Scotland Starts Here

26 April 2022

Did you know there is a great App to help visitors to the south of Scotland find their way around and discover hidden gems during their stay? The App is from the team behind the Scotland Starts Here website. And there is tons of great stuff on the App that you won’t see on the…

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Spring comes to Southfield House

Spring comes to Southfield

19 April 2022

It’s spring and now that Easter has passed we are truly getting ready for our busiest time of year. The blossoms at the bottom of the Orchard are starting to put on their annual show – its our favourite time of year to be out in the garden, getting everything ready to put on its…

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Spring attractions

Spring Attractions

26 February 2022

This is easily my favourite time of year. The weather may not be playing ball just yet, but on a sunny day in the garden you can just see that spring is on its way. Snowdrops have been blooming for a few weeks now and we can see flecks of yellow amongst the greens of…

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YS2022 Southfield House Stories Ailsa Craig

Southfield Stories – Ailsa Craig

7 February 2022

VisitScotland has declared 2022 as the Year of Stories. We wanted to share with you some tales from around Dumfries & Galloway and southern Ayrshire that you may not know or have heard. We hope they will give an added something to your visit to the area, or entice you to plan an adventure here…

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Seeking snowdrops in Galloway

Seeking snowdrops in Galloway

1 February 2022

Do you start looking eagerly for the arrival of small white flower heads, still tightly closed, poking their heads through the fallen leaves in January & February? When we first moved to the Wigtownshire peninsula (known as the Machars) we were delighted by the carpets of snowdrops that covered our woodlands. It became an annual…

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Coronovirus update

25 January 2022

The rules for visiting Scotland and restrictions within Scotland in hospitality venues have changed from today. Most of the rules put in place as a result of the Omicron variant have now been relaxed but we ask you to please check before you book. In order to keep you up to date, please take a…

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Covid-19 update

29 November 2021

The rules regarding international travellers to Scotland are set to change on 30 November. For fully vaccinated travellers arriving from a non-red list country, they will need to take a Day 2 PCR test and then self-isolate until they are able to produce a negative result. If the result is positive then you must isolate…

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What is St Andrew’s Day?

23 November 2021

St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, is celebrated on 30 November each year. There is a national bank holiday in Scotland to mark the occasion, known as St Andrew’s Day. Christians believe Andrew was one of the disciples of Jesus Christ. He was martyred for his beliefs in Greece around 60AD. But he believed he…

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Enjoy a Great Day Out this winter

16 November 2021

Did you know VisitScotland has just launched a new campaign to attract visitors to Scotland? It’s called Great Days Out and participating businesses are offering up to 50% off entry tickets. Dumfries and Galloway has seven businesses who have been awarded funding and many of them are not so very far from Wigtown. And there…

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Five activities for October half-term

16 September 2021

The autumn is one of my favourite times in the southwest of Scotland and for visitors there are still plenty of activities to take part in. Inside or out there is a huge range of activities and here’s our top five of things not to miss. Be advised that owing to Coronavirus restrictions we HIGHLY…

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