Locharbriggs School Playing Fields, Locharbriggs, Dumfries DG1 1UW
GROUP MATCHES PLAYED ON A ‘ROUND ROBIN’ LEAGUE BASIS
> Monday 27th -- 10 years and under
> Tuesday 28th -- 12 years and under
> Wednesday 29th -- 14 years and under
> Thursday 30th - - ‘GRAND FINALS NIGHT’ + 8 years and under section
Entries of NOT more than SIX players in each team
To be forwarded to JOHN CASKIE 01387 710975 / jmcaskie12@gmail.com
Or BEFORE 6.15pm each night at school playing fields
ENTRY FEE OF £1.00 PER PLAYER
PROOF OF AGE MAY BE REQUIRED
Trophies and medals for all who qualify for ‘GRAND FINALS NIGHT’

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July 2016

filmThroughout Julyrbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

exhibitionSaturday 2nd July – 3rd September 2016THE SUMMER EXHIBITION
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm @ Whitehouse Gallery, 47 St Mary St, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway. DG6 4DU
Jane Blair - Highland’This annual exhibition is a wonderful mix of gallery favourites, alongside some of Scotland’s most celebrated fine artists, whilst introducing some new artists to the gallery. This year guarantees not to disappoint, with some really exciting artists and a varied mix of subject matter and style, now spread over two floors. Artists include Rosanne Barr, Jane Blair, Ruth Brownlee, Michelle Campbell, Dronma, Marion Drummond, Victoria Foster, John Halliday, Stewart Lammie, Moy Mackay, Fiona Millar, Louise O'Hara, Deborah Phillips, Tracy Rees & Sian Smith.
Also includes new collections: Glass by Bobbie Coleman, Jewellery by Julie Allison & Diana Greenwood; Ceramics by Debbie Barber & Selborne Potter; Wooden Bowls & Lights by Tom Cooper; Furniture by Rustique Interiors; Sculpture by Karen James & Urpu Sellar; Willow baskets & Sculpture by Trevor Leat; Verdigris Copper & found object assemblages by Linda Lovatt; textiles by Jo Gallant and ongoing collections from a wide range of artists and makers.
Tel: 01557 330223

outdoorEvery day July - September 2016 Guide in the Hide
11am - 3pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Our friendly, knowledgeable guides will be out and about in the hides to point out the best wildlife of the day. See the ‘What’s On’ board in the visitor centre for information and availability.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 27th June:

musicSaturday 2nd July DG Kollective Big Band & Swing
7.30pm @ The Cairndale, Dumfries
"For dancers and listeners"
DG Kollective Big Band & Swing

family eventSunday 3rd July American Independence Day Celebrations
12.00 noon to 4.00pm @ John Paul Jones Museum & Birthplace. Arbigland,  Kirkbean DG2 8BQ
Family Fun Day at John Paul Jones Museum. Attractions and Displays, Refreshments available including Ice Creams
Free Entry.
Free Car Parking.
Children's Colouring Competition
Children's Treasure Hunt

outdoorSunday 3rd JulyScotland's Gardens - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ SOUTHWICK HOUSE, Southwick DG2 8AH
Directions: On A710 near Caulkerbush. Dalbeattie 7 miles, Dumfries 17 miles.
The extensive gardens at Southwick House comprise three main areas. The first is a traditional formal walled garden with potager and large glasshouse producing a range of fruit, vegetables and cutting flowers. Adjacent to this is a hedged formal garden with herbaceous, shrub and rose beds centred around a lily pond, with roses predominating as an interesting feature. Outwith the formal gardens there is a large water garden with two connected ponds with trees, shrubs and lawns running alongside the Southwick Burn. Teas and plant sales.
Admission £4.  For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org 
Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 4th July:

family eventTuesday 5th July Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 6th July Caerlaverock Kids
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join our group for parents and toddlers. Take part in outdoor and nature activities at the centre.
Pond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventThursday 7th July Worm Wonders
10am – 12noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Learn about worms and how important they are in the garden. Find worms and make a wormery. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSunday 10th & Friday 15th July South West of Scotland Piping & Drumming Academy  -  Summer School
@ SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries.
Summer School for budding pipers and drummers  -  residential and daily attendance .
Application forms from swspda@btinternet.com

otherSunday 10th July SUMMER TEA DANCES with THE McROBERT BROTHERS
2pm-4.30pm @ Locharbriggs Community Centre, Auchencrieff Road, Locharbriggs, Dumfries DG1 1UX
ADMISSION £3.00
Includes Tea and Biscuits
All welcome!
*****
GRAND RAFFLE!
Proceeds to Locharbriggs Community Centre Association funds

Week Commencing Monday 11th July:

family eventTuesday 12th July Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 13th JulyPond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventThursday 14th July Gaelic Tree Trail
10am – 12noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Each letter of the Gaelic alphabet represents a tree. Learn about the trees present on the reserve and their Gaelic names. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSunday 10th & Friday 15th July South West of Scotland Piping & Drumming Academy  -  Summer School
@ SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries.
Summer School for budding pipers and drummers  -  residential and daily attendance .
Application forms from swspda@btinternet.com

otherSaturday 16th & Sunday 17th July Creative Whithorn Arts & Crafts Trail
Come and join us for a weekend of events, demonstrations, displays and exhibitions.
www.creativewhithorn.co.uk

familySunday 17th July FUNBOX
1pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
Tickets: £11.00 / Family £40 - Box Office: 01776 703 535

Week Commencing Monday 18th July:

family eventTuesday 19th July Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 20th JulyPond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventThursday 21st July Nature Detectives
10am – 12noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Become a nature detective and see what you can discover about the life of wildlife at Caerlaverock. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

theatreSaturday 23rd July NTS - LAST DREAM
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
Tickets: £13.00 / £10.00 under 26 years - Box Office: 01776 703 535

Week Commencing Monday 25th July:

family eventTuesday 26th July Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 27th JulyPond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventThursday 28th July Butterflies vs Moths
10am – 12noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What are the differences between butterflies and moths? See what moths we have caught in our moth trap overnight, then use sweep nets to look for butterflies in the meadow. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicThursday 28th July JOHNNY BRADY
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
Tickets: £18.00 - Box Office: 01776 703 535

comedyFriday 29th July Comedy Night
Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club
Comedy night at the cairndale includes 2 course dinner and coffee, live entertainment from a selection of comedians and disco til late.
Tickets can be bought from the Cairndale Hotel.
Dinner and show time 6.30pm for 7pm £22, Show Only 9pm £12.
Show only tickets can be bought from Midsteeple, Barnstorm records and Domino Entertainments.

family eventSaturday 30th – Sunday 31st July Family Nature Camp
6pm, 30th July – 10am, 31st July @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a night camping at WWT Caerlaverock.  Take part in activities such as a night-time Wildlife Safari, open fire cooking, tracks and signs and fire lighting. Children aged 8-14.
Adult £15, Child £7.50 Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Event listings are FREE - just email us the details ...

August 2016

filmThroughout Augustrbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

Week Commencing Monday 1st August:

family eventTuesday 2nd August Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 3rd August Caerlaverock Kids
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join our group for parents and toddlers. Take part in outdoor and nature activities at the centre.
Pond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventThursday 4th August Dragons & Damsels
10am – 12noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the dragonflies and damselflies present on the reserve and learn the differences between them.  Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

other Sunday 7th August Village Hall Annual Sale
Doors open at 12 noon @ Port Logan Village Hall, Port Logan, DG9 9NJ
There are lots of stalls including second hand books, plants, bric-a-brac, home baking, and tombola stall, enter our raffle for a chance to win a holiday and try our refreshments marquee with home-made soups and baking. Doors close at 3pm.
Entry is by donation.
Funds raised are for the upkeep of the village hall.

otherSunday 7th August SUMMER TEA DANCES with THE McROBERT BROTHERS
2pm-4.30pm @ Locharbriggs Community Centre, Auchencrieff Road, Locharbriggs, Dumfries DG1 1UX
ADMISSION £3.00
Includes Tea and Biscuits
All welcome!
*****
GRAND RAFFLE!
Proceeds to Locharbriggs Community Centre Association funds

Week Commencing Monday 8th August:

family eventTuesday 9th August Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 10th August Pond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThursday 11th August Small Mammal Trapping
10am – 12noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See what small mammals live on the reserve and find out what we have caught in our small mammal traps
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicSaturday 13th August ALY & PHIL ‘LE GRAND ANNIVERSAIRE’
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
Tickets: £17.50 / £16.00 conc. - Box Office: 01776 703 535

Week Commencing Monday 15th August:

family eventTuesday 16th August Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 17th August Pond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 22nd August:

family eventTuesday 23rd August Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 24th August Pond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorFriday 26th to Monday 29th August Dalbeattie Walking Festival
Annual walking festival exploring the beautiful setting of Dalbeattie. The festival offers a variety of woodland walks, hill walks, points of interest and a family friendly event. There is a broad range of walks and activities from Easy to Strenuous, with something for everyone to encourage you into the 'great outdoors in this wonderful part of Scotland'.
There is a £2 per adult charge per walk charged at the walk start point, accompanied children are free and you are welcome to bring along your dog.

Dalbeattie Walking Festival 2016

Week Commencing Monday 29th August:

family eventTuesday 30th August Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 31st August Pond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Event listings are FREE - just email us the details ...

September 2016

outdoor Monday 5th September – Friday 9th September Stars & Stripes Badger Watching
8pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre,Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Watch wild badgers feeding just outside our comfortable observatory. Fair trade tea, coffee and biscuits available.
Adults: £7.50, Concession £5, Children £2.50. Booking is essential. Tickets must be paid for in advance.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Event listings are FREE - just email us the details ...

 

November 2016

other15th - 17th November 2016. 3-day Residential Writing Course at Durhamhill
@ Durhamhill. Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas, DG7 3HP
3-day Residential Writing Course at DurhamhillSet in tranquil and stunning Galloway countryside, whether you are starting out as a writer or seeking to enhance your skills, this is the opportunity to discover your writing potential. The tutors are Margaret Elphinstone & Mary Smith. They are well-established, published writers with a wealth of teaching experience who will support & encourage you in developing your writing. Workshop topics include the creation of character & plot, the role of the narrative voice & writing from personal experience. There will be ample opportunity to discuss your work with the tutors & fellow students.
Margaret Elphinstone, a historical novelist, had her first novel published in 1987. Her novel, 'The Sea Road’ is in 'The 100 Best Scottish Books of all Time' produced by 'List Magazine'. She also writes poetry & short stories & is an Emeritus Professor of Strathclyde University & was a visiting Professor at central Michigan University in 1998 & 2001. She has taught creative writing to all levels of experience & has been a regular tutor on international Arvon courses.
Mary Smith is a writer, poet & journalist, her poems being widely published. A full collection, 'Thousands Pass Here Every Day', was published in 2012. Her novel, 'No More Mulberries', is set in Afghanistan where she worked for several years. 'Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni: Real Stories of Afghan Woman', a lively account of her time there, provides an insight into the lives of Afghan women. She was senior reporter on a local paper, & staff features writer with the award-winning magazine, 'Dumfries and Galloway Life'. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing & has taught the subject at Glasgow University.

Testimonials from past participants:-
• 'superb tuition, lovely group with widely divergent experience, beautiful and comfortable surroundings' Frances H.
• 'a beautiful location, very welcoming hosts and just the right amount of challenge and reassurance' Cate M
• 'valuable, intense, worthwhile' Ian B.
• 'neither intimidating nor too formal, instantly absorbing' Una C.
• 'we all came away better writers' Roger W

Course Fee:
£295 (includes. 2/3 nights stay in the 4 star Coach House, or the main house, & food, arrival from preceding evening)
Limited number of places available for non-residents. Fee £250 including food

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