Tag Archives: South West Scotland

Happy New Year…………2020.

A lovely breakaway at New Year at Ross Bay Retreat can blow away the cobwebs literally……….and recharge your batteries to take on the challenges of a new year.  The bay can be calm and quiet, yet over the field towards the Isle of Man, the story can be very different.  Roaring seas can be heard

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Making hay while the sun shines!

The old saying is right, “you can only make hay while the sun shines”, so thats what we have been doing here at Ross Farm. We have baled some lovely round bales ready for the winter feed for the calves, sheep and ponies – winter and lambing time preparation – who said farmers weren’t organised!

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Enjoying a mud pack!

Well, what can we say about her? She has enjoyed rubbing her head in the mud and spoiling her good looks for the time being. She has a young calf and is enjoying the great outdoors on the hill of Mielke Ross, overlooking Ross Bay and the Kirkcudbright Estuary. Its a hard life………..

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Grand parade day.

We are so lucky here in Kirkcudbright with our summer festivities team, that is the grand parade organised and sure to be brilliant – see you there………

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Looking around.

The sheep are enjoying their grazing and not too impressed by our presence on the hill on the quad bike, requesting a pose for the camera!

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Sandy beaches around Kirkcudbright.

Why not explore all the local sandy beaches around Kirkcudbright (not our muddy Ross Bay)?  There is Sandgreen, Carrick, Mossyard, Brighouse Bay, Dhoon Bay, and lots more.  Our dogs certainly enjoy lying in the sunshine on the warm soft sand, would yours?

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