So What has Dumfries and Galloway ever done for us?- Sweetheart Abbey

What has Dumfries and Galloway ever done for us?- Sweetheart Abbey 8 Miles south of Dumfries in the quiet village of New Abbey lies the ruins of Sweetheart Abbey which is definitely one of Dumfries and Galloway’s historic gems. Behind the name Sweetheart Abbey lies a story of love, heartache, religious upheaval and persecution which has captured the imagination of visitors …

So What has Dumfries and Galloway ever done for us?-Kirkpatrick Macmillan

  What has Dumfries and Galloway ever done for us?- Kirkpatrick Macmillan “He builded better than he knew” When thinking about what Dumfries and Galloway has done for us we need to remember Kirkpatrick Macmillan. On a smithy wall in Keir Mill, Dumfriesshire, are the words “he builded better than he knew” and this was so true when reflecting back …

So What has Dumfries and Galloway ever done for us? The Twelve Apostles

In true Monty Python style have you ever asked -So What has Dumfries and Galloway ever done for us? If you can’t really think of an answer you better read on! Over the next few weeks we hope to show you how much this undiscovered area of Scotland has to give and highlight its significant role in the development of …

Journey to the World War One Battlefields

“My experience with Mark and Lesley in both France and Belgium was emotional, informative and full of fantastic memories.” We currently have a tour advertised to the WW1 Battlefields of Belgium and France in April 2016. As experienced historians who are passionate about remembering the sacrifices made by many Scots and others on the Western Front, we have organised and …

MacLellan Ancestral Tour

We were contacted in April by a couple from Florida who wanted help visiting their ancestral family home. They were travelling with another couple and both women from the group were MacLellans, a Scottish Clan which originated from the quiet but vibrant fishing town of Kirkcudbright. It was their dream to make the journey to their ancestral home In Kirkcudbright …