Dumfries Gets Set For 2023 Rood Fair

The historical Dumfries ‘Rood Fair’ is making a return to the Whitesands at the this week and weekend , D&G Council will have road closures and diversions set in place ( Full info below). The fair itself runs from Wednesday the 27th  September until Sunday the 1st of October. (opening times – Wed to Fri 6pm and sat/sun 1pm)


Dumfries and Galloway Council has made an Order under Section 16a of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to temporarily close C202n Dockhead and A781 Whitesands (including part of National Cycle Route No. 7) from 18:00 hours on Monday 25th September 2023 to 22:00 hours on Sunday 1st October 2023.


The closure is necessary in the interests of road safety for occupation of part of the carriageway to allow for holding of the Annual Rood Fair.


The alternative routes are:-


  1. C202n Dockhead closed to northbound traffic – via St Michaels Bridge Road, St Michael Street and Nith Street.


  2. A781 Whitesands closed to southbound traffic between Bank Street and Nith Street – via Bank Street, Irish Street and Nith Street.


  3. National Cycle Route No. 7 closed on Dockhead between St Michaels Bridge Road and Nith Street – northbound follow diversion as above and southbound rejoin carriageway at Nith Street/Dockhead junction. Note – the cycle route will also be diverted through the car park area in Dock Park.


    Roads Manager, Dumfries and Galloway Council,

    Communities, Roads & Infrastructure,