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Additional Support Needs in Education – a guide by Iain Nisbet

Closeburn House School, DG3 5HP Closeburn House School, Thornhill

Join us as we host another Parent Information event. Understanding the rights of Children and Young People in Education can be challenging. The Options Autism schools in Scotland would like to welcome you to a presentation by Iain Nisbet, one of Scotland's top Lawyers in Education Law. After a brief introduction to Options Autism, Iain […]


Lincluden Abbey and Robert Burns

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

An illustrated talk exploring the fascinating history of Lincluden Abbey and how these medieval ruins went on to inspire Robert Burns. Free event, no need to book, just turn up.


Open Hoose: Climate Kitchen

The Stove Network 100 High Street, Dumfries

The Climate Kitchen, run by local community members, is a space for learning, sharing, contributing and working together to do something positive for the climate! This month’s meet-up theme is ‘Preparing for Election; Presentations on Politics and Climate’. We will be joined by guest speakers Benjamin Franks, Ian Gasse and Neil from Climate Kitchen. Benjamin […]


Second 50th Anniversary talk – ‘Dead interesting: a whistlestop tour of Scottish graveyards’

Wanlockhead Community Centre Goldscaur Row, Wanlockhead, United Kingdom

Part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Museum of Lead Mining. Talk - Historic graveyards are full of life: stone libraries brimming with stories and experiences that connect us people, places and times past. Join me for a whistle-stop tour of some of the Scottish graveyards I’ve investigated alongside local volunteers. My […]


Thinking Space with Dr Kevin Wilson

Dark Space Planetarium The Johnston, St Mary Street,, Kirkcudbright

Join chartered consultant psychologist and consultant on infectious diseases Dr Kevin Wilson to discuss the affects of space exploration on psychology and human health. Embark on a cosmic journey into the psyche as we explore the fascinating intersection of space travel and psychiatric conditions. We’ll be discussing the unique challenges astronauts face as they navigate […]

The Glenkens Story: The last Global Warming in the Glenkens

Catstrand High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, United Kingdom

Geologist Alan Gibbs describes the impact of the melting glaciers in Galloway and the landscapes they have left us. For a pre-talk lunch, please advance book by calling 01644 420 374.

£4.00 – £15.00

Open Hoose – Nith Life

The Stove Network 100 High Street, Dumfries

Part of our Open Hoose Programme and inspired by conservation initiatives across the country, a new group wants to question and explore what exactly a Conservation Trust for the River Nith might look like. This is the ideal opportunity for those passionate about protecting one of our most extraordinary natural assets to get together and […]


Vision and Action Meeting – Creative Stranraer

Wigtownshire Rugby Club Ladies Walk, Stranraer

At this Vision and Action meeting, there will be an update on the current projects that are in progress around Stranraer. The Vision and Action meetings are becoming the place to be informed about the major projects that are being developed to shape the future of Stranraer. In June, the community spotlight goes to Joshua […]


The Spread of Trades Unionism in Dumfries and Maxwelltown

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Talk: The Spread of Trade Unionism in Dumfries and Maxwelltown, 1831-1914 Local historian Ian Gasse will examine trade union campaigns to obtain a ‘fair wage’ and an eight-hour day. Free to attend, no need to book. Organised as part of the latest exhibition in Dumfries Museum ‘Fighting for Justice: Strikes and Protests in Dumfries 1770-1920’.


Medieval Death and What Followed

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Discover stories of the death of Robert the Bruce, and some of his companions. Find out how people were buried in medieval times, what they believed happened after death, with folklore and ghost stories from that era. You’ll also be able to see medieval gravestones and some bones including bones from the Bruce’s skeleton. A […]


Story Collecting Afternoon

Annan Museum Bank Street, Annan

Our next exhibition at Annan Museum will be 'Legends of Old Annandale', exploring Border ballads, folklore, curiosities, and strange tales. You can expect stories of ghosts, border reivers, tricksters, lovers parted, witches, and much more. But we don't want to miss out on your favourite tale from Annandale so we'd love to hear from you […]


Tales from Medieval Times

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Join our storyteller for tales of foolish kings, saints, travellers, tricksters and pilgrims. All the stories were enjoyed in medieval times, and are suitable for adults and older children.


Ordinary Folk, Extraordinary Stories: David Quinn

Quarrymen's Arts Centre, Creetown Hill Street, Creetown, United Kingdom

A series featuring local people who've done amazing things. Join us for an evening with David Quinn. An internationally-touring alternative rock musician in the 1980s who is now a renowned landscape photographer, David has been creating art in one form or another since time began. He's been called one of the inventors of grunge rock […]


Crafting Connections – DUMFRIES – Easterbrook Bistro

Easterbrook Bistro Crichton Royal, Bankend Road, Dumfries

🎨🏞️ Calling all Creatives in Dumfries & Galloway! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎨 🌟 Exciting News 🌟 I'm thrilled to invite you to the Crafting Connections Workshop Series at Easterbrook Bistro in The Crichton, Dumfries! 🎉 Join me for 5 weeks of artistic fun, starting February 21st, 2024! 🎉 💡 Unleash your creativity with diverse art forms, build new […]