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Glorious Galloway ... and

so much more!


It’s FAB in Glorious Galloway! www.gloriousgalloway.com

Food ... Art ... Books ... Galloway is small ... and small is beautiful ... ... a place of inspiration, through our natural produce, our creameries and fisheries, our smokehouses and our farms, for Castle Douglas, the Food Town ...

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Our Food Town, Castle Douglas, our Artists’ Town, Kirkcudbright, and our Book Town, Wigtown, are three small towns of character in Galloway in the South West corner of Scotland.

... a place of inspiration for the Glasgow Boys, the artists Jessie M. King and E.A. Hornell, for Kirkcudbright, the Artists’ Town ... ... a place of inspiration for Rabbie Burns, for John Buchan and his Thirty-Nine Steps, for Dorothy L. Sayers and her Five Red Herrings, for Gavin Maxwell and his otters, for Wigtown, the National Book Town of Scotland ... ... a place of inspiration for you. 1


Glorious Galloway ... and

so much more!

Galloway rests along Scotland’s south coast, warmed by the gulf stream, enjoying more days of sunshine than you would imagine. Galloway is life as it used to be ... peaceful. There is time here. No queues and traffic jams, no yellow lines and parking metres. A place to relax, to ponder, to contemplate and to enjoy conversation. But, at its heart, Galloway is vibrant with our three small towns of character, with food, arts and books - literary festivals and book events; galleries, artists studios, exhibitions; distilleries and breweries, with delicatessens and chocolatiers ... Indented coastlines, with cliffs, coves and caves, with bays and beaches of sand, rock and shells. The largest natural wildlife bay reserve in the UK is here, home to sea birds and ospreys. Peninsulas host coastal and rural villages, each with an island feel to them, many still with their village stores and their warm welcomes. Ever-changing acres of sky by day, dramatic sunsets and star filled heavens by night with no light pollution to weaken their brilliance. Views across the Solway Firth, to the Cumbrian mountains and the Isle of Man, are breathtaking on clear days. To the North are the Galloway Hills, cloaked in woods and forests, rivers and waterfalls, where wild goats and deer roam, kites soar and salmon and trout fill the rivers and lochs. Galloway is home to ancient Celtic stone circles, and spiritual places, the cradle of Christianity in Scotland where St Ninian founded his abbey and people came on pilgrimage. Galloway, a place of inspiration.

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Glorious Galloway Inspired by local produce this market town offers a unique shopping experience with a host of independent shops, cafes, hotels and restaurants.

Castle Douglas ~ The Food Town

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... a place of inspiration, through our natural produce, our creameries and fisheries, our smokehouses and our farms, for Castle Douglas, the Food Town ...

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Glorious Galloway Galloway’s small towns and villages have a wealth of local independent shops, butchers, delis, bakers, fishmongers and smokehouses as well as local produce markets. Whether eating out or looking for inspiration for your own menu, taste the flavour of local produce in Glorious Galloway.

Food ... and so much more!

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Glorious Galloway ... and so much more! Houses and studios in pastel colours, wide streets and narrow alleyways … this scenic fishing port, with Castle Maclellan at its centre, and artistic heritage with Broughton House and Gallery, the former home of E.A. Hornell, family owned shops, festivals and family friendly environment, make the perfect holiday destination …

Kirkcudbright ~ The Artists’ Town

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... a place of inspiration for the Glasgow Boys, the artists Jessie M. King and E.A. Hornell, for Kirkcudbright, the Artists’ Town ...

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Glorious Galloway Inspiration for painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, in this area of tranquillity and open space ‌ a wealth of arts and crafts studios, and open-air and local theatres ‌ home to the smallest theatre in the UK.

Art ... and so much more!

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Glorious Galloway ... and so much more! Half a million second hand books to peruse in many, magical bookshops - home to the annual Scottish Book Town Festival held each September and to the UK’s largest local nature reserve with wild geese and osprey. One mile from Scotland’s southernmost malt whisky distillery and visitor centre at Bladnoch - the spirit of Scotland and so much more ...

Wigtown ~ Scotland’s National Book Town

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... a place of inspiration for Rabbie Burns, for John Buchan and his Thirty-Nine Steps for Dorothy L. Sayers and her Five Red Herrings, for Gavin Maxwell and his otters, for Wigtown, the National Book Town of Scotland ...

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Glorious Galloway Books ... and everything they inspire, with bookshops scattered throughout Galloway, where reading and writing come naturally, in peaceful places, with a myriad of reading, writing, poetry, and literary events and workshops, music and drama performances, in unique and intimate places, in bookshops, local pubs, village halls, and distilleries, and so much more ‌

Books ... and so much more!

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Glorious Galloway ... and so much more! Winter sun, festive seasonal celebrations, winter outdoor activities and game sports, star-gazing to the darkest skies in the UK … food, art, books, and music festivals, a land where ancient history comes alive … gather round our warm fires, soak up our hospitality, and enjoy a wee dram of Scotland’s finest lowland malts … there is so much more in Glorious Galloway.

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Glorious Galloway ... and so much more! Scotland in miniature, great food, festivals, sporting activities and opportunities - golf, fishing, cycling, mountain biking, walking, rambling, hill climbing, water skiing and sailing, or simply relax and enjoy our magnificent scenery, visit our farmers markets, participate in our local gala days, even flounder tramping - only in Glorious Galloway and still there is ... so much more

April to September

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Glorious Galloway Local craftspeople at work, exhibitions and street theatre, country, rock and folk festivals, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, romantic settings with magnificent wildlife right on your doorstep ‌ all set in this family friendly environment.

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Glorious Galloway Galleries and museums, cafes and tearooms, scenic walks and history tours, traditional shopping with local produce in abundance, smokehouses and organic farms, fresh sea food and food festivals galore to whet your appetite - do we need to say more?

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Holiday Planner

Glorious Galloway

In order to make your visit as enjoyable as possible we have created a list of yearly activities throughout Glorious Galloway ...

Why not take notes on your visit, using the space below - we would love to hear about your experiences ... When you get home email us at info@gloriousgalloway.com or log on to our web site at www.gloriousgalloway.com (holiday bonus)

Food Town Week in May

We may feature your story ... prize ... etc ...

Spring Fling May Wigtown Book Festivals in Spring and

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Autumn Kirkcudbright Jazz festival June Wickerman Festival July Gatehouse Gala / Torchlight Parade July Kirkcudbright Scottish Nights July / Aug Kirkcudbright tattoo August Kirkcudbright 2000 International Art Festival Creetown Country Music festival Sept GaelForce Sept / October Newton Stewart Walking festival Sept 7Stanes Mountain Bike courses in Galloway Forest Galloway Christmas celebrations. Fab places to visit: In the 3 main towns. Threave House & Gardens at Castle Douglas Broughton House at Kirkcudbright Wigtown County Buildings osprey watch This is an overview of many events taking place during the year in the Glorious Galloway.

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The following pages contain adverts from local businesses in Glorious Galloway ~ follow the colour coded titles to search for your preference.

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Kirkcudbright 2000 Summer Art Exhibitions Kirkcudbright 2000 was established in 1999 with the vision of establishing a major art gallery in Kirkcudbright to reflect the town’s importance in Scottish art history. Since 2000 the group have hosted art exhibitions of the highest quality in Kirkcudbright Town Hall to promote this aim, attracting thousands of visitors. The summer exhibition, with others comprising the ‘Kirkcudbright Art Season’, is now recognised as a ‘Beacon Event’ in the region. In 2008, the group hosts a first class exhibition of Scottish Portraits from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. For further information and exhibition details, please contact Kirkcudbright 2000 c/o The Stewartry Museum, St.Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, tel 01557-331643, or email DavidD@dumgal.gov.uk. Website www.kirkcudbrightartiststown.co.uk

The Stewartry Museum and Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright The Stewartry Museum was founded in 1879, but the present building opened in 1893. The museum displays an amazing variety of material illustrating the human and natural history of this part of Galloway, and retains its traditional charm. It also serves as an information centre for local and family history. The Tolbooth Art Centre occupies Kirkcudbright’s historic Tolbooth at the heart of the historic burgh. An audio-visual show provides an introduction to the story of the Kirkcudbright artists from the 1880s. An annual exhibition programme shows today’s art and craft from the region and beyond. Free admission - both attractions. For further information on both attractions, please contact The Stewartry Museum, St.Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, tel 01557-331643, or email DavidD@dumgal.gov.uk. website www.dumgal.gov.uk/museums

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Spirit of the Lowlands

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BLADNOCH

BLADNOCH DISTILLERY

Estd. 1817 and nestling on the banks of the River Bladnoch, Scotland’s most southerly Distillery and Visitors Centre has one of the best Gift Shops in the area with examples of local crafts, good quality Scottish woollen goods at attractive prices. Take a tour and sample a dram of this distinctive Lowland Malt. Opening times: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Also - July and August & Bank Holidays Saturday 11am - 5pm Sunday 12noon - 5pm • Regular Distillery Tours - last tour 4pm Bladnoch, Wigtown, Newton Stewart. DG8 9AB tel: 01988 402605 www.bladnoch.co.uk

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A brand new, contemporary venue in the Glenkens, open daily, featuring:

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The CatStrand * A year round programme of theatre, music, comedy, storytelling, workshops, exhibitions and films * The History Stop, a focal point to discover the heritage of the Glenkens, which will act as a signpost to various local sites of historical interest. * High specification facilities for training courses and small conferences, including digital projection, sound and lighting systems, a fully equipped IT suite, meeting spaces, break-out rooms, public internet access and catering provision. CatStrand, High Street, New Galloway, CASTLE DOUGLAS, DG7 3RN 01644 420374 info@catstrand.com www.catstrand.com

WIGTOWN

SCOTLAND’S NATIONAL BOOK TOWN Half a million second hand books to peruse in numerous, magical bookshops and home to the annual Scottish Book Town Festival held each September. The UK’s largest local nature reserve with its wild geese and Osprey. One mile from Scotland’s southernmost malt whisky distillery and visitor centre at Bladnoch – the spirit of Scotland and so much more …

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Creetown

Creetown, originally Ferrytown of Cree, is a small town of about 700 people in Dumfries and Galloway on the north side of the Solway Firth. As the name indicates there was once a ferry crossing the River Cree estuary to the former county town of Wigtown. Internationally, it is best known for its Country Music Festival held annually in September and for being at the centre of filming for the cult movie The Wicker Man. However, the town is also in a central position for visitors to Galloway. Creetown is halfway between Dumfries and Stranraer, but is set back from the A75 trunk route, preserving its calm. Visitors staying in Creetown have excellent access by road to the many local attractions, as well as excellent views across the Solway and the Cree. Staying in Creetown is a pleasure in itself with much to do and see. You can visit the world famous Gemrock Museum, or learn about Creetown’s history at the marvellous Creetown Heritage Museum. If you like to get out into the countryside you can visit the Balloch Wood, a community run project which has transformed an ancient woodland by restoring paths, ponds and by providing information points along the many pathways. There are many places to stay and eat and the village boasts the only petrol station on the A75 between Stanraer and Dumfries. www.creetown-heritage-museum.com www.gemrock.net www.creetown-countrymusic-festival.com

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OPEN DAILY from 10am, Easter to October. • Delicious luxury ice cream & frozen yogurt • Tearoom specialising in our own organic beef • Locally made cheeses, bread, beer and preserves • Garden, Dog walk, Nature trails & wildlife ponds • Fantastic adventure playground • Bicycle hire • Ice cream tasting events • Farm & creamery tour Phone for times and to book places for events.

Cream o’ Galloway

Farmer of the year 2006

Special offer!

20% off combined entry & farm tour for up to 6 people. Bring this brochure with you to

claim your discount.

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Tongland Family Golf Centre o o o o o o o

9 bay covered driving range Par 3 course for all abilities and ages Café serving meals and snacks Pro shop Tuition Club and trolley hire Golfers and non-golfers welcome

Tel & Fax: 01556 680226 E-mail: Info@tonglandgolf.co.uk Tongland, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4NE

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Come and meet the brewer, learn the secrets of preparing traditionally crafted ales, and see for yourself the care and skill that goes into making a fine hand brewed Scottish pint using 100% natural ingredients. At Sulwath Brewers, we give you the chance to see, and to taste, the craft of brewing in action, at our visitor area.

Sulwath Brewers Ltd. 209 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DT. Tel/Fax 01556 504525 Sulwathbrewers.co.uk e-mail info@sulwathbrewers.co.uk

WALKING HOLIDAYS - FAB ideas for walking holidays in Dumfries and Galloway: www.visitdumfriesandgalloway.co.uk/walking www.dumgal.gov.uk/southernuplandsway www.southernuplandsway.com

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Sulwath Brewers Ltd

Willow

Gifts, fresh flowers and much more. Fresh flowers for all occasions, birthdays anniversaries or simple congratulations! Fresh flowers, gifts, unusual items for home and garden.

34 St Mary Street Kirkcudbright DG6 4DN Prop. Margo Brown 01557 332456

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The perfect base for your holiday‌

Nestling in the Cree Valley on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park, Newton Stewart provides the perfect base for your holiday.

Discover the natural beauty of Mid Galloway from this historic market town. Lying on the banks of the River Cree, Newton Stewart offers visitors not only excellent hotels, places to eat and shopping, but is surrounded by an outstanding natural environment from where visitors can discover unspoiled areas of beauty and tranquillity, dominated by The Merrick at 830m and the slightly lower Cairnsmore. The River Cree which runs through the centre of this picturesque town offers salmon fishing while trout and coarse fishermen are provided with excellent sport in the burns and lochs which abound in the area. Hill-walking here is superb and the nearby Galloway Forest Park offers outstanding natural walks and uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery. For those in search of adventure, the 7 Stanes mountainbike trails are considered amongst the best in the world. There are so many good reasons to make Newton Stewart your base to explore the fantastic natural environment that is Bonnie Gallowa’.

Visit our website at www.newtonstewart.org for details of accommodation, events, activities and visitor attractions.

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Safe, warm, clean and friendly. Sessions include; early morning swims, fun time, aquacise, lane swimming and adult and toddler sessions. For detailed information, contact the pool or look up our website. New for September 2007 - ‘Loyalty Card’ for regular customers to receive discounted rates. Information and application forms for ‘Loyalty Cards’ available at the pool from mid August.

Email: kbt.pool@btconnect.com www.kirkcudbrightswimmingpool.co.uk Tel: 01557 331881

Specialized, Orange, Giant and Look dealer, also stocking Claud Butler, Onza trials and Haro BMX. Huge range of quality clothing and accessories. Mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids, tourers - all ages - all terrain. Custom bike and wheel builds. Servicing and repairs. We are a Shimano service centre and are Cytech qualified.

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Kirkcudbright Swimming Pool

Church Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1EA Tel: 01556 504542 Email: info@cdbikes.co.uk www.cdbikes.co.uk

Hillcrest Guest House Set on the southerly edge of the Booktown, with outstanding views over Wigtown Bay and beyond to the Cumbrian hills. Hillcrest offers 6 spacious and airy rooms, five of which are ensuite. Our recently refurbished ground floor room incorporates several features to make life easier for those with mobility difficulties. B&B accommodation and excellent evening meals, with emphasis of fresh, locally sourced produce. Holders of HotelReviewScotland.com silver plate dining award and member of Savour the Flavour. Ideal base for walking, cycling or simply relaxing and enjoying life at a different pace. Accommodation from £50 per room per night.

Deborah and Andrew Firth, Hillcrest House, Maidland Place, Station Road, Wigtown, DG8 9EU. Tel: 01988 402018, email: Info@hillcrest-wigtown.co.uk web: www.hillcrest-wigtown.co.uk

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Hillcrest Guest House Set on the southerly edge of the Booktown, with outstanding views over Wigtown Bay and beyond to the Cumbrian hills. Hillcrest offers 6 spacious and airy rooms, five of which are ensuite. Our recently refurbished ground floor room incorporates several features to make life easier for those with mobility difficulties. B&B accommodation and excellent evening meals, with emphasis of fresh, locally sourced produce. Holders of HotelReviewScotland.com silver plate dining award and member of Savour the Flavour. Ideal base for walking, cycling or simply relaxing and enjoying life at a different pace. Accommodation from ÂŁ50 per room per night.

Deborah and Andrew Firth, Hillcrest House, Maidland Place, Station Road, Wigtown, DG8 9EU. Tel: 01988 402018, email: Info@hillcrest-wigtown.co.uk web: www.hillcrest-wigtown.co.uk

The Urr Valley Hotel A very special place to base yourself in the midst of Glorious Galloway. We aim to promote the best of fresh local produce and the best of warm local hospitality. Explore our web site to find out more!

Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HY t: 01557 814 207 f: 01557 814 370 e: manager@murrayarmshotel.co.uk www.murrayarmshotel.co.uk

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The Urr Valley Hotel is a long established Country House Hotel set in 14 acres of grounds just outside Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway. With its stunning views across the Galloway countryside The Hotel is an ideal solution for your accommodation requirements

01556 502188 The Urr Valley Hotel www.urrvalleyhotel.com Ernespie road info@urrvalleyhotel.com Castle Douglas


Set southerly edge of the On on justthe entering this Oasis of tranquillity you realise Booktown, with that you are inoutstanding the Artists’views town of Kirkcudbright. over Wigtown Bay and beyond to ArtCumbrian adorns the walls of theoffers Bistro, the hills. Hillcrest 6 the Burns Lounge and Artistas Reflecting spacious and Restaurant. airy rooms, five of which both new and old, amateur andOur professional the Hotel is a springboard for are ensuite. recently refurbished those wishing to incorporates explore the numerous open studios and ground floor room several galleriestoofmake this life pretty harbour town. The Selkirk Arms features easier for those hotelmobility is a privately owned member of Best Western with difficulties. Hotels and offers a high standard of service both B&B accommodation and excellent culinarymeals, and residentially. The frontage hides this 17 evening with emphasis of fresh, bedroom townproduce. house with a secluded garden at the rear. locally sourced Holders of A full itinerary of events silver and special HotelReviewScotland.com plate offers can be found at the award hotel’sand web site www.selkirkarmshotel.co.uk dining member of Savour the or phone for a brochure and tariff on 01557 330402. Flavour. Exceptional and restaurant meals, chance diners and Ideal base for bar walking, cycling or simply childrenand most welcome. relaxing enjoying life at a different pace. Accommodation from £50 per Visit per Kirkcudbright, visit the Selkirk Arms Hotel. room night.

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The Selkirk Arms Hotel in the heart Hillcrest of Kirkcudbright. Guest House

Deborah and Andrew Firth, Hillcrest House, Maidland Place, Station Road, Wigtown, DG8 9EU. High St, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, 4JG tel: 01557 330402 Tel: 01988 402018, email: Info@hillcrest-wigtown.co.uk web: DG6 www.hillcrest-wigtown.co.uk e: reception@selkirkarmshotel.co.uk www.selkirkarmshotel.co.uk

Benutium B&B for Excellence

+ The warmest of Scottish welcomes with Eileen’s personal attention. + Superb location with commanding views of the Artists’ Town of Kirkcudbright, the River Dee estuary and the Galloway Hills. + Exceptionally comfortable. + Extensive breakfast menu using finest local produce. + Off street car parking. Garaging for bikes. + Excellent value for money.

Benutium, 2 Rossway Rd. Kirkcudbright DG6 4BS www.benutium.co.uk Tel: 01557 330788 E-mail: benutium1@mailsnare.net

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Douglas Arms Hotel An 18th Century coaching inn situated in the heart of Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway’s “Food Town”. Our Wallace Restaurant offers an extensive menu, featuring generous helpings of good home cooked food at very reasonable prices and our daily changing specials board allows our chefs to exert their culinary flair. The Hotel boasts 22 en-suite bedrooms, decorated and furnished to a very high standard, including a luxury four poster honeymoon suite featuring a corner spa bath. We also have our own in house beauty therapist available by appointment Douglas Arms Hotel, 206 King Street, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 1DB Tel: 01556 502231, e-mail: enquiries@douglasarmshotel.com Web:www.douglasarmshotel.com, Fax:01556 504000.

FLUDHA Luxury Guest House Kirkcudbright

Fludha enjoys a raised and commanding position, standing on a bend in the river Dee, with spectacular south-westerly views towards Kirkcudbright town, with McLellan Castle the main focal point. Being located at the edge of town with riverside walks and a private drive through 2 acres of grounds all together makes Fludha is a very special place. Luxury en-suite accommodation Evening meals available Internet access 32” LCD TV’s in all rooms Ample private parking

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KIR K CUDB RI G HT

A beautifully restored Georgian House situated in the heart of Historic Kirkcudbright’s Artist town. Number 1 provides the perfect combination of warm hospitality, exceptional comfort and character. Superb views and excellent cuisine. Our aim is to make your stay a memorable one.

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Number One Bed & Breakfast

Number One Bed & Breakfast 1 Castle Gardens, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JE www.number1bedandbreakfast.co.uk Tel: 01557 330540

Hillcrest Guest House Set on the southerly edge of the Booktown, with outstanding views over Wigtown Bay and beyond to the Cumbrian hills. Hillcrest offers 6 spacious and airy rooms, five of which are ensuite. Our recently refurbished ground floor room incorporates several features to make life easier for those with mobility difficulties. B&B accommodation and excellent evening meals, with emphasis of fresh, locally sourced produce. Holders of HotelReviewScotland.com silver plate dining award and member of Savour the Flavour. Ideal base for walking, cycling or simply relaxing and enjoying life at a different pace. Accommodation from ÂŁ50 per room per night.

Deborah and Andrew Firth, Hillcrest House, Maidland Place, Station Road, Wigtown, DG8 9EU. Tel: 01988 402018, email: Info@hillcrest-wigtown.co.uk web: www.hillcrest-wigtown.co.uk

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THE MASONIC ARMS

South West Scotland’s premier destination for good food and real ale. Recently voted CAMRA real ale pub of the year. Egon Ronay listed Gastro pub 2006. Regular quiz nights. View our web site for events or speciality evenings. www.themasonic-arms.co.uk

The Masonic Arms, 10 Ann Street, Gatehouse of Fleet. DG7 2HU. Tel. 01557 814 335 Email: peter@themasonic-arms.co.uk

IRVINGS HOMESTYLE BAKERY LTD We are a family run bakery using traditional farmhouse style recipes to make a range of slices, cakes and biscuits, including our Perkins, which received a Gold award this year from the Guild of Fine Foods. All our products are made using simple ready available ingredients with no added additives or preservatives.

OAKWELL MILLS, OAKWELL ROAD CASTLE DOUGLAS. Tel 01556504162 E-MAIL keith@homes-style.demon.co.uk

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ReadingLasses

• award-winning bookshop-café in Wigtown • local and home-made produce • featured in Alex Kapranos ‘Sound Bites; eating on tour with Franz Ferdinand’ • noted by Jackie Kay as ‘the bestest of bookshops’ • open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sundays from Easter to October 12noon to 4pm. commended by Savour the Flavours as best place to eat in Galloway

books@reading-lasses.com www.reading-lasses.com Tel: 01988 403266

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Old Bank Bookshop

A large selection of quality second-hand and out-ofprint books on many subjects, including: Scottish Interest, history, literary studies, foreign languages, science, natural history, ornithology, angling, field sports gardening, crafts, theology, travel, transport, biography, fiction‌ Large music and art collection. Comfortable seating. Wheel-chair access. OPEN SUNDAYS! Open 7 days Mar-Oct 10 - 5.30, 6 days Nov-Feb 10.30-4.30 7 South Main Street Wigtown DG8 9EH. Tel: 01988 402111 Email: enquiries@oldbankbookshop.wanadoo.co.uk

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The BookShop

Scotland’s largest second-hand book shop with nine rooms bulging with books on all subjects and over a mile of shelving. Enjoy a free coffee, relax in one of the comfortable armchairs near the wood-burning stove, and browse through 100,000 books from the last 500 years of publishing.

www.the-bookshop.com 17 North Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HL 01988 402499

atticus Visit our website www.solwaybooks.co.uk

for all you need to plan your visit to Galloway with great discounts. • Maps • Walking Guides • Cycling Books • Sailing • Local History • Fiction for all the family • And much more Over 700,000 books with huge discounts, free postage on orders over £15.00. Visit the shop at Solway Books, 14 St Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright. DG6 4HZ. 01557 330635

A unique selection of wearable, yet stylish clothing, for woman who are young at heart. Providing a wide range of styles, shapes and sizes. Pop into atticus and let your imagination run wild but not your purse!!! Atticus. 139 King Street, Castle Douglas E: anne@atticusretail.com T: 01556 504345

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The Flying Book Service Supported by US Historic Newspaper Archive Ltd. • • • • • •

Simple, easy to read tariff Rates to USA & Canada to beat all other Carriers Collections by arrangement Fast & Reliable, 4-10 day service Access to Amazon.com (U.S) by arrangement Use of our New Jersey office and warehouse

All of which means more and more business; better margins; fewer queries, more profit. As your business grows, we will grow this service for you. Help make Galloway the centre for British book exports For more information: Telephone: 01988 402 421 or 01362 696 445 http://www.hnarchive.com Website: usorders@historicnewspaper.com Email:

A Campbell & Sons Joiners & Contractors All Trades Covered 24 Hour Call Out Free Estimates

DIY Suppliers

1 Police Close, High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4DL. Tel: 01557 331 861 mail@andrewcampbellandsons.com

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Address: Flying Book Service C/O U.S Historic Newspaper Archive Baldoon Stores Newton Stewart, DG8 9AF (UK)

The Box of Frogs Children’s Bookshop/Giftshop New Children’s Books Two rooms full of previously enjoyed Children’s Books Games, Jigsaws and a small range of toys Glassware, jewellery and gifts National Book Tokens/Mail Order

18 North Main Street, Wigtown DG8 9HL Tel: 01988 402255 fiona@froggybox.co.uk Open: 10 - 5 Mon to Sat/11 - 4 Sun (seasonal)


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Clience Studio Affordable Art & Sculpture in a Beautiful Location Opened in May 2004, The Whitehouse Gallery is Kirkcudbright’s newest gallery. Situated in the historic “Artist’s Town” we are delighted that our gallery has acquired a reputation for being the premier arts venue in South West Scotland. With a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, our aim is to exhibit high quality contemporary art in changing exhibitions throughout the year.

47 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4DU 01557 330223 www.whitehousegallery.com e. rosie@whitehousegallery.com

Gallery ~ Paintings ~ Prints by Angela Lawrence, Kirkcudbrightshire artist. New gallery and working studio: under the clock tower in Castle Douglas. Open: Monday ~ Saturday. (Kirkcudbright gallery by appointment) Tel. 0790 230 1883 / 01556 504 318

Clience Studio 212 King Street, Castle Douglas and Tongland Rd, Kirkcudbright. www.cliencestudio.co.uk

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Enigma home • gifts • wear

Buy online at www.enigmagifts.co.uk 163 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1DX Phone: (01556) 505904

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High quality gift shop. We stock a large range of gifts, such as Border Fine Arts, Country Artists, Steiff bears, Willow Tree, Coots & Biddys, Speed Freaks, Lilliput Lane and a large selection of Scottish ware.

OPEN SEVEN DAYS We also stock Newspapers, Magazines, Toys, Stationery, Cards & Partyware. 22 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright Tel. 01557 330233/339222 www.giftsandcollectables.co.uk

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Floorcoverings, Fabrics & Fashions Affordable clothing for All the family Beds & Bedsteads Bedding & Blinds

Branch shops at Dumfries, Dalbeattie & Kirkcudbright

81 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1AQ. Tel: 01556 502214 www.gowans.co.uk


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The Picture Shop

Picture gallery selling originals, limited edition and open edition prints. Picture framers and restoration of artwork on paper. Gifts and greetings cards

Open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 5pm and on Sunday from 11am until 4pm. Phone 01988 402438


www.gloriousgalloway.com

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