Wild Goose Festival Closing Event in Association with Stories for Strangers & Creative Spaces

October 23 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Creative Spaces present the Wild Goose Festival Finale. Expect a multi-sensory experience crafted by the Stove’s emerging artist programme in collaboration with Luke Winter of Stories for Strangers. Following this, a small reception and exhibition of ‘We’re All Naturalists Now’, the Wild Goose Festival’s creative engagement programme. This event is BSL interpreted.

Free but ticketed:

113 – 115 High Street
Dumfries, Scotland United Kingdom

Naturescot Riverside Walk

October 23 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Enjoy a nature walk along the banks of the Nith to watch and learn about the wildlife that live right on our doorstep in the heart of the town. It’s a chance to discover insights into the habitats of the river creatures. The walk will be led by reserve officers from the local Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve. This walk includes BSL interpretation. This event is BSL interpreted.

Meet outside the Frothy Bike (77-79 Whitesands, Dumfries DG2 1RX)

Free, Booking info – booking managed via NatureScot email: southern_scotland_ admin@nature.scot or via phone – 01738 458691

77-79 Whitesands
Dumfries, Scotland DG2 1RX United Kingdom
01387 248770

Fairground Walkabout: Travelling Showpeople and Dumfries’ Historical Riverfront Fairs

October 23 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Learn about the history of the Dumfries Fairs & the Travelling Showpeople who create them. Many Showfamilies have been operating on the banks of the Nith for generations – hear their stories while walking the route of local fairgrounds, past & present. Hosted by Showmen Alex James Colquhoun & Albert Reid, artist TS Beall & guests. Dress for the weather. This event is BSL interpreted.

Free but ticketed:

113 – 115 High Street
Dumfries, Scotland United Kingdom

Svalbard to The Solway Story Trail

October 23 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Collect your pencil/activity sheet at the visitor centre before heading on the story trail about our barnacle geese. Discover how these geese have survived from the brink of extinction and what we do to help them. Find clues at points along the trail to complete your sheet and return to find out how good a survivor (like our geese) you are. Booking not essential, you can drop in any time on dates this event is taking place.

£2.50 per child (£2 RSPB members)
RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve
Southwick, Dumfries, DG2 8AH United Kingdom
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01387 780579
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Multi-Sensory Migration Art Exhibition

October 23 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Following interactive multi-sensory work- shops with Heather Molloy from PAMIS, an exhibition of artwork created by members of the Activity Resource Centres and The Arts End of Somewhere has been produced. The artwork explores, the migration of the barnacle geese from Svalbard to the Solway, climate change and our environment.

Free
113 – 115 High Street
Dumfries, Scotland United Kingdom

WWT Caerlaverock: Optics Demonstration

October 23 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Interested in a new pair of binoculars, or a telescope? Optics greatly enhance your experience of watching geese, helping you see the stunning plumage of these beautiful birds and watch their fascinating behaviour. Experts from Swarovski and Viking are visiting WWT Caerlaverock to demonstrate and sell a range of optics. Take this opportunity to try out a great range of optics and get all your questions answered.

Free (See the website for more information: www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaverock. Booking Information: Booking is essential.

30-minute booking slots are available throughout the day. Please ring the centre on 01387 770200 to book your place.

Eastpark Farm
Dumfries, Dumfries DG1 4RS United Kingdom
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