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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

September 2017

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

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

outdoorEvery weekend throughout September Wildlife Detectives Trail
10am till 5pm @ RSPB Mull of Galloway, Stranraer DG9 9HP
Free activity for kids. Complete our 'Wildlife Detectives Trail' and win a free prize.

Week Commencing Monday 25th September:

outdoorWednesday 27th September Wednesday Wildlife Walk
From 1pm @ RSPB Mull of Galloway, Stranraer DG9 9HP
The Mull of Galloway is a hive of activity with buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies and birds a plenty. Join us for a guided walk to learn more about our wonderful wildlife. Bring binoculars if you have some, suitable clothing and stout footwear.
Walk departs from the RSPB Mull of Galloway Visitor Centre at 1pm.
Price: Adults £3, Children £1.50. Under 5 go free. RSPB members 20% off.

outdoorFriday 29th September Red Squirrel Information Day
From 11am @ The Coach House, Hoddom Castle, Lockerbie, DG11 1AS
Meet the people working to protect red squirrels in South Scotland and find out how you can get involved. Teas and coffees will be served at 11am and talks will commence at 11.20am until 12.45pm. We'll reconvene at 2pm and you'll be able to learn about the ways you can help our important conservation work - reporting squirrel sightings, taking part in our spring survey, local monitoring, community engagement, and the trap loan scheme. The day will end at 4pm.
The cost to take part is £10 which includes tea/coffee, soup and sandwich lunch.
Please email jim.rae2012 @ gmail.com or phone 07739 987 009 to book.

otherFriday 29th SeptemberMcMillan Coffee Morning
10am - 12pm @ Johnstonebridge Community Centre DG11 1ES
Please come and join us at the centre for a cuppa and a natter... whilst helping such a great cause. At some point in our lives either we or someone we know receives exceptional help from these extraordinary people.

otherSaturday 30th SeptemberAn Indian Extravaganza
7-00 for 7-30pm @ Ringford Village Hall, Castle Douglas DG7 2AL
Ringford Village Hall's Annual Fund raising event with all profits going to British Heart Foundation Scotland.
Home cooked curries and bar.
Tickets £10 each from Ian - please phone 01557 820340.

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

October 2017

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

outdoorEvery day October 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.
Wild swan feeds
11am and 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary from the warden.
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 25th September:

musicSunday 1st October Glasgow Phoenix Choir: A Choral Celebration
2.30pm @ Richard Greenhow Centre, Central Avenue, Gretna, DG16 5AQ
THE GLASGOW PHOENIX CHOIR is delighted to be performing a concert in celebration of the centenary of All Saints' Episcopal Church, Gretna. The Glasgow Phoenix Choir rose out of the ashes of the world-famous Glasgow Orpheus Choir and this year celebrates 117 years of choral excellence - 67 years as the Glasgow Phoenix Choir and 50 years as the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. The choir flourishes under the guidance of our conductor Marilyn J Smith MBE and Cameron Murdoch, accompanist and depute conductor. The choir performs over 20 concerts per year and each involves a range of music from choral standards to new music and, in addition, we feature many delightful solo performances by choir members.
All Saints' Episcopal Church was built in 1917 by the Ministry of Munitions to serve the large Anglican population working in the area's armaments factories. Designed by Geoffrey Lucas in early Christian style, the nave roof sweeping out over the aisles. The Arts & Crafts furnishings were also designed by Lucas and the wood carving was executed by Lawrence Turner. Substantial refurbishment has not altered the fittings or the character of the church.
Tickets: £10.00 from All Saints Episcopal Church at the Wednesday 'Coffee & Chat' from 10.00-13.00 or Tel: 01461 758945 / phylliselias @ aol.com Or at the Door on the Day.

Week Commencing Monday 2nd October:

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

otherSaturday 7th & Sunday 8th OctoberCraft Fair
10:00am to 4:00pm @ RFT Hall Hightae
19 Stalls of different crafts.
Entry Adults £1.50 Children FREE
Admission includes free tea/coffee and home baked cakes

musicSaturday 7th October Back 2 Back
7:30pm - Midnight @ Johnstonebridge Community Centre DG11 1ES
Come and join us for a great night of Music and Dancing...
Top Class Entertainment from a local duo...
Licenced Bar and of course a Raffle.
TICKETS £7.50 

musicSaturday 7th October A Night of Live Music and Dance with Cafe Largo
7:30pm @ Assembly Rooms (Masonic Hall), George St, Dumfries
This popular six-piece Stewartry-based band play songs from the last 9 decade with a latin/jazzy feel for easy listening and dancing. With bar and superb entertainment.
Tickets £6 from Barnstorm Records or online.
Why not join in the dancing, sing along or just sit back and enjoy the atmosphere.
See www.cafelargo.co.uk or bands' Facebook page for more details

outdoorSunday 8th October Dawn Flight
6.45am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join the wardens as we open early to experience the wild geese lighting in against the dawn sky. The coffee shop will also be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls.  Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSunday 8th October Moth evening: Ivy & Sugaring
8pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
As part of National Moth Night 2017, we will be looking at moths at WWT Caerlaverock. The theme is 'ivy and sugaring' so we will look at ivy to see what moths are attracted to it and find out why it is such an important plant for insects. We will also see what moths we can attract with sugar!
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

filmSunday 8th OctoberCAMPLE LINE SCREENING - James Benning and Stan Brakhage
6pm @ Cample Line, Cample Mill, Thornhill, DG3 5HD
Stan Brakhage, The Wonder Ring, 1955 (5.30mins, no sound)
James Benning, RR, 2007 (1h 16mins)
Both films will be screened in our upstairs space on 16mm format. With grateful thank to the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre for the use of their 16mm projector, and Arsenal in Berlin and Light Cone in Paris for supplying the prints.
This is a rare opportunity to see the work of California-based filmmaker James Benning, acclaimed for his 16mm durational films. Benning’s work is rarely presented in the UK and RR - the last film he shot on 16mm - will be shown on its original format.
RR bears all the hallmarks of Benning’s approach to filmmaking: static shots, long takes and a profound understanding of the nature of duration and time. How these factors are experienced in landscape and in film are here explored through a compelling medium: the American railroad, and in particular the passage of the freight train through American continent.
This film is the product of two years of filming by Benning and for which he assembled footage of trains throughout the U.S., depicting their movement through the frame of a static camera in a variety of surroundings. In one of the longest takes, a freight train takes a good eleven minutes until it leaves the picture.
From start to finish, we see the often vast freight trains in their entirety, passing from idyllic and pristine landscapes to more populated and disfigured spaces, and finally through to the ends of the continent.
We are delighted to screen an early short film made by Stan Brakhage in 1955 when he was just 22 years old, and commissioned by artist Joseph Cornell to document New York City’s Third Avenue elevated train before it was destroyed.
The films will be followed by a response from filmmaker and sound artist Mark Lyken. Mark will talk about RR in the context of James Benning’s film work, and about how it relates to his own practice.
Please join us for a unique event. Booking required | please email info @ campleline.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 9th October:

Week Commencing Monday 16th October:

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.

musicThursday 19th October Absolute Classics presents Dulcinea Quartet
7.30pm @ Annan Academy, Annan
Programme:
Haydn String Quartet in G minor 'Rider' op.74 no.3
Takemitsu A way a lone
Interval
Mendelssohn String Quartet A minor
Adults £15, Under 26 Free
More at www.absoluteclassics.co.uk

musicFriday 20th October Absolute Classics presents Dulcinea Quartet
7.30pm @ Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright
Programme:
Judith Weir String Quartet
Barber String Quartet
Interval
Puts Credo
Danish Quartet Woodworks, a set of Danish folk songs
Adults £15, Under 26 Free
More at www.absoluteclassics.co.uk

musicSaturday 21st October Absolute Classics presents Dulcinea Quartet
7.30pm @ Holywood Village Hall, Dumfries
Programme:
Haydn String Quartet in G minor 'Rider' op.74 no.3
Takemitsu A way a lone
Interval
Mendelssohn String Quartet A minor
Adults £15, Under 26 Free
More at www.absoluteclassics.co.uk

musicSunday 22nd October Absolute Classics presents Dulcinea Quartet
3.30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms, Thornhill
Programme:
Judith Weir String Quartet
Barber String Quartet
Interval
Puts Credo
Danish Quartet Woodworks, a set of Danish folk songs
Adults £15, Under 26 Free
More at www.absoluteclassics.co.uk

outdoorSunday 22nd October Dusk Flight
4.30-6pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Watch the barnacle geese flight out to the Solway mudflats to their night-time roost. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicSunday 22nd OctoberAlabama 3 - Acoustic
@ The Venue, 6-7 Church Pl, Dumfries DG1 1BW
You may associate Brixton band Alabama 3 with moody track ‘Woke Up This Morning’ that became the theme song to The Sopranos.  But they are set to perform special acoustic & unplugged shows this October.
A group that blend a rich array of music styles and genres into one big sonic melting pot, Alabama 3 will perform a stripped back acoustic show in Dumfries, featuring three members from the band including Larry Love (vocals), Rock Freebase (guitar), and Harpo Strangelove (harmonica).
With a vast back catalogue of studio albums to choose from that traverse a myriad of blues, country, electro and trip-hop Alabama 3’s acoustic show brings a whole new dimension to the songs made famous by Alabama 3. This isn’t acid house music, this is country/gospel/delta blues, but played with a rhythm you’ve still got to dance to.
By performing in this stripped down acoustic way the band’s aim was to show the songs in a format reminiscent of the people that have been their inspiration, chiefly the old Delta Blues players like Fred MacDowell and Bukka White.

Week Commencing Monday 23rd October:

otherSaturday 28th OctoberFriends of Loch Arthur Coffee Morning and Craft Fair
From 10.00 - 12.00 @ The Usual Place, Academy Street, Dumfries DG1 1BZ
Sociable coffee morning and craft fair in support Loch Arthur Community. Delicious food, good people and lovely crafts. 
Suggested donation: £3.50

outdoorSaturday 28th October Pumpkin Carving
2-4.30pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Use inspiration from the wildfowl at Caerlaverock to carve your own pumpkin.  Take part in other Halloween craft activities.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSaturday 28th October Monsters Ball for Macmillan
Arrivals at 6.30 for a 7pm start.  Carriages at 12.30am.  @ Comlongon Castle, Clarencefield, Dumfries DG1 4NA
The Monsters Ball for Macmillan is back for its 3rd spooktacular year!  Proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
What better way to celebrate Halloween than in a genuine haunted castle?!  Our gruesome guests will be treated to a sumptuous two course hog roast banquet (vegetarian/vegan alternatives will be offered) with an array of ghoulish sides and desserts, after which you will be invited to join our host and storyteller Susi Briggs in the castle keep for the tragic tale of Comlongon's resident ghost, Lady Marion Carruthers!  Then dance the night away with live music by Gina Lawson from Electric Velvet, marvel at a bit of close-up magic from our magician and trickster Ryan Stokes, and our favourite medium Laura Montgomery will be back with us again offering her mini tarot readings in the drawing room!  There will also be lots of fang-tastic goodies up for grabs in our charity auction and raffle.
Fancy dress is optional, but we encourage you to join in the Halloween fun and come in costume - so dress to scare, as there will be prizes for the best costumes!
Tickets are £40 and this includes meal and creepy cocktails on arrival, as well as all your eerie entertainment! 
Tickets available from our facebook page, www.facebook.com/dumfriesmonstersball or email dumfriesmonstersball @ hotmail.com.
To help with transport, our fright bus will again be running to transport guests to and from the castle from the Whitesands in Dumfries.  Please see our facebook page for details.

musicSaturday 28th October Brass Band Concert
7.30pm @ Carsphairn Church DG7 3TQ
Return visit to Carsphairn Church by Dunaskin Doon Band after last year's much acclaimed concert. The event will start at 7.30pm and light refreshments will be served during the interval.
As last year, there will be no admission charge, but donations at the door are requested in aid of church funds .

otherSunday 29th OctoberSoup and Sweet
@ Fleet Valley Care Home, 43 Fleet Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2JT
Serving selection of soup and sweet. Tickets £5.
T: 01557 814449

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

November 2017

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

outdoorEvery day November 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.
Wild swan feeds
11am and 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary from the warden.
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 30th October:

otherFriday 3rd NovemberHalloween Party
6pm -8pm @ Johnstonebridge Community Centre DG11 1ES
Everyone is Invited!!
Play Games With Molly Mixture & Spiderman Hot-dogs  -” Hamburgers - Licenced Bar Free entry & Prizes for fancy dress !
Generous Sponsorship from the Johnstonebridge Community Council

outdoorSunday 5th November Writing Workshop
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Take this unique opportunity to participate in a nature writing workshop with our Writer in Residence, Karen Lloyd.  Booking is essential.
£30pp. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 6th November:

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

musicThursday 9th November Sunjay
7.30pm @ Swallow Theatre, Mosspark Whithorn, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8DR
SunjaySunjay is pretty much the antithesis of your typical denim clad dishevelled folk and blues musician. From his perfectly groomed hair to his spotlessly shining winkle picker boots he walks onto the stage every inch the "city slicker". When Sunjay starts to play the guitar and sing, you are transported to a world where blues and country music meld seamlessly amidst humid mangrove swamps and red neck barbecues. Sunjay is, without doubt, the real deal.
Sunjay's earliest memories are, as a four-year old, learning Buddy Holly songs from his dad.  How ironic it is that he was recently invited to play Buddy in the touring stage show of "Buddy Holly and The Cricketers". The show's producers were very impressed with Sunjay's singing and playing as well as his familiarity with Buddy's repertoire......''and the fact that he's skinny and wears glasses was a bonus!''
From those early childhood steps Sunjay has in every sense, grown up in public, having performed regularly to ever increasing audiences from the age of seven. Now, still only in his mid-twenties, Sunjay has become a master guitarist, who has crafted his show to perfection.   He also has an encyclopaedic knowledge of his music, and a wicked sense of humour.
An evening with Sunjay is an evening of exquisite blues, country and folk music combined with a master class in guitar playing interspersed with hilarious anecdotes....and even the occasional Buddy Holly song. But if he asks you to meet him at midnight down at the crossroads... think twice.
Tickets: £12.50  Box Office: 01988 850368

otherSaturday 11th NovemberWinter Fayre
@ Fleet Valley Care Home, 43 Fleet Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2JT
Various stalls, tombola, home baking.  Anyone wishing to book a stall please contact the Home.  Tickets £2.50.
T: 01557 814449

outdoorSunday 12th November Dawn Flight
6.30am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join the wardens as we open early to experience the wild geese lighting in against the dawn sky. The coffee shop will also be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls.  Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSunday 12th NovemberWinter Fayre
@ Fleet Valley Care Home, 43 Fleet Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2JT
Various stalls. tombola. cake and candy.
T: 01557 814449

Week Commencing Monday 13th November:

otherMonday 13th NovemberDumfries Christmas Fair
4pm - 7.30pm @ Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Dumfries DG1 4TA
Entry £6 on the door to include nibbles and a cocktail.
There is an exciting array of new stallholders plus your  favourite "regulars" selling everything from unusual gifts to fabulous children's clothes and a host of lovely things in-between!  We are also thrilled that this year, for the first time, we have a "Foodhall" selling a delicious selection of foods from all over the country - do come and stock up!  You can do all your Christmas shopping under one roof, with free parking right outside the door. 
However the real plus is that you will be supporting our two chosen charities which this year are CLIC Sargent Scotland and D & G Blood Bikes, our local charity.  All profits plus 10% of all you spend will be split between these two well deserving charities.  Please come and support them and bring your friends.  We look forward to hopefully seeing you there.

otherTuesday 14th NovemberDumfries Christmas Fair
10am - 3.30pm @ Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Dumfries DG1 4TA
Entry £4 on the door.
There is an exciting array of new stallholders plus your  favourite "regulars" selling everything from unusual gifts to fabulous children's clothes and a host of lovely things in-between!  We are also thrilled that this year, for the first time, we have a "Foodhall" selling a delicious selection of foods from all over the country - do come and stock up!  You can do all your Christmas shopping under one roof, with free parking right outside the door. 
However the real plus is that you will be supporting our two chosen charities which this year are CLIC Sargent Scotland and D & G Blood Bikes, our local charity.  All profits plus 10% of all you spend will be split between these two well deserving charities.  Please come and support them and bring your friends.  We look forward to hopefully seeing you there.

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

outdoorSaturday 18th November 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 photographs of the geese and swans present 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

outdoorSunday 19th November Walk with the Warden
1-2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join the warden on a walk around the reserve to see the geese, swans and other wildfowl wintering at this world renowned wetland reserve.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 20th November:

outdoorSunday 26th November Dusk Flight
3.30-5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Watch the barnacle geese flight out to the Solway mudflats to their night-time roost. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

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

December 2017

outdoorEvery day December 2017Guide 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.
Wild swan feeds
11am and 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary from the warden.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 27th November:

xmasSaturday 2nd December Caerlaverock Christmas Fayre
1-4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Visit a wide range of craft and food stalls at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre at our Christmas Fayre.
Free.

outdoorSunday 3rd December Dawn Flight
7am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join the wardens as we open early to experience the wild geese lighting in against the dawn sky. The coffee shop will also be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls.  Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
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 4th December:

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January 2018

outdoorEvery day January 2017Wild swan feeds
11am and 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary from the warden.
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 1st January:

outdoorMonday 1st January 2018 New Year’s Day Bird Race
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Start the year by challenging our warden to see how many bird species you can spot in a day.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

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

Ongoing Exhibitions

exhibition1st August until 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

exhibition Wednesday 13th September - Monday 9th october Illustrate
@ Unit 3 Gallery, Bladnoch Bridge Estate, Wigtown, DG8 9AB
Unit Three Gallery's latest exhibition - an exciting, inciteful exhibition into the world of the book illustrator. Seven artists have been asked to exhibit work from a project they have been involved in alongside the finished book. The books featured range from poetry to children's stories and the artwork featured includes lino cuts, monotype prints, pen and ink work, digital art and a pop up book. Featured in the Wigtown Book Festival programme of events with two workshops planned for the first weekend of the festival.
Free admission, children welcome, dog friendly, disabled access. Open Mon-Sat, please see website for times

exhibition Sunday 17th September - 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

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