Spring Fling Bus & Walking Tours: A Creative Adventure in Dumfries and Galloway

This year’s Spring Fling (27th – 29th of May) includes an exciting way to discover creative businesses in Dumfries and Galloway.

Bus tours and walking tours will take visitors to venues across the region, providing a unique opportunity to learn more about the creative businesses in D&G.

The tours will be departing from Dumfries and Stranraer in a 16-seater minibus, and all tours are wheelchair accessible. If you are booking with a wheelchair, please contact the organizers before booking.

The Spring Fling Tours offer an excellent day out for families, friends, or colleagues, and group bookings of more than 4 people are eligible for discounts.


Saturday 27 May

  • The Green Route (departing Dumfries): This tour will visit studios on our green route including studios in Sanquhar, Moniaive, and Thornhill. https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/product/bus-tour-green/
  • The Rhins Tour (departing Stranraer): This tour will take in studios in Portpatrick, Drummore, and the Mull of Galloway, allowing more time around the lighthouse to take in the sights or visit the lighthouse. https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/product/bus-tour-rhins/

Sunday 28 May

  • The East Tour (departing Dumfries): This tour will visit studios in Langholm, Eskdalemuir, and others on the red route. https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/product/bus-tour-east/
  • New & Emerging (departing Dumfries): This tour will visit new and emerging studios between Dumfries to Palnackie. https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/product/bus-tour-new/

Monday 29 May

Wigtown & Surrounding Areas (departing Stranraer): Travelling around studios near Wigtown, Newton Stewart and surrounding areas. https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/product/bus-tour-wigtown/

Pink Route (departing Dumfries): This tour will visit studios around Castle Douglas, Kirkpatrick Durham, and other studios on our pink route. https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/product/bus-tour-pink/

We are running 3 walking tours with Kirkcudbright Art Tours. Join Kirkcudbright Art Tours for a leisurely town walk to learn about Kirkcudbright’s famous artists that came before, including Glasgow Boy E A Hornel, Charles Oppenheimer, and illustrator Jessie M King. Unexpected characters and locations will delight and enhance your visit to Scotland’s Artists’ Town. Spring Fling Artists en route will welcome you into their studios.

These will take place on:
Saturday 27th May – 10.30am
Sunday 28th May – 2pm
Monday 29th May – 10.30am

Find out more here: https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/gettingherearound/

Spring Fling is a vibrant visual art and craft open studios event covering the length and breadth of Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland. Highly regarded as one of the UK’s most successful contemporary visual art and craft events, Spring Fling is Upland CIC’s flagship event. Upland CIC is a bold, ambitious, rural-based visual art and craft development organisation that evolved from Spring Fling CIC in Autumn 2015.

For more information about the Spring Fling Tours and to book tickets, please visit https://www.spring-fling.co.uk/gettingherearound

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