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Area: Dumfries Galloway

Category Arts Festivals

'Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival supports people in some of the region’s most rural areas to experience world class performing arts. We bring the best local and national artists to our communities; we invest in our performing artists; introduce our young people to live performance and engage people of all ages, from all walks of life, with our imaginative programme.' Normally held Mid July.

'Meets monthly ... to discuss astronomy and space topics and hosts occasional public events to promote astronomy. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. We take a break from June to August when it isn’t dark enough to see the night sky.'

Category Local Heritage

'Whithorn is the site of the earliest Christian community in Scotland, which created the first inscribed Christian monument – known as the Latinus stone – around 450AD ... During the summer and autumn of 2020, the Whithorn Trust and AOC Archaeology Group co-hosted a series of lectures focussing on Whithorn and Galloway in the early medieval period. They were put together as part of the development stage of a new project through which we hope to build a reconstruction of Whithorn’s late 8th-early 9th century Northumbrian church. '

'A ten day literary celebration in Scotland's National Book Town. Wigtown is a traditional market town, set in the beautiful countryside of Dumfries & Galloway, south-west Scotland. It is also Scotland's National Book Town, a designation that reflects its dozen or so secondhand bookshops and annual literary festival.' Normally held Late September.

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