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Wigtown Book Festival

Since 1997, Wigtown has been Scotland’s National Book Town.

The ten day Wigtown Book Festival at the end of September is an annual event and is one of the top book festivals in Scotland.

Our self catering holiday accommodation makes an ideal base, being just 20 minutes from Wigtown Book Festival.

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

Fast becoming one of Scotland’s most popular traditional music festivals, the Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival is held annually over the 2nd weekend in July in nearby Newton Stewart and Minnigaff. The event includes concerts, workshops, tune and song sessions, pipe band performance, tune and song writing competitions and features well known music.

Events Calendar

February – March

  • Snowdrops Festival, Cally Woods, Gatehouse of Fleet.
  • Stargazing, Kirroughtree visitor centre, Galloway Forest Park, booking essential.
  • Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright.
  • Exhibition, McGill Duncan Gallery, Castle Douglas.
  • Danevale snowdrops and teas


  • Exhibition, dates tbc, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright.
  • 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.
  • Newton Stewart Walking Festival
  • Spring Fling, UK’s leading Art and Craft Open Studios.
  • Scotland’s Garden Scheme garden openings.
  • Cally Gardens, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland’s Garden Scheme.


  • Cally Gardens, Kirkcudbright, Scotland’s Garden Scheme.
  • Broughton House Garden, Kirkcudbright, Scotland’s Garden Scheme.
  • Summer Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright.


  • Creative Whithorn.
  • Summer Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright.


  • Gatehouse of Fleet Gala Week


  • Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright
  • Wigtown Book Festival


  • Early October, Wigtown Book Festival.
  • TBC Halloween Special at Kirroughtree.


  • Bonfire and fireworks display, Newton Stewart.
  • Winter 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.

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