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Dumfries Christmas Fair

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This year the Dumfries Christmas Fair has had to go virtual. To support us, after Monday, 16th November through to mid February, please go to www.brilliantlittlebrands.com/dumfriesfair.
Virtual Event
Mon 16 Nov 20

Bugs 4 Kids - Cancelled

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Discover the bugs living at Caerlaverock, from critters living in and around dead wood, to creatures of the water and those in the air! This event is part of National Insect Week 2020.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire DG1 4RS
Sun 28 Jun 20

Merse Walk - Cancelled

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The merse (saltmarsh) is the most important habitat at WWT Caerlaverock all year round, for barnacle geese, birds of prey, ducks and waders in winter and a variety of specialist plants in summer.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire DG1 4RS
Sun 14 Jun 20

Exhibition by the Nithsdale Artists - Cancelled

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The Nithsdale Artists are a local group of artists who paint and sketch a variety of subjects, including wildlife, landscapes and local scenes.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire DG1 4RS
Sun 14 Jun 20

‘Parts of an Insect’ Trail - Cancelled

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To celebrate National Insect Week follow the signs around the reserve to collect all the different part of an insect and find out what creature you have made!
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
Mon 1 Jun 20

‘Up and close to Nature’ day - Cancelled

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Explore the Caerlaverock reserve, splashing in puddles, walking barefoot, taking on the blindfold trail, looking at bugs and pond dipping.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
Fri 29 May 20

Spring Birdsong - Cancelled

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Take an early morning wander on the reserve to listen out for bird song, as resident as well as newly arrived birds, sing for their territory and to attract a mate.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire DG1 4RS
Fri 8 May 20

Nest Trail - Cancelled

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How many nests of different bird species can you find around the reserve? Take on the nest trail to find nests of swallows, house martins, jackdaws, crows and mute swans amongst others!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire DG1 4RS
Fri 1 May 20

Exhibition by Suzanne Stuart Davies & Julian Francis - Cancelled

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Bright Days: Lyrical landscape paintings and shore studies by Suzanne Stuart Davies and ceramic birds by Julian Francis.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
Sun 26 Apr 20

Beginner Birding for Kids - Cancelled

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Use binoculars and telescopes to take a closer look at the variety of different birds on our wetland reserve. Learn to recognise a variety of different garden birds, ducks and geese
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire DG1 4RS
Mon 13 Apr 20

Easter Duck Quest - Cancelled

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Get outdoors this Easter with friends and family and have fun finding our giant yellow ducks in stunning wetlands!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire DG1 4RS
Sat 4 Apr 20

Photo Trail - Cancelled

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Take on the challenge to take photos of certain objects around the reserve. How well do you know the reserve? Find hidden corners and take photos of objects or signs on your mobile phone or camera.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire DG1 4RS
Wed 1 Apr 20

‘Superb Speculums’ Trail - Cancelled

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Many species of ducks have a beautiful coloured feather called a ‘speculum’. This varies in colour between species and can help identify female ducks in particular.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire DG1 4RS
Sun 1 Mar 20

In Focus

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Try before you buy the latest binoculars and telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts are on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire DG1 4RS
Sun 1 Mar 20

Wild Swan Feeds - Cancelled

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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, Easpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
Sat 29 Feb 20

Acoustic Music Sessions

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Every Thursday night we hold open acoustic music sessions in the bar at the Annandale Arms Hotel and Restaurant. If you can play or sing you are very welcome if not come and listen.
Annandale Arms Hotel and Restaurant, High Street, Moffat DG10 9HF
Thu 27 Feb 20

Scottish Opera: Opera Highlights

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Scottish Opera: Opera Highlights The venue is confirmed, and the guest list is complete. The decorations have arrived, and the entertainment has been booked for a special garden party. But who is the mystery host?
The Fullarton, Lochside Rd, Castle Douglas DG7 1EU
Thu 27 Feb 20

Introduction to Wildlife Sound Recording

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WWT Caerlaverock is full of wonderful sounds of ducks, waders, geese and swans at this time of year. Take this unique opportunity to learn techniques on taking wildlife sound recordings, with...
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire DG1 4RS
Sat 22 Feb 20

Heritage Hooley

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Join us over drinks and canapes for a networking event with some lively conversation about what’s happening in Scottish culture & heritage.
Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Bankend Road DG1 4TA
Wed 19 Feb 20

Workshop: Can tourism build a better place?

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Join us over tea and cakes to have your say about the impact of tourism in the South of Scotland, and your own experiences as a tourist of our country.
Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Bankend Road DG1 4TA
Wed 19 Feb 20

Scottish Puddle Jumping Championships

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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 DG1 4RS
Mon 17 Feb 20

Nest box building Workshop

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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 DG1 4RS
Sat 15 Feb 20

Swan Spectacular

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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 DG1 4RS
Sat 8 Feb 20

Dawn Flight

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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 DG1 4RS
Sun 2 Feb 20

Feathers Trail

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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 DG1 4RS
Sat 1 Feb 20

Robert Burns

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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 DG8 9JH
Fri 31 Jan 20

Wild Swan Feeds

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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 DG1 4RS
Wed 29 Jan 20

‘Alla Prima studies in nature’ Exhibition by Gary Haughan

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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 DG1 4RS
Sun 26 Jan 20

Winter Wildfowl ID for Beginners

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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 DG1 4RS
Sat 25 Jan 20

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