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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
30/01 - 13/03/16, Snowdrops Festival, Cally Woods, Gatehouse of Fleet
05/02/16 Stargazing for beginners, 7pm. Kirroughtree visitor centre, Galloway Forest Park, booking essential.
06/02 - 27/02/16, Engaging Elements Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright
06/02 - 02/04/16, Lisa Hooper, Tracy Levine, John Threlfall and Christine Hester Smith Exhibition, McGill Duncan Gallery, Castle Douglas
28/02/16, 2 - 5pm Danevale snowdrops and teas

Exhibition, dates tbc, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright
07 - 12/03/16, Galloway Music Festival, Newton Stewart
Easter at Threave Gardens, Castle Douglas and Easter at Kirroughtree Visitor Centre

Galloway Forest Park Festival, Visitor Centres

May dates tbc, Spring Events Weekend, Wigtown Book Town
May Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright
06 - 12/05/16, Newton Stewart Walking Festival
28 - 30/05/16, Spring Fling 2016, UK's leading Art and Craft Open Studios
29 May 2016, 2-5pm, Corsock House, Castle Douglas, Scotland's Garden Scheme
Cally Gardens, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland's Garden Scheme

5 June 2016, 10am - 5.30pm, Cally Gardens, Kirkcudbright, Scotland's Garden Scheme
9 June 2016, 6 - 9pm, Broughton House Garden, Kirkcudbright, Scotland's Garden Scheme
Summer Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

The Wickerman Festival, Best Music Festival in Scotland 2016 cancelled, back in 2017
16th & 17th July, Creative Whithorn
Summer Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

Gatehouse of Fleet Gala Week 2016

Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright
23/09 - 02/10/16, Wigtown Book Festival

to 02/10/16, Wigtown Book Festival
TBC Halloween Special at Kirroughtree, 14 years+
TBC Halloween at Kirroughtree, 6 years+

Bonfire and fireworks display, Newton Stewart
Winter Warmer Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

Christmas at Kirroughtree
Christmas at Threave

N.B. We hope the above list is helpful, though some of the above dates may be subject to change, so we recommend checking with the venues/relevant websites in advance before finalising any plans.


Wigtown Book Festival - Scotland's National Book Town

Wickerman Festival, the best Music Festival in Scotland

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