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The Galloway Members' Group has a programme of outings, talks and other events throughout the year. A PDF document giving more details of what we do and contact details may be viewed or downloaded by following this link.

The Centre issues Newsletters to keep members informed of current and future events. The latest Newsletter may be viewed or downloaded in PDF format by following this link. The programme for October 2018 to September 2019 is given below.

All talks take place at Threave Visitors Centre, Castle Douglas at 2pm. Tickets £3 for members, £5 for non-members; includes tea/coffee/biscuits.

( * ) indicates advance booking is necessary for these events.
Booking forms for the outings, in PDF format, may be downloaded by following this link. The completed form should be posted, together with the appropriate payment, to Ian Watson at the address given on the form.

Programme October 2018 to September 2019

Monday 15 October 2018 at 2pm.
"Four Years Cycling Around the World", a talk by Warren and Esther Tacke at Threave House.
Monday 12 November 2018 at 2pm.
"Between the Tides" a talk by Jim Logan BSc at Threave Visitor Centre.
Wednesday 12 December 2018, noon ( * ).
Winter Gathering with drinks & canapés at Airds House, by Parton, Castle Douglas DG7 2NF – hosted by Mr & Mrs James Ingall;
Monday 14 January 2019 at 2pm.
"The Trees of Soaperie Gardens" a talk by Christopher Ingram BSc at Threave Visitor Centre.
Monday 11 February 2019 at 2pm.
"Churchill at the Gallop" a talk by Brough Scott MBE at Threave Visitor Centre.
Monday 11 March 2019 at 2pm.
AGM followed by "The ospreys of Threave", a talk by James Hutchinson (Visitor Services Supervisor, Threave).
Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 11.00am ( * ).
Visit to John Paul Jones Cottage, Arbigland, DG2 8BQ.
After the visit to the Cottage there will be a walk through Arbigland gardens at Arbigland House, (courtesy of Alister Alcock, Wayne Whitaker and John Welch).
Thereafter, soup and roll lunch at the House on the Shore, home of Jamie and Sheri Blackett. There follows a walk on the beach and a talk explaining the shells and fossils by Nick Coombey.
Projected end time is 3.00pm.
Wednesday 29 May 2019 ( * ).
Visit to Craichlaw Gardens, near Kirkcowan, Wigtownshire, DG8 0DQ, Formal garden with herbaceous borders around the house set in extensive grounds with lawns, fishing lochs and woodland. Also a water garden, and an arboretum in the old walled garden. (Home of Andrew and Mary Gladstone).
We then travel the nine miles to Cumloden Estate, Minnigaff, Newton Stewart, DG8 6AF for a picnic lunch in the conservatory of Andrew and Christine Stewart, at their shooting lodge set in a beautiful park.
Saturday 22 June 2019 at 7.30pm.
Quiz night to be held at Threave Visitor Centre.
Following the great success of the 2017 QUIZ night we invite you to make up tables of teams to battle it out. Do bring a team of four, or just come on your own. Lots of fun promised.
Thursday 12 September 2019 ( * ).
Visit to Little Sparta Garden at Dunsyre, (near) Biggar, ML11 8NG in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh. It was created by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay and his wife Sue Finlay in the 1960’s. Some members will recall the talk given by Magnus Linklater to GMG on this subject last autumn.

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