Drumlanrig News

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…

Make the most of Autumn at Drumlanrig this mid-term

11th October, 2017

Autumn themed Junior Rangers activities are sure to keep youngsters entertained this mid-term at Drumlanrig Castle and Queensberry Estate. Children can forage for leaves and acorns to create beautiful autumnal collages with the Estate’s Rangers on 18 October. The following week (25 October) kids can make their very own bird feeder using natural and recycled […]

Galloway Country Fair raises thousands for Cash for Kids

25th September, 2017

West Sound Cash for Kids received a £2,900 donation thanks to fundraising at one of Scotland’s premier country events at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. The 2017 Galloway Country Fair attracted 17,000 visitors to Dumfriesshire over two days and provided a welcome boost for its official charity partner, West Sound Cash for Kids. The impressive […]

Get on Your Bike to Drumlanrig

20th September, 2017

With just a few weeks left of summer, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is urging visitors to take advantage of the remaining nice weather and get on their bikes to do it! The Queensberry Estate on which, Drumlanrig Castle is situated, spans 90,000 acres and boasts countless walking routes but the Estate can also be […]

Educational walks at Drumlanrig

14th September, 2017

Fewer than 120,000 red squirrels remain in Scotland, however quite a number of the endangered species have been spotted around the Drumlanrig Estate and its Ranger Service is leading an awareness walk later this month. On Sunday 24 September from 1-2.30pm visitors can learn more about red squirrels and their habitat, seeing up close where […]

Drumlanrig Castle urges people to get out there and embrace the great outdoors

11th September, 2017

A recent report from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has highlighted Scots are losing touch with their natural environment and should spend more time outdoors for the good of their health. Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate has endorsed this belief and is extending its Volunteer Ranger scheme this autumn to share all the benefits that exercise […]

Border Cars on board as Galloway Country Fair 2017 sponsor

16th August, 2017

Border Cars has been confirmed as the headline sponsor for the Galloway Country Fair for the fourth year running. The annual family countryside event, taking place on 19th and 20th August at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, has secured the new and used car dealership – which operates throughout Cumbria, Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire […]

Rare Bonnie Prince Charlie tapestry on display

15th August, 2017

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is currently open for tours and, this year, visitors have a chance to discover a rare tapestry within its own Bonnie Prince Charlie bedroom. With 2017 being VisitScotland’s Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology, it’s the perfect time to uncover a piece of the past at Drumlanrig Castle. The tapestry […]

Renowned cookery writer and author set to star at Galloway Country Fair

11th August, 2017

Scottish cookery writer and author Sue Lawrence will join this year’s Galloway Country Fair thanks to its partnership with Wigtown Book Festival. Sue will host one hour demonstrations in the fair’s popular Bake Off Tent cooking delicious recipes while offering visitors the chance to hear more about her career and cookery books. The first, named […]

Explore the great outdoors at Drumlanrig

10th August, 2017

From hands-on Ranger activities to magical self-guided walks and outdoor yoga lessons, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate has something for everyone this August. Youngsters with a keen interest in wildlife and conservation can make the most of the last few days of the summer holidays at Junior Ranger workshops on Wednesdays in August from 10am-12pm. […]

Yoga fun in Dumfriesshire for all the family

8th August, 2017

The Yoga bug has swept the nation becoming increasingly popular not just as exercise but for combined mental and physical wellbeing, and Drumlanrig Castle is hosting classes for budding and experienced yogis throughout August – with a special one-off family session. For a zen start to the day this summer, take part in a Vinyasa […]