What's on


Do you want to know what’s on during your stay - or an idea of what there is to see and do in the local area? Then we’ve got you covered. Here on this page, we’ll be keeping you up to date with local events, places to visit and just about anything we think our guests would be interested in.


Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
A ten day arts festival running from 20th-29th May



Scotland's Year of Stories

Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 celebrates stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland. 

Stories are a vital part of Scotland’s culture and every community has a different tale to tell. Shared stories, whether spoken, written, sung or filmed are what give a sense of place, history and belonging. This year you can look forward to events by community groups, museums, heritage sites and other visitor attractions with storytelling always at the heart of it. We even have a our very own Escape Room here at the cottage which celebrates  the rich history and fascinating folklore of Irongray, Dumfries and Galloway, and the hills and glens of Scotland.


Scotland's Gardens

Opening a fantastic selection of gardens across Scotland to raise money for hundreds of charities.
Visit www.scotlandsgardens.org for dates, locations and ticket details.

Wild Swan Feeds

WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Experience the sights and sounds of hundreds of swans, ducks and geese at the daily swan feeds! 


The Galloway Hoard at Kirkcudbright Galleries
One of the most important UK archaeological finds of the century, this incredible discovery comprises more than 100 objects, some of which are incredibly rare or unique. Admission is free and runs until 10th July 2022


Later in the year

Doonhame Music Festival - A two day music festival at The Crichton, Dumfries, 22nd-23rd July


Some other sites which you may find useful when planning your stay include:

Visit Scotland

Things to do and see in Dumfries & Galloway

D&G Online

Regularly updated with lots of information about events in Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway! What's going on?

Upcoming events in Dumfries & Galloway