Life in the Ninetieth Decade . . .

Philip Sheppard, "View on the Nith", 1858

Medium: pencil and watercolour heightened with white 

 The Buccleugh Collection

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WordPress blog : "The Waiting Room"


If you were thinking of a visit to south west Scotland you might do well to have a look at



Kirkcudbright Galleries


Kirkcudbright Events for Summer 2020

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Some of the events listed below are beginning to reopen but with health restrictions in place.

Please consult the web site of the event concerned for instructions.

And wear a face mask please !

Please put off your visit or holiday until the situation returns to normal .

Colvend Produce and Maker's Markets

4th Saturday in the month - ????? to 28 November 2020

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Kirkcudbright Farmer's and Produce Markets 

4th Sunday in the month - ????? to November 2020

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Kirkcudbright in Wikipedia

There are plenty of good places to stay, and fine eating to be had.


Dumfries and Galloway "Spring Fling"  - Open Studios

Web Site

In these uncertain times of a global health epidemic, it is with great disappointment that the Board and Staff of Upland Arts Development CIC have made the difficult decision to postpone Spring Fling Open Studios (23-25 May) until later in the year. 

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Friday, 25 September to Sunday, 4 October 2020, now a virtual event !

Book Festival Web Page and Box Office

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