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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. Recent Newsletter may be viewed or downloaded in PDF format by following the link to Newsletters.

The programme for May 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.

For more details of the quiz on 18th May, including booking information, follow this link to download a poster in PDF format.

Programme May to September 2019

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.
Saturday 18 May 2019 at 7.00pm ( * ).
Note change of date from June
Quiz night to be held at Threave Visitor Centre.
Once again we would like you to make up teams of 10 and bring your own picnics and drinks for the interval. There will also be wine, non alcoholic drinks and hot drinks on sale. The Quizmaster will challenge us with questions which will be perfectly simple - if you know the answers.
It was tremendous fun 2 years ago. We are looking for 10 tables of 10; so combine with others or let us know and we will fit you in. This will be popular, so please get planning! The cost will be £7.00 per person.
For more details, including booking information, follow this link to download a poster in PDF format.
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.
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 1960ís. Some members will recall the talk given by Magnus Linklater to GMG on this subject last autumn.

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