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.

Drumlanrig Castle offers funding support to local causes

4th April, 2017

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is showing its community spirit by announcing its community bursary fund for 2017 in a bid to help local charities and organisations. The initiative, will give away £1,000 in small donations of up to £200 to community groups across Nithsdale and Upper Nithsdale who are in need of a financial […]

Fun-packed day of activities this Easter at Drumlanrig

27th March, 2017

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate marks the start to the new 2017 season on Saturday 1st April with its first family fun day of the season being an Easter egg-stravaganza on Sunday 16 April. Drumlanrig’s family friendly fun day will be packed with free activities to keep kids entertained from 11am-3pm on Easter Sunday. Children […]

Don’t miss this year’s fun-packed Galloway Country Fair

10th March, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Galloway Country Fair 2017, with a 10 per cent early bird discount for anyone buying tickets before 30 June. This year’s event, which is set to take place on 19 and 20 August, will be packed with an array of activities and stalls for visitors to enjoy. Visitors purchasing […]

Young anglers catch top tips at Drumlanrig Castle

6th March, 2017

Nith Catchment Fishery Trust has teamed up with Drumlanrig Castle and Queensberry Estate, in a bid to inspire young people to fish through a packed calendar of angling events taking place on the Estate. The free monthly events held by Nith Young Anglers Club will teach youngsters the basics of fishing grayling, flounder, sea trout, […]

Upper Nithsdale PFC kick-off new season with sponsored strips thanks to Buccleuch

17th October, 2016

Upper Nithsdale Primary Football Club will be going for gold this season following receipt of striking new strips sponsored by Buccleuch – owners of Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. The team, open to all primary school pupils of all ages from across the Upper Nithsdale region, compete in all regions throughout Scotland. The recent agreement […]

Drumlanrig Prepares for October Adventure

6th October, 2016

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is preparing for an October adventure as it opens the doors to the Playground and Gardens during the half term school break. Visitors will enjoy access outside of the traditional season at Drumlanrig to take advantage of the Adventure Playground from 15th October through to 30th October and what’s more, […]

Drumlanrig call out for budding wildlife rangers

20th September, 2016

With the summer holidays fast approaching, the Buccleuch Ranger Service is seeking Volunteer Rangers to help them this season at Drumlanrig Castle to ensure it’s in perfect condition for all its visitors. Volunteers will get their hands dirty, learning new skills while assisting the experienced Rangers with various practical tasks across the Estate. These include […]

Drumlanrig Castle introduces om-azing new classes

20th September, 2016

Drumlanrig Castle is ready to say ‘Namaste’ and ‘welcome’ to budding yogis with brand new drop-in yoga classes. The vinyasa flow classes, which coordinate breath with movement and encourage relaxation, will take place between 9.45am and 10.45am every Tuesday from 26th April. Led by local teacher, Jane Bailey, the classes will give individuals of all […]


11th August, 2016

The countdown is on as excitement builds ahead of one of Scotland’s premier country fairs. The Galloway Country Fair – the largest event of its kind in southern Scotland – is taking place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August. And with just days to go until the big weekend, visitors are being urged not […]


10th August, 2016

The award-winning Galloway Country Fair is to play host to horse whisperer Grant Bazin for his only Scottish appearance for 2016 in a spectacular equestrian showcase.   Practical horseman specialist, Grant, who worked closely with American horse trainer Monty Roberts who changed the face of handling horses with his specialised techniques and was part of […]