7 Battlefield Sites on the Somme that everyone should visit in their lifetime!

This year marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the  bloodiest conflicts in history.  The mere mention of the beautiful river north of Amiens still resonates clearly and throws up images linked to military planning and the use of young men in large numbers to achieve military success.  The 60,000 casualties on the first day of …

So what has Dumfries and Galloway ever done for us?- Robert the Bruce

7 sites in D&G connected with Robert the Bruce- How many have you visited? Although not born in Dumfries and Galloway Scotland’s greatest King has great connections with our Region and his actions here went on to shape the history of our country. As historians from the Region we feel it is so important to give a flavour of the remarkable story …

So what has Dumfries and Galloway ever done for us?- Robert Burns

So what has Dumfries and Galloway ever done for us?- Robert Burns Robert Burns moved to Nithsdale in 1788. He was offered three farms to work the land and unfortunately for Rabbie and the family he chose Ellisland which was by far the poorest soil. After spending most of his days in Ayrshire moving to Dumfries and Galloway was not …

So what has Dumfries and Galloway ever done for us?- Caerlaverock Castle

One of our favourite places that we love to guide guests around at Solway Tours is the magnificent medieval stronghold of Caerlaverock Castle. Located on the Solway Coast just south of Dumfries this unusual equilateral triangular shaped castle is now ruined however Caerlaverock Castle had an extremely turbulent history. As the Castle was so close to the English coast it …