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Kirkdale Estate

 A spectacular coastal estate with holiday cottages in South West Scotland.

Wigtown Book Festival

Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, is just across the bay, 20 minutes drive from Kirkdale Estate.

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Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival

Popular traditional music festival held in early July just 15 minutes drive from Kirkdale Estate.

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Kirroughtree Visitor Centre

Galloway Forest Park, Dark Sky Park, cycling and hill walking events throughout the year at nearby Kirroughtree, Glentrool and Clatteringshaws visitor centres and throughout the park.

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Event Calendar

February - March
Snowdrops Festival Scotland Garden Scheme
Stargazing dates at Clatteringshaws and Kirroughtree
Spring Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

Galloway Music Festival, Newton Stewart
Easter at Threave Gardens, Castle Douglas and Easter at Kirroughtree Visitor Centre

Broughton House and Gardens open to the public till October

Stargazing dates at Kirroughtree

Weekend Spring Book Festival, Wigtown

Newton Stewart Walking Festival
End May bank holiday weekend, Spring Fling - UK's leading Art and Craft Open Studios

Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival

July & August
Gatehouse Gala Week

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival

End Sept to early Oct, Wigtown Book Festival

Wigtown Book Festival
Halloween Special at Kirroughtree, 14 years+
Halloween at Kirroughtree, 6 years+

Bonfire and fireworks display, Newton Stewart

Christmas at Kirroughtree
Christmas at Threave

N.B. We hope the above list is helpful as a quide, we recommend checking exact dates and time with the venues/relevant websites in advance before finalising any plans.


Wigtown Book Festival - Scotland's National Book Town

Newton Stewart Traditional & Acoustic Music Festival

For regular films/cinema listings, please see:

Newton Stewart Cinema

The Fullerton, Castle Douglas

The CatStrand, New Galloway

Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries,

The Odeon, Dumfries