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SELF-CATERING BUSINESSES URGED TO GEN UP ON NEW SHORT-TERM LETS LICENSING REGULATIONS

The South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA) has teamed up with the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) to help owners of B&Bs, unlicensed guest houses and holiday lets across the…
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Get Tae Shuck- The Oyster ShuckOff

The Scottish Oyster Shucking Championship returns after two year break, taking centre stage at the Stranraer Oyster Festival in early September. The festival is inviting contenders to battle it out…
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Route guides signal active travel push

While mountain biking and road cycling are part and parcel of life in the Tweed Valley, not everyone relishes the prospect of lung-busting hills or high speeds. With many riders…
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International line up at Kirkcudbright Floodlit Tattoo

The Calgary Burns Singers will join a packed evening of entertainment for this year’s Kirkcudbright Floodlit Tattoo on 27th August. Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities are delighted to announce a colourful extravaganza…
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Popular Scottish Archaeology Fair returns

Archaeology Scotland and Galloway Glens are bringing the Scottish Archaeology Fair back this year after a two-year pause following Covid restrictions. The Fair will take place in Castle Douglas on…
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Torrs Path Kirkcudbright

New guides published about Kirkcudbright Bay

An isle that is not an island and a lake that is not a lake – these and other interesting and mysterious placenames are explained in two fascinating new guides.…
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Tales of Scotland’s Landscapes to Launch Scottish Geology Festival

Explore and enjoy Scotland’s past, present, and future through geology from 1st September- 9th October Scotland’s iconic landscapes and rugged coastlines have been shaped by the elements over countless millennia. The…
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Free Gala Day to officially open Great Tapestry of Scotland

A free family gala day will be held on the afternoon of Friday 9 September to celebrate the official opening of the five-star purpose-built Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre…
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Howff tales seeks pubs

Pub venues wanted in Dumfries and Galloway

Pubs in Dumfries and Galloway are being sought to host live storytelling events this autumn as part of the Howff Tales project from Driftwood Cinema. This project is funded by…
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Robert Burns Ellisland Farm recreated in Minecraft

It was home to Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns. It was also the location and inspiration for some of the poet’s most famous works including Tam o Shanter and Auld…
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