It’s all happening over the next few days!

Galloway Wild Foods

Galloway Wild Foods will be showcasing the very best of Spring wild foods with short guided walks, cookery demos, tasters etc as part of this Food Festival.

We’re spoiled for choice for activities and events over the next few days: the Newton Stewart Walking Festival has started and continues until the 15th, see previous post below for more information. On Sunday 10th the Ballantrae Food and Drink Festival runs from 12 noon – 6pm, Kirsty Wark will be demonstrating her cooking skills, there are food and drink tastings, foraging tours, pop-up restaurants, live music and an array of quality local food and drink suppliers.

boswell-book-festivalThe Boswell Book Festival is being held at Dumfries House this year (8th – 10th May) and writers include Joanna Lumley, international best-selling author Jung Chang, Ian Rankin and Capt Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown. There are talks, performances, music and family fun day. Click here to visit the website for tickets and more information.

Over at the Dark Sky Observatory at Craigengillan there’s a Solar Night on the 7th, 7.30pm – 11pm and on the 15th Dr Iain Hannah will be giving a talk “How’s the Space Weather Today?” after the talk there’ll be tour and, if clear, guests will be shown the night sky through the main telescope. Later in the month is an Astrophotography workshop. To book any of these events click here.


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