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What's On in Dumfries & Galloway

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

May 2018

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

artThroughout May Exhibitions
10am – 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
'Svalbard' by Ellis O'Connor
Ellis O'Connor is a Contemporary Landscape Artist living on the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist in Scotland.  Practising in a variety of mediums including drawing and painting, Ellis aims for her work to give people a chance to connect with the landscape and respect the nature that is so wild around us, to then cultivate a deeper understanding and inspire others to make a difference. 
'Faileas' by Angela Alexander Lloyd
Angela Alexander Lloyd is our Artist in Residence. Angela has been researching climate change and whooper swans wintering at WWT Caerlaverock. She has spent the winter observing the swans and engaging with visitors, volunteers and staff.  The exhibition is a culmination of Angela's residency and showcases a new body of work created specifically for the reserve.
Free Entry - you can contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

exhibitionThroughout MayThe Bladnoch Altarpiece
Mon - Fri 10am - 1 pm and Sat 1pm - 4pm @ Unit 3 Gallery, Bladnoch Bridge Estate, Wigtown, DG8 9AB
Unit Three Gallery in Bladnoch will be welcoming local artist Hope London for May 2018. Hope will be doing a residency at the gallery and drawing on influences from the buildings themselves and the people who have worked there over the years to create a piece of work entitled 'The Bladnoch Altarpiece' for the Spring Fling event this year. '
'The Bladnoch Altarpiece' will be a painted triptych and Hope will also be using video, assemblage and music to forge a holistic piece for the Spring Fling event. There will be opportunities over the next two months to visit Hope and chat to her about her work and the gallery will be using video and blog posts to show the progression of this exciting project.
Other artists showing at this time are Caroline Edmonds, Laura Cridford and Joan Vickers.
Entry is free, there is parking and the gallery is child and dog friendly There is disabled access.

outdoorThroughout May Warbler Trail
10am – 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Follow the warbler trail around the reserve, to learn more about the different warbler species we have at WWT Caerlaverock!
See if you can see or hear the warblers as you wander around! Look out for blackcaps, willow warblers, sedge warblers and chiffchaffs! Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 21st May:

musicSat 26th May Back2Back Are Back
7.30PM @ Johnstonebridge Community Centre DG11 1ES
A Date for the Diary Folks Back2Back ARE - BACK!!!
A Great Night of Music and a tasty BBQ
Licenced Bar & Raffle. Tickets £8pp to include BBQ
Don't miss out on a great evening!

artSat 26 – Mon 28 May Meet the Artist in Residence
10am – 4pm daily @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
As part of Spring Fling, our Artist in Residence, Angela Alexander Lloyd, will be on the reserve, meeting the public and talking about her Artful Migration Exhibition.
Ticket / contact info: Free entry.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 27th May Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ CORSOCK HOUSE, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3DJ
Corsock includes an amazing variety of designed landscape, from a strictly formal walled garden, through richly planted woodlands full of different vistas, artfully designed water features and surprises to manicured lawns showing off the Bryce baronial mansion. There is an Arcadian garden with pools and temples, described by Ken Cox as ‘the most photogenic woodland garden in Scotland.’
Homemade teas and plant sales.
Directions: off A75 Dumfries 14 miles, Castle Douglas 10 miles, Corsock village ½ mile on A712.
Admission £5, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

musicSun 27th MaySong Cycle - Songs of Travel: Vaughan Williams
7.30pm @ Old Well Theatre, Old Well Rd, Moffat, Dumfriesshire DG10 9AP
David Jones, baritone, and Katharine Durran, piano. Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; Butterworth, Britten and Gurney. David is cycling from John o' Groats to Lands End to raise funds for the Yehudi Menuhin Trust and giving concerts along the way. www.song-cycle.com

Week Commencing Monday 28th May:

musicMon 28th May FASLANE
7.30pm (90 mins) @ Theatre Royal Dumfries, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, or Faslane, situated 40 miles outside Glasgow, is home to the UK\'s nuclear missile program: Trident. With her family having worked in Faslane all her life, and with friends protesting at the gates, Fringe First winner Jenna Watt explores what happens when the personal and political collide. Drawing upon interviews with individuals at the front line of the nuclear debate, Jenna navigates her own journey through the politics, protests and peace camps in this multi award-winning show, direct from a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe and on tour throughout Scotland.
Faslane is a Contact Flying Solo commission.
£12 /£10
www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk/whats-on/faslane

theatreTue 29th May Murder - Just what the Doctor ordered
7.30PM @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer DG9 7AP
In Edinburgh Between 1827 and 1828 science and murder cling together in a dance of death. Sixteen people are slaughtered by Burke and Hare and the devil and all his works prowls the streets of 'Auld Reekie'. Dr Robert Knox, scientist, doctor and anatomist supreme, waits in Surgeons Square to buy bodies for the sake of advancing medical knowledge. His door is chapped, a body is delivered, money is paid and no questions are asked. A trail of terror leads from West Port to the dissection table of Robert Knox. Murder will out and a price must be paid, even by the anatomist supreme. Doctor Knox will have to pay that price..
Tickets£10 / Under 26 £7.50 - Box Office Tel: 01776 703535

otherWed 30th May Port Logan Beach Clean
10am - 3pm @ Port Logan Village Hall, 1 Nessock Terrace, Port Logan DG9 9NQ
Join the RSPB and Logan Botanic Garden staff on a beach clean at Port Logan. Help to clear up the beach and prevent rubbish from washing into the sea, damaging our marine wildlife. Bring gloves and litter picks if you have them.
Meet at Port Logan village hall.

otherThu 31st May The Dumfriesshire Man Who Built Britain
7.30 pm @ Buccleuch Centre Langholm DG13 0AW
The fascinating story, told through drama and original music, of the Eskdale stonemason who became a world renowned civil engineer. His local achievements included, the Glasgow to Carlisle and Gretna Green to Portpatrick roads, and the Annan and Langholm Bridges. Popular Dumfriesshire performer William Williamson plays Telford, with Dave Dewar as the interviewer and other parts by Bob McLure from Langholm and Wendy Weatherby.  Live and original music performed by singer-songwriter Ian Walker, with vocalist Maureen Walker and cellist Wendy Weatherby.  For Langholm only, the cast will also include youngsters from Centre Stage Community Theatre.
Tickets £10 from Buccleuch Centre - 01387 381196 /   info@buccleuchcentre.com

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June 2018

outdoorThroughout June Interesting Insect Trail
10am – 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Find out about insects living in dead wood, trees, meadows, and ponds. See if you can spot some of the insects described in the trail! Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

artUntil Sat 16 June 'Svalbard' Exhibition by Ellis O'Connor
10am – 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Ellis O'Connor is a Contemporary Landscape Artist living on the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist in Scotland.  Practising in a variety of mediums including drawing and painting, Ellis aims for her work to give people a chance to connect with the landscape and respect the nature that is so wild around us, to then cultivate a deeper understanding and inspire others to make a difference. 
Free Entry - you can contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

artThroughout June 'Faileas' by Angela Alexander Lloyd
10am – 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Angela Alexander Lloyd is our Artist in Residence. Angela has been researching climate change and whooper swans wintering at WWT Caerlaverock. She has spent the winter observing the swans and engaging with visitors, volunteers and staff.  The exhibition is a culmination of Angela's residency and showcases a new body of work created specifically for the reserve.
Free Entry - you can contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 28th May:

otherFri 1st JuneComedy Night at Hightae
7:00pm to 10:30pm @ Royal Four Towns Hall, School Road, Hightae DG11 1JN
In partnership with Raw Guffaw ( Dumfries & Galloway's longest running Comedy Night ) and Dumfries & Galloway Art Festival the RFT Hall are presenting a Comedy Night in the style of 'Live at The Apollo'. There will be four acts along with a compere to keep everybody entertained.
Admission is by ticket only and these cost £7.00. The show is over 18s only.
Tickets can be obtained from the Midsteeple in Dumfries or from the Hall Association direct by application to Stuart Robinson on 01387 419294 or via stuartjohnrob @ gmail.com

otherFri 1st June The Dumfriesshire Man Who Built Britain
7.30 pm @ Ewart Library Catherine St, Dumfries DG1 1JB
The fascinating story, told through drama and original music, of the Eskdale stonemason who became a world renowned civil engineer. His local achievements included, the Glasgow to Carlisle and Gretna Green to Portpatrick roads, and the Annan and Langholm Bridges. Popular Dumfriesshire performer William Williamson plays Telford, with Dave Dewar as the interviewer and other parts by Bob McLure from Langholm and Wendy Weatherby.  Live and original music performed by singer-songwriter Ian Walker, with vocalist Maureen Walker and cellist Wendy Weatherby.
Tickets £10 from Midsteeple, Dumfries 01387-253383

otherFri 1st JuneTales of Beeswing and Beyond
7:30pm @ Cresset Hall, Loch Arthur, Beeswing DG2 8JQ
A collection of tales, new and old, from Beeswing and the surrounding hills, rivers and roads. Told through music and theatre and created and performed by members of Loch Arthur Camphill Community, local artists and Paragon musicians, this will be a fun, inclusive and heartwarming event for all the family to enjoy
Tickets £6 / 3

musicFri 1st June TALISK with Robyn Stapleton and Catriona McGhies Band
7.30PM @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer DG9 7AP
Winners of the 2017 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards Folk Band of the Year, 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Band Awards' Young Folk Award and nominees of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Horizon Award, Talisk are one of the fastest rising bands on the UK folk scene in recent years.
Tickets £15 Under 26 £7.50 - Box Office Tel: 01776 703535

theatreFri 1st JuneJoan, Babs and Shelagh Too - The Joan Littlewood Story
7.30pm @ Old Well Theatre, Old Well Rd, Moffat, Dumfriesshire DG10 9AP
Fast paced one woman show that charts the extraordinary life of Joan Littlewood. Written and performed by Gemskii who grew up locally.  Edinburgh Fringe Review "outstanding show".
Tickets £10/£5 concession for 26 years and under from Moffat TIC 01683 221210

outdoorSun 3rd June Wildlife Photography Workshop
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Bring along your camera and learn how to take fantastic macro photographs of the variety of insects, minibeasts and wild flowers on this wonderful wetland reserve.
Ticket / contact info: £75 pp, booking essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSun 3rd JuneTales of Beeswing and Beyond
1pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
A collection of tales, new and old, from Beeswing and the surrounding hills, rivers and roads. Told through music and theatre and created and performed by members of Loch Arthur Camphill Community, local artists and Paragon musicians, this will be a fun, inclusive and heartwarming event for all the family to enjoy
Tickets £10 / 5

outdoorSun 3rd JuneScotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ BARMAGACHAN HOUSE, Borgue, Kirkcudbright DG6 4SW
This new garden surrounds an 18th century house on a rocky knoll overlooking Wigtown Bay. It is profusely planted with a large variety of alpines, perennials and shrubs, including rhododendrons. Two themes are plants from SW China and Australasia e.g. meconopsis, Asian primulas, eucryphia, hebe. Many plants have been chosen for their wildlife value. The grounds also include an orchard, wall trained fruit area, potager and meadow. The woodland is rich in birdlife. There is a 13th century motte. Teas and plant sales.
Directions: From Borgue follow the coast (Carrick) road up hill past the church and down. Take the first and only right turn and follow the lane winding past farms for about 1/2 mile. Barmagachan House is on the left by a wood.
Admission: £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

theatreSun 3rd June Play - Amy Johnston
7.30PM @ Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum, Tinwald Downs Rd, Heathhall Industrial Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH
Play about the life of Aviator Amy Johnston
Tickets £10/£8 conc/£6 under16s

Week Commencing Monday 4th June:

outdoorThu 7th June Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
6pm-9pm @ BROUGHTON HOUSE, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX
'Broughton House at sunset': an evening of live music and refreshments (included in the entry price). It is an opportunity to meet the Head Gardener and see the garden in a different light.
Directions: Off A711/A755 on Kirkcudbright High Street.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

otherSat 9th June Dumfries Student Film Festival - Claymation Workshop
2pm @ Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Rd, Dumfries DG2 7BE
A fast paced, fun Claymation workshop in which you will work in small groups to create storyboard for a simple story, create Claymation characters and capture your animation using industry standard equipment and Dragonframe software.
Limited to 6 places, suitable for ages 10+ and booking is essential.
Tickets are £5. Duration 2 hours
Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

filmSat 9th June Dumfries Student Film Festival Public Screening
17:30 - 19:00 @ Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Rd, Dumfries DG2 7BE
Come along and see new creative talent in a 90 minute show reel of short films and animations created by past and present students of Dumfries and Galloway College, and young film makers from across the region. 
Following the screening you are invited to take part in 'The People's Choice Award' and vote for your favourite, the winner will be announced and presented with their award at 7pm on Friday 15 June at The HND Visual Communication Exhibition, Ottersburn Gallery, Nith Avenue, Dumfries.
Tickets can be purchased from:
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre 01387 264808

musicSat 9th June Feral Choir and SongTribe in Kirkcudbright
7.30PM @ Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright Academy, Kirkcudbright. DG6 4AW
Two choirs, one big sound! The Feral Choir, based in Castle Douglas, is delighted to be hosting their Edinburgh twin choir SongTribe for this concert before they all head off to Eden Festival to perform together.
The two choirs share the same musical director, Alison Burns, and have been learning the same repertoire of songs over the past months. They include a specially commissioned song by one of Scotland's most prominent songwriters, Karine Polwart, a healing song from the Georgian mountains traditionally believed to cure chicken pox and a beautiful setting to music of some of Shakespeare's words.
Come along and enjoy a feast of traditional, world, nu-folk and contemporary songs for our times.
Tickets: £10 per person from feral-chor-kbt.brownpapertickets.com

otherSun 10th June Great Greyhound Global Walk
11am @ Castle Loch, Lochmaben (starting at Visitors Centre)
As part of the Great Global Greyhound Walk, Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound rescue are organising a "fun walk" round Castle Loch, Lochmaben in an effort to promote greyhounds as family pets. Last year throughout the world, 5702 greyhounds took part from countries as far afield as New Zealand and Ireland. This is the first time that the local greyhound rescue charity has taken part and hopes are high that members and other greyhound owners will enjoy the company and the tea/coffee/homebaking (small charge) afterwards. 
Why not bring a picnic!!  No greyhound! No problem! We are sure one of our members will allow you to walk one of theirs.

outdoorSun 10th June Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
1pm-4pm @ LINDEN LEA, Islesteps, Dumfries DG2 8ES
Formal front garden with fish stocked pond, leading past a small cottage garden and down to a pebble garden with a quiet seating area. From there a kitchen garden leads through to a small apple orchard. A summer house at the top of the orchard looks out over informal shrubs to a herbaceous garden that surrounds a sunken patio. At the top is a woodland garden from which runs a stream through the informal area. Teas.
Directions: Islesteps is on the A701 to New Abbey, about one and a half miles outside Dumfries. Linden Lea is the last house along a lane that leaves the A701 to the right, immediately over the hump bridge at the entrance to the village.
Admission £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

musicSun 10th June Mark Lyken, Live Performance
7.00pm @ Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
Please join us in our upstairs space for a slow-building improvised live soundtrack performed by Mark Lyken to his 2 channel film work New Town New Wave, using sound material he gathered in and around the old KBS building in Namwon during his residency there is November 2017, as well as the 1976 archive broadcast upon which the work is centred. A one-off event!
Preceded by Mark Lyken in conversation about his exhibition New Town New Wave with Tina Fiske and Bryony Rose.
FREE. Please do book a space - info@campleline.org.uk | 01848 331 000

musicSun 10th June SUMMER COUNTRY SHOW at Green Valley
7.30PM @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer DG9 7AP
Join 6 of Ireland's top Country Stars all on one super " Summer Country Show" with Matt Leavy, Boxcar Brian, Cowboy Larry, David James, Darren Kieran and the popular Barry Doyle Duo for a night of toe tapping and hand clapping classics.
Tickets £20 - Box Office Tel: 01776 703535

Week Commencing Monday 11th June:

musicMon 11th June 2018 Ensembles Tour Concert 1
7.30pm @ Lockerbie Town Hall, High Street, Lockerbie, DG11 2ES
Music students and staff from 'The Music Box' at Edinburgh College are thrilled to be visiting Dumfriesshire for their third annual concert tour. Edinburgh College offers a range of full-time music courses. Some students are preparing for Higher Education in music, while others are completing Higher National Diplomas and degrees. At each stage, the focus is on music performance, and students take part in staff-led ensembles every week. These include choirs large and small, an orchestra, a concert band and many other instrumental groups.
Concerts will showcase the work that these ensembles have developed over the course of the year, and programmes will reflect the wide variety of music-making that takes place at the college.
Tickets £5 available on the door or from www.ticketsource.co.uk

theatreTue 12th, Wed 13th, Thu 14th June Dumfries High School proudly present School of Rock - The Musical
7pm @ Dumfries High School, Marchmount Ave, Dumfries DG1 1PX
Doors open at 7pm with show starting at 7.30pm Tickets are priced at £10 adults/£5 concession and are available from the school office. Contact 01387 263061 for tickets.

musicTue 12th June 2018 Ensembles Tour Concert 2
7.30pm @ Crichton Church, Dumfries DG1 4ZZ
Music students and staff from 'The Music Box' at Edinburgh College are thrilled to be visiting Dumfriesshire for their third annual concert tour. Edinburgh College offers a range of full-time music courses. Some students are preparing for Higher Education in music, while others are completing Higher National Diplomas and degrees. At each stage, the focus is on music performance, and students take part in staff-led ensembles every week. These include choirs large and small, an orchestra, a concert band and many other instrumental groups.
Concerts will showcase the work that these ensembles have developed over the course of the year, and programmes will reflect the wide variety of music-making that takes place at the college.
Tickets £5 available on the door or from www.ticketsource.co.uk

musicWed 13th June 2018 Ensembles Tour Concert 3
7.00pm @ Annan Academy, St Johns Rd, Annan DG12 6AP
Music students and staff from 'The Music Box' at Edinburgh College are thrilled to be visiting Dumfriesshire for their third annual concert tour. Edinburgh College offers a range of full-time music courses. Some students are preparing for Higher Education in music, while others are completing Higher National Diplomas and degrees. At each stage, the focus is on music performance, and students take part in staff-led ensembles every week. These include choirs large and small, an orchestra, a concert band and many other instrumental groups.
Concerts will showcase the work that these ensembles have developed over the course of the year, and programmes will reflect the wide variety of music-making that takes place at the college.
Tickets £5 available on the door or from www.ticketsource.co.uk

musicThu 14th June 2018 Ensembles Tour Concert 4
7.30pm @ Moffat Town Hall, High Street, Moffat DG10 9HF
Music students and staff from 'The Music Box' at Edinburgh College are thrilled to be visiting Dumfriesshire for their third annual concert tour. Edinburgh College offers a range of full-time music courses. Some students are preparing for Higher Education in music, while others are completing Higher National Diplomas and degrees. At each stage, the focus is on music performance, and students take part in staff-led ensembles every week. These include choirs large and small, an orchestra, a concert band and many other instrumental groups.
Concerts will showcase the work that these ensembles have developed over the course of the year, and programmes will reflect the wide variety of music-making that takes place at the college.
Tickets £5 available on the door or from www.ticketsource.co.uk

outdoorFri 15th June Stories in the Yurt
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature related story told by one of our engaging storytellers. Then take a short walk around the reserve to look for some wildlife!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

filmFri 15th June Screening - Ang Lee, Eat Drink Man Woman
7.00pm @ Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
Screening - Ang Lee, Eat Drink Man Woman (1994, Taiwan/US, 120 mins, PG) Mandarin with English Subtitles
Filled with close-ups of food preparation and sumptuous shots of Taiwanese cuisine, Eat Drink Man Woman follows a widowed master chef and the three single daughters who live with him as the women search for love. It was the final film in director Ang Lee's trilogy of stories exploring cross-generational changes and conflicts in culture and behaviour in his native Taiwan. Eat Drink Man Woman was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign film. Like its predecessors in the trilogy, Pushing Hands (1992) and The Wedding Banquet (1993), the film features Taiwanese actor Sihung Lung, who plays the master chef.
£4 | £2. Please book via Eventbrite, or email info@campleline.org.uk | 01848 331 000

otherSat 16th JuneDumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre Fun Day Dog Show
From 10:30am @ Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre, Dovecotewells, Dumfries DG1 4RH
Fun Day Dog Show - show, obedience and fun classes; prizes and rosettes; stalls.
£1 entrance admission for adults, children free. 
Pre-register for classes at www.caninerescue.co.uk

outdoorSun 17th June Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
1pm-5pm @ GLENLIVET with THE LIMES, Kirkcudbright DG6 4UR and DG6 4XD
Two town gardens developed over the past ten years. Glenlivet is packed with colour and contains a huge variety of thriving plants, shrubs and trees. There are two small ponds connected by a rill 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.
Directions: Both gardens lie on the A711, which runs through Kirkcudbright, approximately ½ mile either side of the town centre.
Admission £5, accompanied children free and includes entry for both gardens.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

artSun 17 Jun – Sat 28 July ‘Swans, Gannets and Starlings’ Exhibition by Roger Lever
10am – 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
The exhibition will feature Fine Art images of Swans, Gannets and Starlings by local photographer, Roger Lever.
Ticket / contact info: Free entry.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 18th June:

otherWed 20th JuneMeditation - Summer Solstice
@ No.15 Arthur Street, Newton Stewart, DG8 6DE
Approximate timings...
19:30 Arrival and chat
19:45 Meditation - Note: The entrance door is locked from 19:45 until 20:30 while we meditate
20:30 - 21.00pm. Refreshments
At No.15 we are delighted, to share with you words and music, to enrich your life, and promote well-being through meditation.  Led by Susan Gomersall with 12 years' experience teaching meditation.
Our aim is to provide a simple and straightforward means, to enable all who wish, to enjoy the benefits of relaxation/meditation.  In an increasingly stressful, and fast paced life, the simple act of setting aside time to allow our minds and bodies to rest, can have enormous benefit.
Our relaxing meditations, are designed to enable everyone to find their own peace, in whatever way is appropriate for them.  Experiences may be entirely different, for different people, and for the same people, on different occasions.  Remember, that you will always receive, whatever is appropriate for you, if you allow yourself.  All experiences are a gift and facilitate our personal growth.
So, No.15 wishes you success, and joy on your journey.  Be patient, persevere, and always look to your heart for guidance.  Most of all enjoy the gift you bestow upon yourself.  The gift of peace.  
Cost - Heartfelt £5:00
Tel: 01671 402 523 | Website: therapywithsusan.weebly.com/

outdoorFri 22nd June Evening Wildlife Safari
7-9.30pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the wildlife that emerges after dark, on our walking safari around the reserve. We may encounter wildlife such as badgers, moths, hares, owls or otters!
Ticket / contact info: £10 adults, £7.50 Concessions, £5 Children. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSat 23rd JuneCloseburn Gala Day
From 12 noon @ Closeburn school, Closeburn, Thornhill DG3 5HP
Afternoon packed with entertainment from Buccleuch and Queensberry Pipe Band, Dangerous Steve, the award winning roadrunner children's entertainer plus free inflatables and quad bikes plus BBQ tuck shop, tea tent, side stalls and much more ...

musicSat 23rd June REMOTE CONTROL
2.30PM @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer DG9 7AP
Remote Control is a performance about being controlled by our remoteness [it's nothing to do with TV Channel changers...]
A verbatim inspired show about Stranraer, the second largest town, in the 3rd largest county in Scotland, who's nearest city is in Ireland... Perhaps a remarkably unremarkable place to grow up? Our show, created by a cast of young local talent, looks at what affect the area has had on us as we attempt to adult... Our show is about theories of Evolution, parking violations and that look you get in a local pub when you walk in... and you're clearly not from there.
Tickets £7 / £5 - Box Office Tel: 01776 703535

musicSat 23rd JuneCountry & Western Theme Night with 'The Latest Flames Country & Western Band'
8PM @ Johnstonebridge Community Centre DG11 1ES
We're on a Roll a Country & Western Theme Night , so find the Cowboy or Cowgirl in you and come along for a foot tapping humdinger of a night - Yeee Haaaa!!!
Prizes for the best dressed Cowboy & Cowgirl
Tickets £7.50 (including beef n bean supper!)

outdoorSun 24th June Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ DRUMSTINCHALL HOUSE with DRUMSTINCHALL COTTAGE, Drumstinchall, Dalbeattie DG5 4PD
Drumstinchall House has an extensive and established garden, surrounded by mature trees, with fine views to the sea two miles away. There are colourful herbaceous and mixed borders, and a rose garden in front of the house. A variety of paths wind their way through more borders, a rock garden, rhododendrons and azaleas, and past the ruin of the original house to a woodland walk around the edge of the garden.There is a vegetable garden, including a polytunnel and you can walk through the farmyard to the loch.
Drumstinchall Cottage has a small informal quintessentially cottage style garden surrounded by farmland and hills, and with views to Criffel and Drumstinchall Loch. The main area has been reclaimed from agricultural land over the last seven years and continues to evolve, with the emphasis on growing a wide range of vegetables, herbs and fruit organically. Unusual varieties are combined with as many colourful wildlife friendly flowers as possible. There is a wildlife pond area and a few rescue chickens pottering about! An authentic Bolivian bread oven will be producing delicious treats to try and buy at Drumstinchall Cottage. Teas at Drumstinchall House.
Directions: From the A711 just east of Dalbeattie, take the B793 towards Southwick/Caulkerbush. After 4.2 miles take a right turn signposted Drumstinchall and follow this road for 0.8 miles to Drumstinchall House.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free and includes admission to both gardens.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 25th June:

outdoorThu 28th June Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
10am-12pm @ BROUGHTON HOUSE, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX
'Broughton House Garden Early Bird': appreciate the garden in morning light, at a peaceful and calmer time of day.
Tea or coffee (included in the entry price) will be available in the beautiful surroundings of Broughton House and the Head Gardener will be available to provide gardening advice.
Directions: Off A711/A755 on Kirkcudbright High Street.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

musicThu 28th JuneDaniel & Emma Reid - Album Launch Caravan Tour
7.30pm @ Loch Arthur Camphill Community, Beeswing, Dumfries, DG2 8JQ
Daniel Reid: soprano and baritone saxophones, piano, accordion, vocals Emma Reid: fiddle, viola, Hardanger fiddle, vocals
Beautifully lyrical folk music from Scandinavia and the British Isles 'doesn't matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality.' Folkworld
Sweden-based Daniel & Emma Reid release their third album, Life Continuum, and embark on a two-month long caravan tour, including England, Scotland, Sweden and Germany. The duo-couple perform self-penned tunes, traditional material and songs from both Scandinavia and the British Isles, all with a remarkably close and spontaneous interaction. The eclectic mix of instruments and vocals combined with sheer musical brilliance makes for incredibly varied, evocative performances.
Daniel & Emma Reid are two of the busiest musicians in Sweden and have toured as theatre musicians and in folk and world music bands for the last 20 years. Their previous albums have received rave reviews and radio air on both sides of the North Sea. Daniel & Emma Reid have collaborated with many outstanding international musicians, including Ian Carr, Nikolaj Busk (Dreamers Circus), Roger Tallroth and Eskisehir Symphony Orchestra (Turkey).
Tickets: £10.00  Tel: 01387 259669

musicFri 29th JuneEmily Smith & Jamie McClennan
7.30pm @ Ellisland Farm, Holywood Road, Auldgirth DG2 0RP
'Beautiful country folk'
In Support for Friends Of Ellisland
Ticket Price: £20.00
Box Office: 01387253383 or www.ticketsource.co.uk

otherSat 30th JuneStranraer Muay Thai Birthday Bash
7.30pm @ Wigtownshire Rugby Club, Ladies Walk, Stranraer
Charity fundraising night including Quiz, Raffle, Buffet & DJ with all proceeds donated to CLIC Sargent to aid local families affected by cancer. £5 entry.
Also, join our sponsored 100,000 Kick Challenge from 12 noon. Donations welcome.

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July 2018

outdoorThroughout July 10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Summer Leaves Trail
Learn 6 different leaves on trees we have on the reserve at Caerlaverock, including rowan, alder, sycamore and hawthorn.
Dusty's Wildlife Rangers
Here's your chance to become a fearless Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck! There are loads of exciting challenges waiting for you this summer, including pond exploring, tracks and signs and mini raft building. Or why not try your hand at map reading and foraging?  A great place to start is the yurt where you\'ll find our new ranger camp.  Identify and collect natural materials to make a natural remedy then set off into the new Paddock Wild Walk and see how many bugs you can spot!  Grab your free log book and start your expedition at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre. Its a wild day out for the whole family.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

artUntil Sat 28 July Exhibitions
10am – 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
'Faileas' by Angela Alexander Lloyd
Angela Alexander Lloyd is our Artist in Residence. Angela has been researching climate change and whooper swans wintering at WWT Caerlaverock. She has spent the winter observing the swans and engaging with visitors, volunteers and staff.  The exhibition is a culmination of Angela's residency and showcases a new body of work created specifically for the reserve.
‘Swans, Gannets and Starlings’ Exhibition by Roger Lever
The exhibition will feature Fine Art images of Swans, Gannets and Starlings by local photographer, Roger Lever.
Free Entry - you can contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 25th June:

outdoorSun 1st July In Focus
10am-4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Try before you buy the latest binoculars and telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts are on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.
Ticket / contact info: Free entry.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 1st July Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ SOUTHWICK HOUSE, Southwick DG2 8AH
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.
Directions: On A710 near Caulkerbush. Dalbeattie 7 miles, Dumfries 17 miles.
Admission £5, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 2nd July:

outdoorTue 3rd July Bug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 4th July Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 5th July  Never Too Old!
10am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Have you ever fancied a go at pond dipping to see what creatures are living beneath the surface? Or dissecting an owl pellet to see what small mammals a barn owl has eaten?  Would you like to go bug hunting and learn more about insects and bugs? Spend a morning learning more about nature. Adults only!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 8th July Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ SEABANK, Rockcliffe DG5 4QH
This 1½ acre garden extends to the high water mark with fine views across the Urr Estuary. Herbaceous borders surround the house and there is a new walled garden with fruit and vegetables. A wide range of interesting and unusual plants.
Plant sales and Teas provided by the local Marie Curie fundraising group.
Directions: Park in the public car park at Rockcliffe and walk along the Merse to the garden. Disabled parking available adjacent to the house.
Admission £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 9th July:

outdoorTue 10th July Bug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 11th July Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorFri 13th July Stories in the Yurt
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature related story told by one of our engaging storytellers.  Then take a short walk around the reserve to look for some wildlife!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 16th July:

outdoorTue 17th July Chris Packham's UK Bioblitz at Caerlaverock
10am-7pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a Bioblitz at WWT Caerlaverock, as part of Chris Packham's UK Bioblitz.  Help us to find as many different species of birds, mammals, insects, amphibians, reptiles, plants, trees, fungi, bryophytes and fish in a day. We will find and identify the different species with the help of experts and there will be lots of walks and activities for both adults and families. Come along to learn more about the wildlife at WWT Caerlaverock!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 18th July Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 19th July Wildlife Gardening for Kids
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Do some gardening to help nature in our Wildlife Garden at WWT Caerlaverock. This will include weeding, planting seeds, watering and taking part in interactive activities and games to learn about plants and gardening for wildlife. Family event.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 22nd July Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ CROFTS, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas DG7 3HX
Victorian country house garden with mature trees, a walled garden with fruit and vegetables and glasshouses, hydrangea garden and a pretty water garden. Delightful woodland walk, colourfully planted with bog plants, with stream running through. Teas.
Directions: A75 to Crocketford, then three miles on A712 to Corsock and New Galloway.Admission £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 23rd July:

outdoorTue 24th July Bug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 25th July Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 26th July Wildlife Art Morning
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Come to see the fantastic wildlife on our wetland reserve, such as swallows and house martins, ospreys, wildflower meadows with bees, butterflies and dragonflies. Then create some beautiful artwork using inspiration from nature. Family event.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorFri 27th July Evening Wildlife Safari
6.30-8.30pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the wildlife that emerges after dark, on our walking safari around the reserve. We may encounter wildlife such as badgers, moths, hares, owls or otters!
Ticket / contact info: £10 adults, £7.50 Concessions, £5 Children. Booking is essential, tickets must be paid for in advance.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicFri 27th JulySummer BBQ with the band Luath!
6.30pm – 10pm @ Ellisland Farm, Holywood Road, Auldgirth DG2 0RP
Enjoy a summers evening at Robert Burns’ home with a luxury BBQ and entertainment from the Trad/Folk/Burns band “Luath”.
Ticket Price: £15.00
Box Office: 01387253383 or www.ticketsource.co.uk

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August 2018

outdoorThroughout August Dusty's Wildlife Rangers
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Here's your chance to become a fearless Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck! There are loads of exciting challenges waiting for you this summer, including pond exploring, tracks and signs and mini raft building. Or why not try your hand at map reading and foraging?  A great place to start is the yurt where you\'ll find our new ranger camp.  Identify and collect natural materials to make a natural remedy then set off into the new Paddock Wild Walk and see how many bugs you can spot!  Grab your free log book and start your expedition at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre. Its a wild day out for the whole family.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

artThroughout August 'Faileas' by Angela Alexander Lloyd
10am – 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Angela Alexander Lloyd is our Artist in Residence. Angela has been researching climate change and whooper swans wintering at WWT Caerlaverock. She has spent the winter observing the swans and engaging with visitors, volunteers and staff.  The exhibition is a culmination of Angela's residency and showcases a new body of work created specifically for the reserve.
Free Entry - you can contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 30th July:

outdoorTue 31st July Bug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 1st August Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 2nd August Small Mammal Trapping
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Find out what mammals we have caught overnight in our small mammal traps and learn more about mammals such as voles and mice that live on our wetland reserve!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 5th August Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
10am-5pm @ THREAVE GARDEN, Castle Douglas, DG7 1RX
Threave Garden, "The Training Centre for future Professional Gardeners", is home to the School of Heritage Gardening. A place of education and plantsmanship, the garden has been sculptured by generations of students since 1960, resulting in a series of 'rooms' within the garden, each showcasing year round interest; from beautiful spring daffodils, striking autumnal colour and a multitude of summer herbaceous displays. Threave also boasts a fully productive working walled garden that yields a large bounty of home-grown produce each year for sale to the public and use in the on site terrace cafe.
Teas and plant sales.
Directions: Off A75, one mile west of Castle Douglas.
Admission £5, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 6th August:

outdoorTue 7th AugustBug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 8th August Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 9th August Dragons and Damsels
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Get out and about on the reserve to find and identify different species of damselflies and dragonflies. Go pond dipping to find larvae and learn about the fascinating lifecycle of dragonflies. Search for the adults flying around the wildflower meadow, avenues and around the ponds, and learn the difference between dragonflies and damselflies and the habitats they prefer. Family event.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorFri 10th August Evening Wildlife Safari
6.30-8.30pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the wildlife that emerges after dark, on our walking safari around the reserve. We may encounter wildlife such as badgers, moths, hares, owls or otters!
Ticket / contact info: £10 adults, £7.50 Concessions, £5 Children. Booking is essential, tickets must be paid for in advance.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 12th August Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ DALBEATTIE COMMUNITY ALLOTMENTS, Dalbeattie DG5 4AZ
Dalbeattie Community Allotments Association was formed in 2008 and the site was officially opened in August 2010. A local land owner has leased the land for 25 years at £1 per year, initially providing for 47 plots. The initial results were so successful that the area is now increased to provide for 81 productive plots where local residents can grow their own fruit, vegetables and flowers. Come and enjoy a stroll around the site, chat to members or relax in one of the community areas. Information will be available and photos of the development of the site will be on display. Teas.
Directions: The allotment site can be found on the Dalbeattie bypass (A710) next to Craignair Health Centre.
Admission £3, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 13th August:

outdoorTue 14th AugustBug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 15th August Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 16th August Worm Wonders
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Have you ever wondered about worms? What would happen without worms and why are they so important in the ecosystem?  We will go on a worm hunt in the wildlife garden and have a go at charming some worms out of the ground! Family event. Booking is essential. Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorFri 17th August Stories in the Yurt
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature related story told by one of our engaging storytellers.  Then take a short walk around the reserve to look for some wildlife!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 20th August:

outdoorTue 21st AugustBug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 22nd August Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 23rd August Messy Play
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Get outdoors on our wetland and take part in some messy play. Please come dressed appropriately. Suitable for children aged 5 and under.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 27th August:

outdoorTue 28th AugustBug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 29th August Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

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September 2018

outdoorThroughout September Sir Peter Scott Trail
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Learn about Sir Peter Scott, the founder of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Follow the trail boards around the reserve to find out what he achieved as an artist, musician, sports person and conservationist.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

 

Week Commencing Monday 27th August:

outdoorSun 2nd SEPT In Focus
10am-4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Try before you buy the latest binoculars and telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts are on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.
Ticket / contact info: Free entry.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 2nd Sept Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ 3 MILLHALL, Shore Road, Kirkcudbright DG6 4TQ
Impressive five acre garden with a large collection of mature shrubs, including over 200 rhododendron species, many camellias, perennials, over 300 hydrangeas and many rare southern hemisphere plants. The garden is on a steep hillside running along the rocky shore of the Dee Estuary in Kirkcudbright Bay, close to the beach at Dhoon and three miles from Kirkcudbright. Teas.
Directions: On the B727 between Kirkcudbright and Borgue on the west shore of the Dee Estuary. Parking at Dhoon beach public car park, about three miles south of Kirkcudbright. There is a five to ten minute walk to the house.
Admission £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 3rd September:

otherMon 3rd September SWI Challoch Scottish Women's Institute
19:30 - 21:00 @ Our Lady & St Ninian Church Hall, Windsor Road, Newton Stewart, DG8 6HP
Panel Night with Lucy Owen in the chair
Competitions:
(1) photo with caption
(2) jar of fruit jelly
Bring your own teacup & bring a friend - visitors £2:00 / members FREE
For more info call Judith on 01671 402 570 or check out facebook.com/ChallochNS/

Week Commencing Monday 17th September:

outdoorFri 21st September Stories in the Yurt
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature related story told by one of our engaging storytellers.  Then take a short walk around the reserve to look for some wildlife!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 24th September:

otherWed 26th SeptemberMeditation - Autumn Solstice
@ No.15 Arthur Street, Newton Stewart, DG8 6DE
Approximate timings...
19:30 Arrival and chat
19:45 Meditation - Note: The entrance door is locked from 19:45 until 20:30 while we meditate
20:30 - 21.00pm. Refreshments
At No.15 we are delighted, to share with you words and music, to enrich your life, and promote well-being through meditation.  Led by Susan Gomersall with 12 years' experience teaching meditation.
Our aim is to provide a simple and straightforward means, to enable all who wish, to enjoy the benefits of relaxation/meditation.  In an increasingly stressful, and fast paced life, the simple act of setting aside time to allow our minds and bodies to rest, can have enormous benefit.
Our relaxing meditations, are designed to enable everyone to find their own peace, in whatever way is appropriate for them.  Experiences may be entirely different, for different people, and for the same people, on different occasions.  Remember, that you will always receive, whatever is appropriate for you, if you allow yourself.  All experiences are a gift and facilitate our personal growth.
So, No.15 wishes you success, and joy on your journey.  Be patient, persevere, and always look to your heart for guidance.  Most of all enjoy the gift you bestow upon yourself.  The gift of peace.  
Cost - Heartfelt £5:00
Tel: 01671 402 523 | Website: therapywithsusan.weebly.com/

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