You can still see many of the Beach Huts in our exhibition in the Town Hall.

Another successful 'Trail' thanks to everyone who took part and supported us.
The image below shows young participants at Mike Quirk's 'Have a Go' venue.


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The Trail's first ever 'Taster'exhibition was a great success and will  be repeated next year (June 1 -6) at the Harbour Cottage Gallery. It is an ideal opportunity for many of you to meet for the first time and also gave potential visitors the chance to see what the 'Trail' has to offer.

 REGISTRATION: If you would like to take part in the event in 2015 you must register .
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Make sure you get your details to the organisers in time to be included in the brochure.

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The Art & Crafts Trail is an annual event organised as part of Kirkcudbright's Summer Festivities programme. The event, which was first held in 2004, has developed into a major event in the area, attracting thousands of visitors to the picturesque harbour town.


Watch out for our caravan moving around the town again this year.

Remembering past years ......

 Wasn't it amazing to see the lanterns from the Jubilee celebrations again, looking ghostly in their wonderful cobwebbed venue in the High Street.












                    Please enjoy some more photos of previous 'Trails'  


                                               Music at Fergus Road

   Jean & Ruthie Redden chatting in their basement                       Waiting for the 'Trail' bus

    Janet Harvey demonstrated cold water dying using natural dye from plants

  The superb woodturning of Burnhead Woodturners (Bill Johnstone and Ian Dawson)

   Anthea Robson creating her handmade books              Fleur McIntyre demonstrates machine embroidery

                                    Relaxing to the gentle harp music by Ruth Sandiford

                                           Lots to see at Woodlands Avenue Gallery

      Erwin van't Hoff at work                        The Family 'Tin'                          Can I have a go ?


Remember this ......

There are now four videos  posted on Facebook (click here)

Note: 185 photos now added to Facebook (search Kirkcudbright Art & Crafts Trail).
(click here)

 The Kirkcudbright Girls return every year



The following seven photos by Colin Saul








Following six photos by Jim Bell

Dolls at the Scout Hall                                                     Jane Gibson at Cornerways


Andy Breen at Greengate                                           Pipers at the Harbour


The Wee Kirkcudbright entertainers in the High Street                                 Sami Thorpe at the Parish Hall



Jean & Ruthie Redden at work in Rhubarb basement.(Photos by Ruthie)









Floral arrangements in Greyfriars House


Stewart Baillie & Linda Porritt exhibited in Greyfriars House (photos by Stewart)


The following four photos by Carl Dania


Do you know what it is yet Andy?                              Kite making with Anthea


Custom House                                       People's Picture Palace at the Royal Hotel

The following photos have been sent in by Sandy Cowan

                                              ^ Fanfares for Fredwood and Sandy.

                                                           Adele's Garden


                       A piano duet by Mary Mann & Hazel Laurie at Broughton House and Pipers
                       outside Greengate entertained the visitors.


            Newspaper Dress on the line, Kite Making at Greengate and Knitted Dress on the line


                       Willow by Lizzie Fairey, Wood and Pottery and Maverick Angels at Greengate



About the 'Trail'

As part of Kirkcudbright's 'Summer Festivities' programme the Art & Crafts Trail, which has been running successfully now for nine years, takes you into hidden gardens, artists' studios and homes, not normally open to the public, where you will be able to talk to some of the artists and find out what makes Kirkcudbright special for them. Trail venues are open daily from 11.00am until 5.00pm
Catch the 'Free Trail Bus' to venues outside the centre area. The route is shown in the brochure.

This four day event is a family friendly event with lots of 'fun' things to do. Who needs the Trafalgar Square Plinth -  have a go on the Moat Brae Plinth.

Why not send a 'Message in a Bottle' , pose on the Plinth,  have a go at 'Washing Line Art' or maybe even 'You've Been Framed'. The choices are endless.




                                                                                                                                                                             Take the opportunity to visit around 70 different venues and meet some of the 180 or so participants as you wander around the picturesque harbour town  nestling on the River Dee Estuary..

  Sugarcraft                     Carved Furniture


   Pottery                     Glassware     Silver Jewellery 

Kirkcudbright is steeped in history and has been the home of many famous artists over the years including  E A Hornel and the 'Glasgow Boys', Jessie M King and her husband E A Taylor, Charles Oppenheimer, William Robson and David Sassoon to name a few - walk in their footsteps and visit some of the venues where they lived and  worked.


Photo Opportunities  -  Please continue to send in your images if you joined us on any of the 'Trails' and took some great photos - we may even include it on the websiteor in the brochure. Photos should be standard 4"x6" (landscape) or digital (minimum 1200x900 pixels) and can be emailed to

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