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For Enjoyment: Elements of Drawing with Dumfries Museum

Dumfries Museum The ObservatoryRotchell Rd,

For Enjoyment has made a huge impact in the last 5 years in Dumfries and across the region. During the last 18 months online provision has been key. For Enjoyment has continued to provide creative outlets through its online formats which have been hugely successful and the impact of these has been a testament to […]

What Lurks Beneath

WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Dumfries, DG1 4RS

This Halloween it’s time to discover…What Lurks Beneath. Are you brave enough to explore the weird and wonderful mysteries of wetland nature? What will you uncover as you make your way around our wetlands on our trail?

50th Anniversary Historical Trail

WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Dumfries, DG1 4RS

WWT Caerlaverock celebrates its 50th anniversary in October 2021. Learn more about Caerlaverock and its history, by following our historical trail around the site. Find out about our founder, Sir Peter Scott, how the ponds, fields and hides got their names, how the wildlife has changed over the years and discover more about the fantastic […]

Halloween Trail: Fiendish fun, treats and trails

Castle Kennedy Gardens Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle KennedyStranraer,

Join us for a spooktacular day out this October! Our Pumpkin Trail and Witch and Wizard Adventure Trails are open every day, with sweet treats waiting at the end! On Sundays, we’ll have even more to take part in with face painting and mischief-making with our Garden Ranger. Hunt for pumpkins and potions in the […]

The Galloway Hoard At Kirkcudbright Galleries

Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4AA, United Kingdom

The Galloway Hoard will arrive at Kirkcudbright Galleries on Saturday 9th October 2021 – and will run until 10th July 2022. Free admission to this exhibition The exhibition will be displayed in Gallery One What is the Galloway Hoard? “One of the most important UK archaeological finds of the century, this incredible discovery comprises more […]

🎃Halloween king street scavenger hunt 🎃

Castle Douglas King Street

🥳 Fun for all 🥳 🎃Halloween king street scavenger hunt 🎃 Get your best Halloween 👻 costume on 🦇 During October half term the community has come together with local baby and toddler group and 3 schools to create a Halloween 🎃 scavenger hunt. Find the hidden letters… what’s the words? See all the decorations […]


Gallery Autumn Exhibition 2021

Harbour Cottage Gallery, Kirkcudbright Castlebank, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

Selling exhibition of painting, drawing, textiles , digital art, mixed media, printmaking, jewellery and glass by Harbour Cottage Gallery’s Invited Artists.


Willow Goose Demonstration

WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Dumfries, DG1 4RS

Find out how to create a large-scale willow structure of flying geese. Over three days between 10am and 4pm each day, local sculptor Geoff Forrest will be demonstrating using willow to create a sculpture. There will be the opportunity to speak to Geoff about how he goes about willow weaving and the challenges of creating […]

Confessions of a Cycle Campaigner with Sally Hinchcliffe

The Frothy Bike Co 77-79 WhitesandsDumfries,

It was while she was still living and cycling in London that Sally Hinchcliffe first became radicalised by the realisation that riding a bike didn't have to mean a daily battle with traffic and double decker buses. Just over the North Sea, the Danes and especially the Dutch were pedalling in paradise, with provision for […]


Good Neighbours: Home & Away – The Tales of the Wayward Goose!

Moat Brae Moat Brae, 101 George Street, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership and the Wild Goose Festival proudly presents this unique evening of science and story, featuring talks from Dr Larry Griffin and Professor Brian Huntley plus performances from the Story-Weavers of Moat Brae. The Gulf Stream is believed by scientists to be weakening and could soon reach a tipping point; many geese […]


Art and Storytelling Workshops for young people

Dumfries Museum The ObservatoryRotchell Rd,

On Thursday 21st October staff from Children in Scotland will be delivering a series of activities to explore our current Living Museums exhibition and people’s experiences of work. The activities are aimed at children, young people and their families. We will explore the exhibition together and then share stories about what jobs we would like […]


Fabrics under the lens – forensic textile conservation

Dumfries Museum The ObservatoryRotchell Rd,

Scientific analysis of fabrics and stains alongside detailed research has uncovered fascinating facts about items in the museum’s collection. For six years Dumfries Museum has been working in partnership with the University of Glasgow Centre for Textile Conservation. This exhibition features items conserved by students and the stories they have uncovered. To ensure that we […]


Scottish Nature Photography Exhibition

Logan Botanic Garden

See the stunning photographs of Scotland's iconic coasts, wildlife and nature. This is a great display of the finalists' photographs.

Free with normal garden entry.

Times Change: Youth Work Through History

Dumfries Museum The ObservatoryRotchell Rd,

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and with support from Historic Environment Scotland, the Living Museums project has been working with young people in Dumfries and Galloway, Stirling and Perth to identify how the museum sector can appeal to and engage young people aged 14-21. The Times Change exhibition is the result of […]


Invigilating @ The Needs Gone Gift Shop

Unit 30, Loreburne Shopping Centre, High Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BD Unit 30, Loreburne CenterDumfries,

Invigilating @The Needs Gone Gift Shop (2021) Roll up, roll up, to The Needs Gone Gift Shop (2021). A shop like no other, nothings for sale (NFS). This site-specific installation, the conclusion of a twenty-one-year aesthetic endeavour, is inspired by Berlin’s Museum Der Dinge (The Museum Of Things) whose Modus Operandi is Open Storage. These […]


Wild Swan Feeds

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, CaerlaverockDumfries,

Experience the sights and sounds of hundreds of swans, ducks and geese at the daily swan feeds! Watch the antics of our wonderful whooper swans, whilst listening to the commentated feed by the warden. Learn about their individual characters and incredible annual migration from Iceland.

Newcastleton Craft Fayre

Newcastleton Village Hall Newcastleton,

Our 4 day Craft Fayre has around 30 crafters taking part. Admission is 50p children free


Games Club

The Devil's Porridge Museum Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, Dumfries and Galloway

Games Club at The Devil's Porridge Museum. Pop round for some after school fun 15:45- 16:45. We have board games and card games. Feel free to bring your favourite games! Ages 7-16. To Book follow the eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/games-at-the-devils-porridge-tickets-172636940737?aff=ebdssbdestsearch or email lauran@devilsporridge.org.uk


The Return of Evileria

Moat Brae Moat Brae, 101 George Street, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

Dates: Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd October Thursday 28th, Friday 29th & Saturday 30th October Doors: 6pm Time: 7pm, 8pm and 9pm It’s Hallowe’en, and the long nights are drawing in. Something despicable has taken root in the Enchanted Land. Something dark, horrid and, well, weird. The books in the library won’t talk […]

£5 – £9

Optics Demonstration

WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Dumfries, DG1 4RS

Take this fantastic opportunity to try before you buy! Experts from Swarovski and Viking will be present on site to demonstrate a range of optics for bird watching including binoculars and telescopes. Booking is essential. 30 minute booking slots are available throughout the day. Please ring the centre on 01387 770200 to book your slot. […]