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Side by side.

Some of the beautiful fishing boats just sitting together in the Kirkcudbright Harbour waiting to set sail.

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Sunrise in Ross Bay.

Can you imagine waking up to this glorious sunrise on a February morning?  This is at Ross Bay and our holiday guests could enjoy the full view, and watch it rise high in the sky…………..ahh a way to relax in a morning on holiday whilst the breakfast is being prepared.

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High tides.

There is nothing which seems to attract sightseeing quite like a rough high tide, the white sea froth, the waves crashing on the rocks, boats bobbling up and down in Kirkcudbright harbour.  Don’t we all like to catch a crashing wave hitting the rocks if we can?

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The local town.

At this time of year Kirkcudbright is looking beautiful in a different way.  The lights twinkle in the dark and the shops have their tinsel and trees on show.  The hussle and bussle of shoppers trotting around gathering Christmas gifts, rushing to the post office to send presents in time to reach their destination, with

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A Trip to Laggan Outdoor.

Our family recently had a trip for a birthday surprise to Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre which is only a short drive from Ross Bay.  We had a great day, zip wire, archery, reverse steer jeep, clay pigeon shooting ending with a superb meal in the Basecamp café.  Some wonderful family memories made, why don’t you

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Galloway Kite Trail

During the October holidays before the clocks go back, why not visit Bellymack Hill Farm for some guided trail walks and see the kites in flight and at the feeding station? Wednesday 19th Oct 10am – 12.30pm red kites and geese in flight, RSPB Reserve, Glenlochar DG7 2LY Tuesday 25th Oct Wild Autunm at Parton,

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Highland dancing.

Highland dancers in the harbour square during a summer Scottish night – brilliant entertainment for all.

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Scottish Nights

Highland dancer preparing for entertaining and performing at the Scottish Night in the harbour square.

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Farmers Markets.

Don’t forget to pay a visit to the local farmers market in Kirkcudbright.

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Summer entertainment

There are lots of great local things to see and do in Kirkcudbright throughout the summer, why not go along to enjoy the entertainment at the Scottish Nights, or have a Kirkyard tour, or historic walk.  Don’t forget the Arts and Crafts Trail!!

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