Murray and Fearchara: The Firelight Show

Saturday 15th April

Delighted to be welcoming back Murray the Magician to the Mill with his amazing new show.

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Big Lit 2017

Big Lit 2017 is 20 - 23 April this year with the Mill as the main venue.  Many events are running over the four days of the festival.  Check out the website for full details:

Kirkcudbrightshire Castles Past and Present

Wednesday, 26 April, 7.30pm

Talk: Kirkcudbrightshire Castles Past and Present, speaker: Janet Brennan, Chair, Scottish Castles Association.

Saturday, 29 April

Excursion: Tour of a local castle and gardens. (£5 admission per head, all monies to local charities)

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Colourful Coastal Flowers

Friday, 26 May, 7.30pm

Talk: Colourful Coastal Flowers, speaker: David Hawker, Botanical Society of the British Isles Recorder for Kirkcudbrightshire. 

Saturday, 27 May

Excursion: Local coast walk.

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Scotland’s Plant Hunters and Their Plants

Friday, 23 June, 7.30pm

Scotland’s Plant Hunters and Their Plants, speaker: Ron McBeath, former Deputy Curator, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and plant explorer with expeditions to the Himalayas and China. (This talk in memory of the late Michael Wickenden, plant explorer and owner of the Cally Gardens).

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The Early Medieval in SW Scotland: the Wider Context of Trusty’s Hill

Friday, 28 July, 7.30pm

Talk: The Early Medieval in SW Scotland: the Wider Context of Trusty’s Hill, speaker:  Andrew Nicholson, Dumfries and Galloway Council Archaeologist.

Saturday, 29 July

Excursion: Trusty’s Hill and environs.

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Shorebirds of the Solway Coast and How to Know Them

Friday, 25 August, 7.30pm

Talk: Shorebirds of the Solway Coast and How to Know Them, speakers: Ian and Carole Bainbridge. Ian is a British Trust for Ornithology Council Member.

Saturday, 26 August

Excursion: Local shores, several locations, times tide dependant.

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Tongland: a Concentration of History

Friday, 29 September, 7.30pm

Talk: Tongland: a Concentration of History (Tongland Abbey, Salmon Fishery, Riverside Mills, Arrol-Johnson Car Factory and Hydro Electric Scheme), speaker: David Devereux, former Curator, The Stewartry Museum.

Saturday, 30 September 
Excursion: Tongland

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Mosses and Liverworts of Woodland

Friday, 20 October, 7.30pm

Talk: Mosses and Liverworts of Woodland, speaker: Elizabeth Kungu, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and organiser of the Dumfries and Galloway Bryophyte Recording Group.

Saturday 21 October
Excursion: Local ancient woodland.

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