Dumfries and Galloway
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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

May 2017

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

outdoorEvery day May 2017 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

exhibitionThroughout May ‘Mr Spaghetti Head Flies the Cuckoo Nest’ by Andy Ormandy
10am to 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Paintings and photographs focusing on the beautiful landscape of Dumfries and Galloway and wildlife at WWT Caerlaverock. The paintings draw on influences from artists such as Mondrian, Peter Blake and Warhol.  
All proceeds will be split equally between Support in Mind Scotland and WWT Caerlaverock.
Free. For more information please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

exhibitionThroughout May Spring Exhibition
@ Unit 3 Gallery, Bladnoch Bridge Estate, Wigtown, DG8 9AB
Our Spring Exhibition features seven artists and has a contemporary feel from graphics to pop art to pen and ink - entry is free - the gallery is open Wed - Fri 10 - 4 and on Saturdays from 12 - 4.

Week Commencing Monday 22nd May:

outdoorMonday 22nd May We’re going on a frog hunt
10am – 12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Hunt for amphibians around the reserve, including frogs and toads hiding under stones and logs.  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

musicTuesday 23rd May DECLAN NERNEY
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. DG9 7AP
Declan Nerney has been at the forefront of Irish Country music now for several decades, known near and far for his energetic showmanship with the unique "Nerney" big band sound that has rightfully carved his name right at the top of showbiz . Declan has appeared on over 50 TV shows and has won countless accolades and awards along his glittering career which is going as strong today as it was from the day he first began. Some of his biggest hit songs include 'Stop The World', 'The Marquee In Drumlish' and 'The Three Way Love affair'.
Tickets £20.00 - Tel 01776 703 535

musicWednesday 24th MayLive music with Andy Shades
From 8.30pm @ Craft Hotel, 30 South Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HG
If you enjoyed music with Andy Shades then you're in for a treat! Join us for some fantastic live music from the wonderful Andy Shades!

exhibitionSaturday 27th - Monday 29th May Art for All
1130 - 1630 @ Auldgirth Village Hall, Auldgirth, Dumfries, DG2 0XG
Art exhibition for Sleepysilver running over three days. Refreshments.

outdoorSaturday 27th & Sunday 28th MayGiant LEGO® Brick Animal Trail
10am-5pm (workshops at 11am) @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Do the LEGO® trail to see the 11 giant LEGO® brick animals around the reserve. 
Take part in an awesome hour-long LEGO brick workshop! There is a LEGO brick frog to make and take home.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. £5pp for workshops. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSaturday 27th & Sunday 28th MayThe Creetown Heritage Museum Open Weekend
11am till 4pm @ The old Latta Garage, 91 St John’s Street, Creetown (on the Main St)
Creetown Heritage Museum Cordially invites you to attend their celebratory open weekend over the Spring Bank Holiday. With FREE entry including Wine and Nibbles The Museum has many 20th Century artefacts of local interest; They have a large photographic collection on display showing life in Creetown over the last 100 years or more. They have our own Wickerman alongside photos and articles about the hit movie. For Family tree/Ancestor hunters they have Baptism records from as early as 1750 and many old school registers and year photographs from 1900 onwards.

otherSaturday 27th MayMayfayre and Craft Fair
10am to 4pm @ McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart
Mayfayre and Craft Fair with unique hand crafted items from over 25 local crafters, artists, jewellery makers, bakers, photographers , plus unique crafted and art items you will just not find anywhere else with prices to suit all pockets. Also baking competition and stalls to interest the kids such as an interactive time with Galloway Forest Astronomical Society with free to try VR headsets. PLUS other outside stalls from local organisations in the square.
Free entry. Tea & coffees etc available.

otherSaturday 27th MayLes Impromptues-The Unexpected Garden Party
7pm @ Craigdarroch House, nr. Moniaive, DG3 4JB
French/Scottish Dance Troupe, Les Impromptues invite you to dance in a marvellous garden. Breathing, walking, skipping, stretching & balancing or taking positions are done while dancing together with family and friends. When you need a pause from dancing Les Impromptues will perform one of their choreographies for you. Bring a picnic.
Cost: £6/£4 concession.
Tickets available from Midsteeple Box Office, Dumfries or online: www.dgartsfestival.org.uk

musicSaturday 27th May 'Edgelines' A Celebration of Art and Music
7pm - 9pm @ The Old Mill Gallery, Port Road, Palnackie DG7 1PQ
As Part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts festival, The Old Mill Gallery are hosting a live art/live music celebration. Come along Saturday 27th May to experience the abstract interpretation, in paint, of captivating live music on the theme 'Edgelands' from from up and coming musician Jim Ghedi and his musical guests.
The evening will explore the experience of a growing number of young creatives leaving urban towns and cities, to populate rural areas, and the 'Edgelines' between the two.
Ticket price: £10
Buy tickets online: www.dgartsfestival.org.uk or from the Midsteeple, Dumfries 01387 253383 or direct from The Old Mill Gallery

otherSaturday 27th MayJoan Eardley: A Private View
7.30pm @ Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Rd, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ
Heroica Theatre Company presents Anna Carlisle's ground-breaking new play which celebrates a gifted life stopped in its prime. Spend time in the company of a great painter as she makes her way through a life of joys, frustrations, disappointments and triumphs. In this compelling and moving promenade production, audiences will come to understand the forces - human and natural - that inspired Joan Eardley to powerful brilliance.
Tickets available at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/select/uRbUmiROxGQa

musicSaturday 27th May LIZANNE KNOTTS
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. DG9 7AP
Lizanne Knott, from Philadelphia, PA, USA is a singer and songwriter who has been captivating audiences across the pond and, since her first tour here in 2010. Lizanne will be touring with guitarist and partner, Glenn Barratt with whom she runs a recording studio in Philadelphia.
Tickets £10 Under 26s £8 - Tel 01776 703 535

musicSaturday 27th May A Night in Hollywood with Cafe Largo
7.30pm @ Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright Academy
A night of live music from the sensational seven-piece Cafe Largo band with support from pupils at the Academy. Put on your glad-rags, come along and dance the night away or just sit back and enjoy great songs from the movies including Dirty Dancing, Jungle Book, The Blues Brothers, Pulp Fiction and Breakfast at Tiffany's. With lights, camera's and action plus bar and refreshments from 7.30pm 'til late. Part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival 2017.
Tickets £8 from the Midsteeple Dumfries, Thomsons in Kirkcudbright or via www.cafelargo.co.uk

outdoorSunday 28th May Scotland’s Gardens - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ CORSOCK HOUSE, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3DJ
Directions: off A75 Dumfries 14 miles, Castle Douglas 10 miles, Corsock village ½ mile on A712.
Corsock includes an amazing variety of types 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. This 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.
Admission £5.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SC011337

otherSunday 28th MayAnnan Harbour Kayak Day
@ Annan Harbour
Free family kayak sessions at Annan Harbour. Expert instruction and all kit provided.
Tuition will be provided by qualified instructors from our friends at Galloway Activity Centre at Loch Ken. It is envisaged that each taster session will last for around 30 minutes and will include approximately 20 minutes "on the water".
Details and booking form via www.annanharbouractiongroup.btck.co.uk

otherSunday 28th MayAfternoon Tea
2pm to 4pm @ Springholm Memorial Hall, Springholm, DG7 3LJ
Kate, Alice and Frances from Hardgate Primary are raising funds for Springholm, Hardgate and Lochrutton end of year P7 trip. To raise funds, we are holding an Afternoon Tea. Join us for home baking, tombola, bottle stall, Forever Aloe, bric a brac stalls and raffle. Great prizes to be won! 

otherSunday 28th MayJoan Eardley: A Private View
7.30pm @ Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Rd, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ
Heroica Theatre Company presents Anna Carlisle's ground-breaking new play which celebrates a gifted life stopped in its prime. Spend time in the company of a great painter as she makes her way through a life of joys, frustrations, disappointments and triumphs. In this compelling and moving promenade production, audiences will come to understand the forces - human and natural - that inspired Joan Eardley to powerful brilliance.
Tickets available at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/select/CVKUqFYnXgLz

Week Commencing Monday 29th May:

otherMonday 29th MayDrumlanrig Castle: Pride and Prejudice
Gates open 5pm for picnics, performance starts 6pm @ Oval Lawn, Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4AQ
Illyria presents this sparkling adaptation of Jane Austen's 19th-century glorious social comedy following the lives of the Bennett family. This is an outdoor performance taking place on the Oval Lawn so please remember to bring clothing for all weathers.
Adult: £13, Children (5-16) £7.
Booking recommended. To secure your place, call 01848 331 555 or info@drumlanrigcastle.co.uk for tickets.

otherTuesday 30th MayThe Hub Open Event
3pm - 6pm @ 24-26 Friars Vennel.Dumfries. DG1 2RL
The hub is holding an Open Drop-in Event
Please come in and find out more about the organisations based here and the services we offer to communities.

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

June 2017

outdoorEvery day June 2017 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

exhibitionUntil 17th June ‘Mr Spaghetti Head Flies the Cuckoo Nest’ by Andy Ormandy
10am to 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Paintings and photographs focusing on the beautiful landscape of Dumfries and Galloway and wildlife at WWT Caerlaverock. The paintings draw on influences from artists such as Mondrian, Peter Blake and Warhol.  
All proceeds will be split equally between Support in Mind Scotland and WWT Caerlaverock.
Free. For more information please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

exhibitionFrom 18th June ‘Brock, paper, scissors’ by Hilary Keating
10am to 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
An exhibition of paper sculptures and other wildlife art by local artist Hilary Keating. 
Free. For more information please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

exhibitionUntil 23rd June 2017 Spring Exhibition
@ Unit 3 Gallery, Bladnoch Bridge Estate, Wigtown, DG8 9AB
Our Spring Exhibition features seven artists and has a contemporary feel from graphics to pop art to pen and ink - entry is free - the gallery is open Wed - Fri 10 - 4 and on Saturdays from 12 - 4.

Week Commencing Monday 29th May:

musicThursday 1st June Shipwreck
7.30pm @ St George's Church, George Street, Dumfries DG1 1EJ
A concert of early music - a renaissance happenstance of kings, stormy seas, musicians and their music - The Border Waites are a group of specialist early string and wind players, who all play in various ensembles in UK but who have come together to share this particular repertoire and instrumentation at the Arts Festival.
Tickets: £12 - Book Online

theatreThursday 1st June Dumfriesshire's African Explorer
7.30pm @ Penpont Parish Church, Penpont
The fascinating life story of explorer Joseph Thomson told through narration, drama and live music by Ian Walker (singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist), Wendy Weatherby (cello), Dave Dewar (narrator) and Dumfriesshire's William Williamson, a direct descendant of Thomson, playing the explorer.
Born in Penpont, later lived in Gatelawbridge, buried in Thornhill, Thomson discovered many previously uncharted parts of Africa.
His successes were rewarded by many titles and awards including the prestigious Royal Geographical Society's gold medal.  Thomson successfully avoided confrontation and bloodshed in his dealings with hostile African tribes.  This was encapsulated in his motto "He who goes gently goes safely, he who goes safely goes far".
Tickets £10 from Midsteeple  01387-253383 or www.ticketsource.co.uk

theatreThursday 1st June THEY BUILT IT. NO ONE CAME.
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. DG9 7AP
Fledgling Theatre Company presents a tragicomedy with original live music inspired by the true story of Tobias and Alexander, a couple who form a commune based on visions of a peaceful and harmonious community - they are still awaiting their first member.
“Told succinctly with humour and compassion” The Scotsman.
Tickets £12 | Under 26s £10 - Tel 01776 703 535

theatreFriday 2nd June Dumfriesshire's African Explorer
7.30pm @ Ewart Library, Dumfries
The fascinating life story of explorer Joseph Thomson told through narration, drama and live music by Ian Walker (singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist), Wendy Weatherby (cello), Dave Dewar (narrator) and Dumfriesshire's William Williamson, a direct descendant of Thomson, playing the explorer.
Born in Penpont, later lived in Gatelawbridge, buried in Thornhill, Thomson discovered many previously uncharted parts of Africa.
His successes were rewarded by many titles and awards including the prestigious Royal Geographical Society's gold medal.  Thomson successfully avoided confrontation and bloodshed in his dealings with hostile African tribes.  This was encapsulated in his motto "He who goes gently goes safely, he who goes safely goes far".
Tickets £10 from Midsteeple  01387-253383 or www.ticketsource.co.uk

outdoorSaturday 3rd & Sunday 4th JuneGiant LEGO® Brick Animal Trail
10am-5pm (workshops at 11am) @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Do the LEGO® trail to see the 11 giant LEGO® brick animals around the reserve. 
Take part in an awesome hour-long LEGO brick workshop! There is a LEGO brick frog to make and take home.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. £5pp for workshops. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSaturday 3rd June TARGET WRESTLING
7.00pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. DG9 7AP
Target Wrestling will return to The Ryan Centre for a huge night of hard hitting high octane action featuring all your favorite Target Wrestling superstars!
Already confirmed to be in action is Stranraer's very own Khifie West, The Coyote Kid & Medallion plus lots more TBA! Last year was the biggest show we've ever done in Stranraer, well this... year will be even bigger and better!
Tickets £10.00 (Advance 4 for £30.00) - Tel 01776 703 535

outdoorSunday 4th June Wildlife Photography Workshop
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Wildlife photography workshop with Tom Langlands and Bob Fitzsimmons. Learn how to take fantastic macro photographs of flowers and insects on the reserve. Suitable for beginners and more experienced photographers.
£75 per person. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSunday 4th JuneGLENLUCE VINTAGE TRACTOR RALLY
@ Lady Stair Park, GLENLUCE
Tractor Rally with static displays and a short road run, entertainment for children and adults.
Entry by programme only.
Food available at Maggies Kitchen all proceeds from which will go to Charity.

Week Commencing Monday 5th June:

musicThursday 8th - Sunday 11th June Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival
Come to Kirkcudbright this June and join us at the 20th Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival. 
From the evening of Thursday 8th and through until late on Sunday 11th we will have 15 different bands playing at venues throughout the town, from large halls to cosy dining and jazz.  There are old favourites, bands returning by popular demand and acts coming to Kirkcudbright for the first time.  Celebrations will include the Jazz Parade finishing with a free concert, jazz church services on the Sunday morning and over 50 hours of live jazz to choose from to suit everyone's preferences. 
Make a date now for this June in Kirkcudbright!

outdoorFriday 9th June Bat & Moth Night
8-11pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Freda Seddon from Dumfries Bat Group will give a talk about bats followed by a bat walk around the reserve. Bring warm clothes, a torch and insect repellent.  Alison Robertson, the county moth recorder will see what moths are about!
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicFriday 9th JuneMusic with The Moot
From 8.00pm @ Craft Hotel, 30 South Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HG
Join us for an evening of music with the fabulous The Moot! Enjoy acoustic music from 8pm in our cosy bar.

musicFriday 9th - Sunday 11th June Ukulele Festival of Scotland
@ Crichton Campus, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA
Weekend-long music festival with performers ranging from local Zoe Bestel to the German group Lucky Leles and American artists including Gracie Terzian, Graig Chee & Sarah Maisel, Mike Hind etc.
For full line-up of performers and ticket options, please go to the Festival website:
https://ukulelefestivalofscotland.co.uk/

outdoorSaturday 10th & Sunday 11th JuneGiant LEGO® Brick Animal Trail
10am-5pm (workshops at 11am) @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Do the LEGO® trail to see the 11 giant LEGO® brick animals around the reserve. 
Take part in an awesome hour-long LEGO brick workshop! There is a LEGO brick frog to make and take home.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. £5pp for workshops. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicSaturday 10th JuneAn Evening of Motown
@ The Abbey Inn, Lincluden, Dumfries DG2 0DQ
The Abbey Inn are pleased to present An Evening of Motown. Come along and listen to your motown favourites and a tribute to Tina Turner from Carly Molyneux.
Tickets £4 per person, space is limited so grab a ticket soon to avoid disappointment.
Tickets are available from the bar.

outdoorSunday 11th June Scotland’s Gardens - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ STOCKARTON, Kirkcudbright DG6 4XS
Directions: On B727 Kirkcudbright to Gelston Road. Kirkcudbright three miles, Gelston 5 miles.
This charming garden was started in 1994. The aim has been to create small informal gardens around a Galloway farmhouse, leading down to a lochan, where there are a number of unusual small trees and shrubs. In 1996 a small arboretum of oak, including some very rare ones, was planted as a shelter belt. Teas.
Admission £4.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SC011337

musicSunday 11th June THE SUMMER COUNTRY SHOW
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. DG9 7AP
Join 6 of Irelands top Country stars all on one stage for 'The Summer Country Show' featuring Matt Leavy, Tony Kerr, Gareth Pritchard, Cowboy Larry, Francy Donnelly and Barry Doyle who each will showcase their biggest hit songs that will take you to Nashville and back in one night with a touch of Irish Country magic.
Tickets £19.50 - Tel 01776 703 535

Week Commencing Monday 12th June:

musicThursday 15th JuneAn Evening with Al Mitchell
From 8.30pm @ Craft Hotel, 30 South Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HG
Enjoy an evening with the very talented Al Mitchell! Hear him perform some great solo acoustic music in our cosy bar.

otherFriday 16th June FRED MACAULAY LIVE 2017
8.00pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. DG9 7AP
With so much happening politically at home and abroad, there's no shortage of material for comedians. Fred might not have the answers to political questions, but one thing is for sure he'll have a bloody good laugh about it all. And so will you.
Fred's brand of humour mixes cheek, sarcasm and satire and has entertained people for three decades.
Age restriction: 16+
Tickets £14.00 Conc. £12.00 - Tel 01776 703 535

outdoorSaturday 17th & Sunday 18th JuneGiant LEGO® Brick Animal Trail
10am-5pm (workshops at 11am) @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Do the LEGO® trail to see the 11 giant LEGO® brick animals around the reserve. 
Take part in an awesome hour-long LEGO brick workshop! There is a LEGO brick frog to make and take home.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. £5pp for workshops. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSunday 18th June Scotland’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

otherSunday 18th JuneInternational World Peace Festival
2pm-6pm @ Allanton World Peace Sanctuary, Allanton House, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0RY
Free entry and all welcome!
From 2pm until 4pm we will have a programme of local live music, a Taiko drumming workshop, a Fairtrade Group Cafe, Stalls promoting our theme of 'inclusion', a raffle, and tours of our walled garden.
From 4-5pm we will send our wishes for peace and happiness to all the countries of the world in our World Peace Flag Ceremony. 
From 5-6pm there will be more live music with The Red Kite Band.
The day will end with curry being served for a £5 donation.

Week Commencing Monday 19th June:

otherTuesday 20th JuneDumfries Diabetes Support Group
7 - 9 pm @ St George's Church Hall, Dumfries
A friendly and informal get together. Receive information, advice and share experiences over a cuppa. Please feel free to bring someone for company.
For more information contact Lindsay on 07732 164010.

comedy showFriday 23rd June Andy McGowan Is Mrs Brown
7.30pm. Show Starts 8pm - 11pm (With Intervals) @ Johnstonebridge Community Centre, Kirkbank Road, Johnstonebridge, Lockerbie DG11 1ES
Johnstonebridge Community Centre presents Andy McGowan As Mrs Brown
Fantastic one man stand up show!
Lots of belly laughs guaranteed
Tribute to Mrs Browns Boys.
This show involves a lot of audience participation and a lot of laughs. Andy is also an excellent vocalist and a fab sax player. A great all round entertainer. The Super Mammy of Irish Comedy
Tickets: £8.00 Per Person - available from:  JB Centre & Moffat TIC
Bar, Prize Raffle, Pie n Peas supper £1.50
Adults over 18 Only (Adult Humour) Strictly no Children

outdoorSaturday 24th & Sunday 25th JuneGiant LEGO® Brick Animal Trail
10am-5pm (workshops at 11am) @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Do the LEGO® trail to see the 11 giant LEGO® brick animals around the reserve. 
Take part in an awesome hour-long LEGO brick workshop! There is a LEGO brick frog to make and take home.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. £5pp for workshops. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

kidsSunday 25th June FUNBOX HIGHLAND FLING
2.00pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. DG9 7AP
Hoots mon and help ma boab! Take the high road (or the low road) and get roamin in the gloamin for Funbox's brand new show. Join Anya, Kevin and Gary and Bonzo the dog as they take a trip to the Highlands of Scotland to battle midgies, become monarchs of the glen and hear the skirl of the bagpipes in their latest singalong adventure. You'll need to help us get the Funbox open - which contains everything you need to sing a song or have an adventure.
Packed with family favourites like 'Buy Me A Banana', 'Shove yer granny aff a bus' and ‘The midgies are comin ', as well as brand new songs, Highland Fling is the perfect treat for kids of all ages - from nought to ninety. Wear something Tartan and join the hoolie.
Tickets £11.00 (Family Saver £40.00) - Tel 01776 703 535

outdoorSunday 25th June Scotland’s Gardens - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ SEABANK, Rockcliffe DG5 4QH
Directions: Park in the public car park at Rockcliffe and walk along the Merse to the garden. Disabled parking available adjacent to the house.
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.
Admission £4.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SC011337

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

July 2017

outdoorEvery day in July 2017@ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Giant LEGO® Brick Animal Trail
10am-5pm (workshops at 11am) Do the LEGO® trail to see the 11 giant LEGO® brick animals around the reserve. 
Take part in an awesome hour-long LEGO brick workshop! There is a LEGO brick frog to make and take home.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. £5pp for workshops. Booking is essential.
Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers
10am – 5pm daily
Find out what it is like to be a wildlife ranger and take part in a range of different activities, collecting stamps along the way in your log book! Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Guide in the Hide
11am - 3pm
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

exhibitionUntil Saturday 29th July ‘Brock, paper, scissors’ by Hilary Keating
10am to 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
An exhibition of paper sculptures and other wildlife art by local artist Hilary Keating. 
Free. For more information please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 26th June:

outdoorSunday 2nd July Scotland’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 £5.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 3rd July:

outdoorTuesday 4th 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

outdoorWednesday 5th July 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

musicFriday 7th - Sunday 9th July 2017 Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival
Throughout Newton Stewart & Minnigaff
3 day celebration of traditional Scottish and Irish music in the heart of Galloway featuring concerts, workshops, tune and song sessions, tune and song writing competitions, pipe band...a great weekend altogether! 
Tickets and information available at www.tradmusic.com

theatreSaturday 8th July Luke & Elliott LIVE!: Tour 2017
8pm @ Theatre Royal, Dumfries
Luke and Elliott are a World first! Not only do they hold a joint county record for most jokes told in a single second, they are also the first ever 'Dual-Comics' in the solar system!
Luke & Elliott's 2017 show consists of the 'Cheeky Chappies' telling side-splitting tales and hilarious anecdotes from the not-so-distant past, which set to raise the roof, all with the aid of videos, music and photos from their projector. With their combination of boyish charm and relentless energy, this tour is set to be, as young people would say, 'sick'. But don't worry if you don't know what those words mean! Neither do they!
Join them for an unmissable evening of wit, observation and worry.
Be prepared to laugh like you've never laughed before, to cry like you\'ve never cried before and to sit in your chair like you've never... Well, you get the idea.
All tickets £10 - www.ticketweb.co.uk

outdoorSunday 9th July Scotland’s Gardens - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ DRUMSTINCHALL HOUSE with DRUMSTINCHALL COTTAGE, Drumstinchall, Dalbeattie DG5 4PD
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.
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.
Admission: £5 includes admission to both gardens.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 10th July:

outdoorTuesday 11th 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

outdoorWednesday 12th July 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

outdoorSunday 16th July Scotland’s Gardens - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ BARMAGACHAN HOUSE, Borgue, Kirkcudbright DG6 4SW
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.
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.
Admission: £4.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 17th July:

outdoorTuesday 18th 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

outdoorWednesday 19th July 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

otherWednesday 19th July Brow Well service and social
From 7pm
Join members and friends of Southern Scottish Counties Burns Association (SSCBA) for the annual outdoor Brow Well service, commemorating Robert Burns visit to Brow Well days before his death in 1796.  Service will be conducted by Rev G Moulle with oration by B Kane President of the Robert Burns World Federation. After service social, will be held in The Cairndale Hotel Dumfries, compered by SSCBA secretary John Caskie and music from William McRobert, tickets for social £12 including buffet available from John Caskie 01387710975 / 07711573071

outdoorThursday 20th July Paper Making Workshop
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Make your own paper to take home, using natural resources to decorate it. 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

otherSaturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July Creative Whithorn Art and Craft Trail
@ Whithorn
Over 30 artists and makers exhibiting work in various venues located in the historic town of Whithorn.
Totally free and all venues are open from 11am to 5 pm on the Saturday and from 10am to 4.30pm on the Sunday

outdoorSunday 23rd July Scotland’s Gardens - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ CROFTS, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas DG7 3HX
Directions: A75 to Crocketford, then three miles on A712 to Corsock and New Galloway
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.
Admission £4.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 24th July:

outdoorTuesday 25th 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

outdoorWednesday 26th July 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 27th July Beautiful Butterflies
10am – 12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Find and identify the butterflies out on the meadow.  We may find green veined white, ringlet, meadow brown and tortoiseshell. 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

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August 2017

outdoorEvery day in August 2017@ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers
10am – 5pm daily
Find out what it is like to be a wildlife ranger and take part in a range of different activities, collecting stamps along the way in your log book! Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Guide in the Hide
11am - 3pm
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

exhibitionThroughout August ‘Durham to Dumfries’ Exhibition by Fishburn Art Group
10am to 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Artwork based on local wildlife and scenes of Dumfries and Galloway.
Free. For more information please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 31st July:

outdoorTuesday 1st 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

outdoorWednesday 2nd 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 3rd August Dragons & Damsels
10am – 12 @ 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

Week Commencing Monday 7th August:

outdoorTuesday 8th 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

outdoorWednesday 9th 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 10th August Small Mammal Trapping
10am – 12 @ 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.  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 11th August Caerlaverock Bioblitz: Evening Walk
8pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Caerlaverock NNR, we are holding a Bioblitz at WWT Caerlaverock, in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). Join us on an evening walk around the reserve to look for badgers, bats, moths, otters and any other creatures that come out at night!
FREE
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSaturday 12th August Caerlaverock Bioblitz
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Caerlaverock NNR, we are holding a Bioblitz at WWT Caerlaverock, in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). We will find and identify as many different species of bugs, plants, birds, mammals, amphibians etc as we can, with the help of natural history experts.
FREE
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSunday 13th August Family Writing Workshop
10am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Take this unique opportunity to participate in a nature writing workshop specifically for families, with our Writer in Residence, Karen Lloyd.  Booking is essential. Family event.
£20 per family. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 14th August:

outdoorTuesday 15th 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

otherTuesday 15th AugustDumfries Diabetes Support Group
7 - 9 pm @ St George's Church Hall, Dumfries
A friendly and informal get together. Receive information, advice and share experiences over a cuppa. Please feel free to bring someone for company.
For more information contact Lindsay on 07732 164010.

outdoorWednesday 16th 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 17th August Owl Pellet Dissection
10am – 12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Find out what our barn owls are eating – dissect an owl pellet and work out what all the bones are!  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 21st August:

outdoorTuesday 22nd 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

outdoorWednesday 23rd 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

outdoorSunday 27th August Scotland’s Gardens - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ 3 MILLHALL, Shore Road, Kirkcudbright DG6 4TQ
Directions: On the B727 between Kirkcudbright and Borgue on the west shore of the Dee Estuary. Parking at Dhoon beach public car park, about 3 miles south of Kirkcudbright.
Impressive five acre garden with a large collection of mature shrubs, including rhododendron species, many camellias, perennials hydrangeas and rare southern hemisphere plants. The garden is on a steep hillside running along the rocky shore of the Dee Estuary in Kirkcudbright Bay.
Admission £4.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 28th August:

outdoorTuesday 29th 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

outdoorWednesday 30th 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

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September 2017

outdoorEvery day September 2017 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

exhibitionUntil Saturday 16th September ‘Durham to Dumfries’ Exhibition by Fishburn Art Group
10am to 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Artwork based on local wildlife and scenes of Dumfries and Galloway.
Free. For more information please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

exhibitionFrom Sunday 17th September ‘Back Again’ by Keith Brown
10am to 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Exhibition of paintings representing the arrivals of the geese and ducks that return to the Solway during the winter.
Free. For more information please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 28th August:

outdoorSunday 3rd September 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.
Free. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 4th September:

outdoorMonday 4th - Friday 8th 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: £10, Concession £7.50, Children £5. Booking is essential. Tickets must be paid for in advance.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

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October 2017

Until Saturday 28th October ‘Back Again’ by Keith Brown
10am to 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Exhibition of paintings representing the arrivals of the geese and ducks that return to the Solway during the winter.
Free. For more information please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherMonday 2nd OctoberChalloch SWI (Scottish Women's Institute) -'Newton Stewart Museum'
19:30 - 21:30 @ St Ninian's Church Hall, Newton Stewart
Talk by Kirsty Robertson
Competitions are: (1) Antique item (2) Premature baby hat
Bring your own teacup and bring a friend.
First visit free.
For more information contact Margaret on 01671 403 023

otherTuesday 17th OctoberDumfries Diabetes Support Group
7 - 9 pm @ St George's Church Hall, Dumfries
A friendly and informal get together. Receive information, advice and share experiences over a cuppa. Please feel free to bring someone for company.
For more information contact Lindsay on 07732 164010.

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November 2017

otherMonday 6th NovemberChalloch SWI (Scottish Women's Institute) Annual General Meeting
19:30 - 21:30 @ St Ninian's Church Hall, Newton Stewart
+ Tips and ideas
Competitions are: (1) Pillbox (2) Gift wrapped box
Bring your own teacup and bring a friend.
First visit free.
For more information contact Margaret on 01671 403 023

otherTuesday 14th - Thursday 16th November 3-day Residential Writing Course
@ Durhamhill. Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas, DG7 3HP
3-day residential writing course based at DurhamhilWhether starting out as a writer or seeking to enhance your skills, this is your opportunity to discover your writing potential at our 3-day residential course based at Durhamhill in the beautiful & tranquil Galloway countryside. The tutors are Margaret Elphinstone & Mary Smith, 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 is 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 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 £350, includes. 2/3 nights stay in the 4 star Coach House, or main house, & food. Participants welcome to arrive the preceding evening.
Non- residents fee £250

MORE INFO / TO BOOK:
www.durhamhillcourses.co.uk Tel. Juliet Caird - 07843 476867

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