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Today to Wed 19 Feb, closest first.

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See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary by the warden.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Today to Tue 28 Jan

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Find and identify different tree buds around the reserve. In winter the buds of leaves on trees are all different shapes, sizes and colours and are useful in identifying the species of tree in winter...
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Today to Fri 31 Jan

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Kerry Thomas is an artist and maker based near Lockerbie. In this exhibition, Kerry has created a collection of pictures using the themes of woods and water, two of the key habitats in Dumfries &...
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Today to Sat 25 Jan

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Brush up on your winter wildfowl identification with the Caerlaverock wardens. The reserve has large numbers of ducks, waders, swans and geese and we will identify everything we see, including...
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sat 25 Jan

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The work for this exhibition is my response to local wildlife and an attempt to capture their essence.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sun 26 Jan to Sat 7 Mar

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See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory with live commentary from the warden.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Wed 29 Jan to Fri 28 Feb

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Do you know your swan feather from a curlew or your blue tit feather from a mallard? Learn how to identify feathers and distinguish some of the common feathers found at Caerlaverock in winter!
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sat 1 Feb to Sat 29 Feb

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Watch the amazing spectacle of thousands of wild barnacle geese flighting in from the mudflats against the dawn sky. The Coffee Shop will be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sun 2 Feb

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This weekend celebrates the swans that visit us every winter. Events will include talks, walks, workshops and lots of opportunities to see and learn about our beautiful and characterful whooper swans...
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sat 8 Feb and Sun 9 Feb

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To celebrate National Nest Box Week, take this opportunity to make your own nest box to put up in your garden or local green space.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 15 Feb

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Get your wellies on and make a splash at the Scottish Puddle Jumping Championships. We will be looking out for enthusiasm, style and height of splash! If it wasnae for your wellies….
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Mon 17 Feb to Fri 21 Feb

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Alec Ross, owner of a local farm supply company and writer, will be returning to his favourite subject at Wigtownshire U3A’s monthly meeting talk on Friday 31st January.
County Buildings, Wigtown
Fri 31 Jan

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Make your own fully functional wooden spoon out of greenwood on a day with Woodmatters. Use traditional greenwood techniques to carve at least one spoon to take home or to give as a fabulous gift.
Footprint
Sat 1 Feb

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Little Fix are the UK’s official number 1 tribute to girl band phenomenon Little Mix and stars of BBc One’s @Even Better Than The Real Thing’ hosted by Paddy McGuinness.
Lanark Memorial Hall, 17-21 St Leonard Street, Lanark,
Sat 8 Feb

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Cumbria’s first and biggest 2 day health and fitness show dedicated to helping you get your 2020 off to an active start. ?
Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith
Sat 1 Feb and Sun 2 Feb

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Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe.
PENRITH THEATRE
Sat 8 Feb

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Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe.
Penrith Players Theatre, The Playhouse, 1 Auction Mart Lane, Penrith
Sat 8 Feb

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The Ayrshire Hospice annual Burns Supper is being held on Friday 31st January 2020 in the heart of Burns country in the fabulous Brig o’Doon House Hotel.
Brig o’Doon House Hotel, High Maybole Road, Alloway, AYR
Fri 31 Jan

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A historical drama released in 2018, directed by Josie Rourke. It is based on John Guy’s biography Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart.
Skirwith Village Hall, Church Street, Skirwith, Penrith
Sun 9 Feb

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Postcard Night
Prestwick Community Centre Caerlaverock Road, Prestwick
Fri 24 Jan

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Alphabet Night K and/or G
Prestwick Community Centre Caerlaverock Road, Prestwick
Fri 7 Feb

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We are returning to the Scottish Maritime Museum for our 2020 Exhibition. Pooley’s Puffers ; North Road Models : Douglas Blades and Lathalmond Models will be present at Irvine.
The Linthouse Building, Scottish Maritime Museum, Harbour Road , Irvine
Sat 1 Feb and Sun 2 Feb

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Immerse your self in something different. This fun and informative 1 day course is based on the core principles of survival: fire, food, shelter and water.
Ashlack Grizebeck
Sat 8 Feb

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Music For Scotland - Scotland’s number 1 live music agency - presents their Wedding Band Showcase Glasgow.
Saint Lukes 17 Bain Street
Tue 4 Feb

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Information Lecture:  Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening. Through the absorption of the divine power, many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain, that...
Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, 201 Ingram St. Glasgow
Sun 16 Feb, Sun 22 Mar

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