Events


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Useful links to some main events or sites of interest:

www.wigtownbookfestival.com – Wigtown Book Festival

www.wigtownshow.org.uk – Wigtown Show

www.wigtownshireu3a.org.uk – Wigtownshire U3A

RSPB Crook of Baldoon

www.swallowtheatre.co.uk – The Swallow Theatre

www.isleofwhithorn.com – Isle of Whithorn (Machars Movies)

www.forestryandland.gov.scot – Forestry and Land Scotland

www.nscinema.co.uk – Newton Stewart Cinema

www.catstrand.com – CatStrand Theatre

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12:00 AM - Book Club
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01 Aug
01/08/2022    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigtown Community Week - Foggie Toddle Books presents Storytime with Jayne.  Monday 1st August 2022 at Foggie Toddle Bookshop, 2pm.
02 Aug
02/08/2022    
12:00 am
Creetown Silver Band Music Classes.  Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm at the Quarrymen's Art Centre in Creetown.  Instruments provided on loan and tuition free. There is [...]
02 Aug
02/08/2022    
All Day
Summer Roadshows, Youth Enquiry Service, various dates and locations locally including Garlieston Playing Fields 1pm-4pm on 26th July;  The Park, Whauphill 6pm-9pm on 26th July;  [...]
02 Aug
02/08/2022    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tai Chi, Kirkinner Hall, Tuesday mornings 10am-12noon.  All ages welcome.  Beginners always welcome.  Call Sue Casswell on 01988 500380 or message her on facebook.
03 Aug
03/08/2022    
All Day
Wigtown Show.  Wednesday 3rd August 2022.  Details to be announced.
03 Aug
03/08/2022    
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Yogi Kids Yoga, New Luce Hall, Wednesdays 9.30am-10.15am.  For ages 3-5.  £3 per session. Book on via Yogi Kids Yoga page on Facebook.
03 Aug
03/08/2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Introduction to Foraging.  Way of the Wild.  Garlieston Beach on Wednesday 3rd August from 930am-12.30pm. This full-day aims to introduce individuals to the practice of [...]
04 Aug
04/08/2022    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigtown Community Week: Home-made Kite Competition.  The Old Show Field, Wigtown on Thursday 4th August 2022 at 2pm. Make your own kite at home and [...]
04 Aug
04/08/2022    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thor: Love and Thunder (12A), Newton Stewart Cinema,  Friday 29th July, Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July, Tuesday 2nd August, Wednesday 3rd August and [...]
04 Aug
04/08/2022    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Unit3 Poetry Reading Group, Thursday 4th August 2022, Bowling Clubhouse, Wigtown at 7.30pm. Theme this time:  Birds Unit 3 poetry reading group meets on the [...]
05 Aug
05/08/2022    
All Day
Summer Roadshows, Youth Enquiry Service, various dates and locations locally including Garlieston Playing Fields 1pm-4pm on 26th July;  The Park, Whauphill 6pm-9pm on 26th July;  [...]
05 Aug
05/08/2022    
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Yogi Kids Yoga. Yoga Stories for 5-8 year olds.  9.30am-10.30am in Glenluce Public Hall. £4 per session. Introduction to Yoga Alignment for 8-12 year olds.  [...]
05 Aug
05/08/2022    
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Port William SWI Carnival Week Crafts.   Friday 5th August 2022 in The Grand Marquee, Port William from 9.30am-11.30am. Suitable for ages 14 years and over.  [...]
06 Aug
06/08/2022    
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wigtown Market.  Market Square, Wigtown.  Every Saturday (weather permitting) from Easter to the end of September.  A selection of stalls selling local produce and crafts.  [...]
06 Aug
06/08/2022    
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wigtown Community Week: Banquet of the Beasts.  Machars Action Meeting Room, Saturday 6th August 2022, 10.30am-11.30am. With local Wigtown author Tim Cowan.  Readings, Q&A and [...]
06 Aug
06/08/2022    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigtown Community Week, Co-op Pet Competition.  Saturday 6th August 2022 at 2pm in the Lorry Park, Wigtown. Prize Cup and Medals for winners.  Entries must [...]
07 Aug
07/08/2022    
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Scottish Alternative Games 2022.  Sunday 7th August 2022, 2pm at New Galloway Park, New Galloway. Featuring the Gird 'N' Cleek World Championship, Snail Racing, [...]
07 Aug
07/08/2022    
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Annual Open Air Songs of Praise, Wigtown Baptist Church with The Creetown Silver Band.  Sunday 7th August at 3pm in the Baptist and Sacred Heart [...]
07 Aug
07/08/2022    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Railway Children Return (PG), Newton Stewart Cinema,  Saturday 7th August and Wednesday 10th August 2022 at 3pm and Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th August [...]
08 Aug
08/08/2022    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
U3A Exploring Literature Group,  2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, Machars Action Meeting Room, Wigtown, 10am-11.30am.  Some members join by zoom.
08 Aug
08/08/2022    
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
U3A Playing Music Together.  Whauphill Village Hall, 2.30pm-4pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Members enjoy playing a varied collection of music [...]
09 Aug
09/08/2022    
12:00 am
Creetown Silver Band Music Classes.  Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm at the Quarrymen's Art Centre in Creetown.  Instruments provided on loan and tuition free. There is [...]
09 Aug
09/08/2022    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tai Chi, Kirkinner Hall, Tuesday mornings 10am-12noon.  All ages welcome.  Beginners always welcome.  Call Sue Casswell on 01988 500380 or message her on facebook.
09 Aug
09/08/2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Railway Children Return (PG), Newton Stewart Cinema,  Saturday 7th August and Wednesday 10th August 2022 at 3pm and Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th August [...]
10 Aug
10/08/2022    
All Day
Summer Roadshows, Youth Enquiry Service, various dates and locations locally including Garlieston Playing Fields 1pm-4pm on 26th July;  The Park, Whauphill 6pm-9pm on 26th July;  [...]
10 Aug
10/08/2022    
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Yogi Kids Yoga, New Luce Hall, Wednesdays 9.30am-10.15am.  For ages 3-5.  £3 per session. Book on via Yogi Kids Yoga page on Facebook.
10 Aug
10/08/2022    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Log In and Connect Group.  Newton Stewart Centre (opposite the Library), every Wednesday morning between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Not sure how to use your device [...]
11 Aug
11/08/2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Railway Children Return (PG), Newton Stewart Cinema,  Saturday 7th August and Wednesday 10th August 2022 at 3pm and Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th August [...]
12 Aug
12/08/2022    
All Day
Summer Roadshows, Youth Enquiry Service, various dates and locations locally including Garlieston Playing Fields 1pm-4pm on 26th July;  The Park, Whauphill 6pm-9pm on 26th July;  [...]
12 Aug
12/08/2022    
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Yogi Kids Yoga. Yoga Stories for 5-8 year olds.  9.30am-10.30am in Glenluce Public Hall. £4 per session. Introduction to Yoga Alignment for 8-12 year olds.  [...]
12 Aug
12/08/2022    
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
U3A Philosophy Group.  Friday Philosophy: The nature of truth.  Meets in Machars Action, Wigtown on the 2nd Friday of each month at 10.30am.
13 Aug
13/08/2022    
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wigtown Market.  Market Square, Wigtown.  Every Saturday (weather permitting) from Easter to the end of September.  A selection of stalls selling local produce and crafts.  [...]
13 Aug
13/08/2022    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Marriage of Figaro, Saturday 13th August 2022, Newton Stewart Cinema at 3pm. Newton Stewart & District Music Club host Opera Bohemia's performance of Mozart's [...]
14 Aug
14/08/2022    
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
DC League of Super-Pets (PG), Newton Stewart Cinema, Friday 12th August at 7pm, Sunday 14th August at 3pm, Tuesday 16th at 7pm, Wednesday 17th at [...]
15 Aug
15/08/2022    
12:00 am
U3A Art Appreciation.  3rd Monday of the month in Machars Action Meeting Room, Wigtown from 2pm-4pm. New members are very welcome to join!
15 Aug
15/08/2022    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wigtown Bay CRC Coffee Morning, South Machars Community Centre, Whithorn, Monday 15th August 2022, 10am-12noon.
15 Aug
15/08/2022    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newton Stewart Art and Crafts Group, Newton Stewart Centre (across from the library) from 10am-12 noon. A friendly group who will make you feel very [...]
16 Aug
16/08/2022    
12:00 am
Creetown Silver Band Music Classes.  Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm at the Quarrymen's Art Centre in Creetown.  Instruments provided on loan and tuition free. There is [...]
16 Aug
16/08/2022    
All Day
Summer Roadshows, Youth Enquiry Service, various dates and locations locally including Garlieston Playing Fields 1pm-4pm on 26th July;  The Park, Whauphill 6pm-9pm on 26th July;  [...]
16 Aug
16/08/2022    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tai Chi, Kirkinner Hall, Tuesday mornings 10am-12noon.  All ages welcome.  Beginners always welcome.  Call Sue Casswell on 01988 500380 or message her on facebook.
17 Aug
17/08/2022    
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Yogi Kids Yoga, New Luce Hall, Wednesdays 9.30am-10.15am.  For ages 3-5.  £3 per session. Book on via Yogi Kids Yoga page on Facebook.
17 Aug
17/08/2022    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Log In and Connect Group.  Newton Stewart Centre (opposite the Library), every Wednesday morning between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Not sure how to use your device [...]
17 Aug
17/08/2022    
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Iron Age Storytelling and Crafts,  Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th August 2022 at 3pm and 7pm. With Cathbad and Kraka demonstrating crafts and telling stories.  [...]
18 Aug
18/08/2022    
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Iron Age Storytelling and Crafts,  Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th August 2022 at 3pm and 7pm. With Cathbad and Kraka demonstrating crafts and telling stories.  [...]
18 Aug
18/08/2022    
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
DC League of Super-Pets (PG), Newton Stewart Cinema, Friday 12th August at 7pm, Sunday 14th August at 3pm, Tuesday 16th at 7pm, Wednesday 17th at [...]
18 Aug
18/08/2022    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Iron Age Storytelling and Crafts,  Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th August 2022 at 3pm and 7pm. With Cathbad and Kraka demonstrating crafts and telling stories.  [...]
19 Aug
19/08/2022    
12:00 am
Folk Club, The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart, Friday 19th August 2022 at 7pm. Join local and visiting musicians for a traditional Scottish/Irish tune session.  [...]
19 Aug
19/08/2022    
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Yogi Kids Yoga. Yoga Stories for 5-8 year olds.  9.30am-10.30am in Glenluce Public Hall. £4 per session. Introduction to Yoga Alignment for 8-12 year olds.  [...]
19 Aug
19/08/2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Knives Out (12A), South Machars Community Centre, Whithorn, Friday 19th August 2022 at 7pm. Driftwood Cinema presents Knives Out, starring Christopher Plummer and Daniel Craig.  [...]
20 Aug
20/08/2022    
12:00 am
Summer Fete.  The Riverside Centre, Newton Stewart will be holding a summer fete on Saturday 20th August 2022.  Stalls will include tombola, bottles, baking and [...]
20 Aug
20/08/2022    
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wigtown Market.  Market Square, Wigtown.  Every Saturday (weather permitting) from Easter to the end of September.  A selection of stalls selling local produce and crafts.  [...]
20 Aug
20/08/2022    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Garlieston's 5th Military Weekend, Sorbie Tower.  Saturday 20th August 11am-4pm and Sunday 21st August 11am-3pm. Entry Fee £2 per person, kids under 5 free.  For [...]
21 Aug
21/08/2022    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Garlieston's 5th Military Weekend, Sorbie Tower.  Saturday 20th August 11am-4pm and Sunday 21st August 11am-3pm. Entry Fee £2 per person, kids under 5 free.  For [...]
22 Aug
22/08/2022    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
U3A Exploring Literature Group,  2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, Machars Action Meeting Room, Wigtown, 10am-11.30am.  Some members join by zoom.
22 Aug
22/08/2022    
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
U3A Playing Music Together.  Whauphill Village Hall, 2.30pm-4pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Members enjoy playing a varied collection of music [...]
23 Aug
23/08/2022    
12:00 am
Creetown Silver Band Music Classes.  Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm at the Quarrymen's Art Centre in Creetown.  Instruments provided on loan and tuition free. There is [...]
23 Aug
23/08/2022    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tai Chi, Kirkinner Hall, Tuesday mornings 10am-12noon.  All ages welcome.  Beginners always welcome.  Call Sue Casswell on 01988 500380 or message her on facebook.
24 Aug
24/08/2022    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Log In and Connect Group.  Newton Stewart Centre (opposite the Library), every Wednesday morning between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Not sure how to use your device [...]
25 Aug
25/08/2022    
12:00 am
Book Club, South Machars Community Centre, Whithorn.  Thursday 25th August, 2pm-4pm
25 Aug
25/08/2022    
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Meditation, South Machars Community Centre, Whithorn, Thursdays from 25th August 2022 - 13th October 2022.  12.30pm-1.30pm
26 Aug
26/08/2022 - 29/08/2022    
All Day
Dalbeattie Walking Festival.  26th August-29 August 2022.  Full schedule available from dalbeattiematters.co.uk.  Guided walks over 4 days.  Walks to suit all abilities. Strenuous, Moderate, Leisurely [...]
27 Aug
27/08/2022    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kirkcowan Fishing Competition, Saturday 27th August onb the River Bladnoch and Tarf Water.  Meet Belgreen Park, Kirkcowan (Tarf Rovers old football field - down track [...]
27 Aug
27/08/2022    
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wigtown Market.  Market Square, Wigtown.  Every Saturday (weather permitting) from Easter to the end of September.  A selection of stalls selling local produce and crafts.  [...]
27 Aug
27/08/2022    
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wigtown Shindy 2022.  27th August 2022.  11am-1pm.  School Playing Fields, Wigtown. Running from 11am to 1pm at the school playing field, we invite teams of [...]
28 Aug
28/08/2022    
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Earwig.  The Swallow Theatre, Whithorn.  Sunday 28th August 2022 at 7.30pm and Monday 29th August at 5pm. Marigold’s research into beetles is unparalleled but as [...]
29 Aug
29/08/2022    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newton Stewart Art and Crafts Group, Newton Stewart Centre (across from the library) from 10am-12 noon. A friendly group who will make you feel very [...]
29 Aug
29/08/2022    
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Earwig.  The Swallow Theatre, Whithorn.  Sunday 28th August 2022 at 7.30pm and Monday 29th August at 5pm. Marigold’s research into beetles is unparalleled but as [...]
30 Aug
30/08/2022    
12:00 am
Creetown Silver Band Music Classes.  Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm at the Quarrymen's Art Centre in Creetown.  Instruments provided on loan and tuition free. There is [...]
30 Aug
30/08/2022    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tai Chi, Kirkinner Hall, Tuesday mornings 10am-12noon.  All ages welcome.  Beginners always welcome.  Call Sue Casswell on 01988 500380 or message her on facebook.
31 Aug
31/08/2022    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Log In and Connect Group.  Newton Stewart Centre (opposite the Library), every Wednesday morning between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Not sure how to use your device [...]
01 Sep
01/09/2022    
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Meditation, South Machars Community Centre, Whithorn, Thursdays from 25th August 2022 - 13th October 2022.  12.30pm-1.30pm
02 Sep
02/09/2022 - 04/09/2022    
12:00 am
Stranraer Oyster Festival.  2nd-4th September 2022.    Stalls, activities and fun for all the family.  £5 per day or £10 for all 3 days - tickets [...]
02 Sep
02/09/2022    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
U3A - Crafts.  Felt, crochet,knitting, spinning and weaving.  1st Friday of the month, 10am-12noon.  South Machars Community Centre, Whithorn. Quite a new group, meeting every [...]
02 Sep
02/09/2022    
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wigtownshire & District Horticultural Society Open Show.  Wigtown Parish Church Hall, Friday 2nd September 2022 4pm-8pm and Saturday 3rd September 2022 10am-3pm followed by sale [...]
03 Sep
03/09/2022    
All Day
Dumfries & Galloway Doors Open Day, Saturday 3rd September and Sunday 4th September 2022.  Various venues including the Whithorn Trust, Isle of Whithorn Church, Sorbie [...]
03 Sep
03/09/2022    
2:30 am - 5:00 pm
Have A Go Aquathon, 18th June and 3rd September 2022, Merrick Leisure Centre, Newton Stewart races start 3pm. All abilities encouraged to join in and [...]
03 Sep
03/09/2022    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wigtownshire & District Horticultural Society Open Show.  Wigtown Parish Church Hall, Friday 2nd September 2022 4pm-8pm and Saturday 3rd September 2022 10am-3pm followed by sale [...]
04 Sep
04/09/2022    
All Day
Dumfries & Galloway Doors Open Day, Saturday 3rd September and Sunday 4th September 2022.  Various venues including the Whithorn Trust, Isle of Whithorn Church, Sorbie [...]
04 Sep
04/09/2022    
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ethan's Journey of Smiles, Ladies Charity Football Match, Rangers v Celtic.  Blairmount Park, Newton Stewart on Sunday 4th September 2022 12noon-4pm. Bouncy castle, face painting, [...]
04 Sep
04/09/2022    
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Brooks Williams and Dan Walsh.  The Swallow Theatre, Whithorn.  Sunday 4th September 2022 at 7.30pm. Virtuosic guitar and banjo meets British and Americana roots.  Admired [...]
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