Festivals in Dumfries and Galloway

Chef Nick Nairn doing a cooking demonstration

Celebrity Chef Nick Nairn Doing a Cooking Demonstration at the Stranraer Oyster Festival

There are various events and festivals throughout the year for you to visit, all within easy driving distance of our holiday cottages. See the blog for news of upcoming events.

Newton Stewart Walking Festival

Newton Stewart Walking Festival (May), half an hour’s drive from Stranraer, is the biggest walking festival in the south of Scotland with 28 spectacular walk routes in the hills, through woodland and along the coast over the seven-day event.

Spring Fling

Spring Fling (May) is Dumfries and Galloway’s annual art and craft open studios festival, with over 75 artists taking part in the event annually.

Stranraer Oyster Festival

Launched in September 2017 at Stranraer on Loch Ryan, which is home to Scotland’s only wild native oyster fishery, the Stranraer Oyster Festival has quickly become one of Scotland’s most exciting foodie experiences.

Wigtown Book Festival

The Wigtown Book Festival (September/October) has grown over the years to become one of the most charming events in the British literary calendar.