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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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Where can I wild swim?

2 September 2021

Scotland! Yes! Scotland is the perfect place to wild swim as you have a right to swim as part of the right to roam responsibly. The rivers and lochs are ideal with clear, clean burns running into cascading waterfalls that end in magical pools of crystal clear joy. And in here in Dumfries and Galloway…

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Hiking adventures #3 100 walks to try

1 September 2021

Hill walking, hiking, rambling – whatever phrase you use, there is plenty of it to do around Dumfries and Galloway in southwest Scotland. This blog isn’t about any one specific hike or walk but about 100 of them! Yes really! What is the Core Paths List? I’ve recently discovered the local council have published a…

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Swallow Theatre autumn events

30 August 2021

Book now to see Clouds produced by Time & Again Theatre Company on 3rd & 4th September at the Swallow Theatre, Ravenstone – about 15 minutes drive from Wigtown. This fantastic small theatre has got itself Covid ready and is showing these performances in an open air marquees with a wet-weather option of socially distanced…

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Hiking adventures #2 The Merrick

27 August 2021

Conquer southwest Scotland’s highest peak – the Merrick! It’s a day trip from Wigtown and if you choose only one hill walk or hike during your stay it should be this one. At 843m high, The Merrick is the highest peak in these parts and known as a Corbett in hill height classification. Family activity…

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Can I staycation in Scotland?

3 August 2021

Yes, you can! This has definitely been the year of staycations, but it’s still been a bit confusing with travellers from some parts of England being prevented from coming to Scotland earlier in the summer. Thankfully that is no longer the case. Since 19 July, you can stay overnight in Scotland from England, Wales, Northern…

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Bird watching heaven

1 August 2021

It may only be the start of August, but I know that the cooler autumnal weather will be on its way soon and personally it’s my favourite season of the year. The cool, crisp fresh mornings are my favourite time and it is an excellent time of year to visit, especially for those wishing to…

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