News · July 2017

The latest news from Drumlanrig Castle

There’s always something happening at Drumlanrig Castle. So to keep you up to speed with everything that’s going down – or being put up – we’ll post the latest news, articles and stories here.

Countdown is on for show-stopping Galloway Country Fair

27th July, 2017

With less than one month to go, the countdown is on as excitement builds ahead of one of Scotland’s premier country fairs. Galloway Country Fair – the largest event of its kind in southern Scotland – takes place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August. And with just weeks to go until the big weekend, […]

Shooting enthusiasts invited to compete in clay shooting challenge at Galloway Country Fair 2017

27th July, 2017

Organisers of this year’s upcoming Galloway Country Fair (19 and 20 August) – a key date in the rural fair calendar –  have teamed up with Auldgirth Shooting to offer avid shooting fans the opportunity to take part in clay shooting throughout the annual weekend. Friendly and qualified instructors will be on hand at the […]

Bumper Bake-Off Bonanza for GCF 2017 – Final call for Entries

24th July, 2017

Baking enthusiasts with passion for cooking and a flair for flour are being encouraged to take part in the Buccleuch Bake-off – part of this year’s Galloway Country Fair taking place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August.   Adults entrants are invited to present their creations on the day for judging, under three categories: […]

In Fair Drumlanrig Where We Lay Our Scene

21st July, 2017

The stunning surroundings of Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate will provide the picturesque backdrop for a musical take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet later this month. Theatre group, the Three Inch Fools will perform Romeo and Juliet on the Oval Lawn in front of the historic Castle on Saturday 29 July from 6pm. The five-strong […]

Local community groups win share of £1,000

20th July, 2017

In a bid to help local charities and organisations, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate opened applications to its community bursary fund for 2017 and the beneficiaries have now all received their cash boost. The initiative, allocated £1,000 in a number of small donations of up to £200, to community groups across Nithsdale and Upper Nithsdale […]

Four-legged TV stars set to wow crowds at this year’s Galloway Country Fair

19th July, 2017

An action-packed entertainment programme has been announced for Galloway Country Fair 2017 (19 and 20 August) which will see stunt horses who have featured in a host of TV dramas headline the arena. The Atkinson Action Horses have appeared in a number of popular programmes including Poldark, Peaky Blinders and Victoria. The horses are trained […]