The back view of Isla Cottage Bed & Breakfast
The back view of Isla Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Isla Cottage Bed & Breakfast, Springholm, Castle Douglas DG7 3LP
Isla Cottage Bed & Breakfast, Springholm, Castle Douglas DG7 3LP

Useful Contacts

Beekeeping Courses, Corsock

Wildlife & Fishing Trips, Isle of Whithorn

Catstrand, New Galloway

Golf - New Galloway Golf ClubKirkcudbright Golf Club

Walking - The Ramblers

Mountain Biking - 7 Stanes and forest walks in Dalbeattie and Kirroughtree

Dark Sky Park - Galloway Forest Park

Whisky - Rebirth of Annandale Distillery

Wild Seasons - an all year round programme of events for visitors & residents

Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish Wildlife Trust

VSWS Visit South West Scotland's Website

Laggan Outdoor - longest zip wire in the UK

Forrest Estate Experiences - have a go at shooting and fishing



Come to Isla Cottage and combine your stay with a visit to the local theatre The Fullarton

Try your hand at chocolate making with inhouse chocolates in Castle Douglas. 

Fancy seeing Galloway in a classic car then why not contact Kippford Classic Car Hire - and try their 1969 four seat Triumph Herald Convertible.


What's going on in D&G

You might like to plan your visit around some of the activities taking part in Dumfries and Galloway in 2017 

Try Dumfries and Galloway What's Going On? which is produced on a weekly basis. 


Meanwhile here are just one or two ideas :



January    The Big Burns Supper (20th-29th)

                 Red Kite Trail and Feeding Station open all year


February   Dark Sky Park Events at Kirroughtree Visitor Centre


May          Newton Stewart Walking Festival (6th-12th)

May          RSAC Scottish Car Rally starting  & finishing in Dumfries (19th-20th)

May          Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival (26th May-4th June)

May          Spring Fling with artists and craft studios open to the public (28th-29th May)

May          Corsock Gardens 2-5pm (28th May) and by arrangement 1 April-30th June


June          Eden Festival at St. Anns, nr Moffat (8th-11th June)

June          Castle Douglas Food Town Day (TBA June)

June          Guid Nychburris in Dumfries (20th June)


June          Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival (8th-11th June)        

June          New Abbey Garden Safari when residents gardens are open to the public (26th)


July           Kirkcudbright Country Fair + Diary of events throughout the year        

July           Castle Douglas Civic Week Date to be arranged

All year     Various Events from Wigtown, RSPB (Crook of Baldoon)

July           The Stranraer Agricultural Show (26th July)


August       Kirkcudbright Art & Crafts Trail (29th July-1st August)

August       Wigtown Agricultural Show (Wed 2nd August)

August       Stewartry Agricultural Show (3rd)

August       Dumfries Agricultural Show (5th August)

August       Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities

August       Dalbeattie Walking Festival 2017

August       Galloway Country Fair (19th & 20th August)


Sept           Tour of Britain Cycling

Sept           Wigtown Book Festival

TBA           Doors Open Days - venues open their doors free of charge to public


October      Kirkcudbright Food Festival

October      Day of the Region (to be confirmed)

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