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

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).

Talk: 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.

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)

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:

www.biglit.org