Mossyard Bay
Mossyard Bay

Where every name tells a story

Exhibition reveals the mystery of place-names

19 March - 30 April 2018

This coastal place-name exhibition celebrates the beauty of the Dumfries and Galloway shoreline and the language used to describe it.

The exhibition features images depicting the coastline and the history and stories behind the origins of place-names which often use words that have disappeared from our everyday language.

Exhibition : Planthunter - A Celebration of Michael Wickenden

1 July -3 September 2017

Michael Wickenden, the founder of Cally Gardens outside Gatehouse and who died last year, was a modern day explorer who travelled the world's remote places in search of new varieties of plants.  At Cally, in the former walled garden of Cally House, he created a specilalist nursery as well as a beautiful garden.

Exhibition : Caroline McQuistin

3 - 25 June 2017

Bookshop Gallery

Caroline is an Edinburgh based photographer originally from a farm near Stranraer. Caroline works with both digital and analogue photography, creating images of a documentary style, telling stories through photography.

The exhibition comprises photographs created in the past year as well as prints from her travels around America. When creating her images, she researches the history and facts about the location to channel an essence of it into her imagery.

Kirkcudbrightshire Castles Past and Present

An exhibition by The Scottish Castles Association

22 March - 21 May 2017


This exhibition traces looks at some of the many castles of Kirkcudbrightshire.  It includes castles in care, castles which have been restored, castles at risk, and a couple that are largely forgotten.  Many started off as quite similar tower houses, but their stories and outcomes differ considerably.  


10.30am - 5pm, The Bookshop Gallery


‘My Favourite Place’ Photography Competition

The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland are running a photographic competition for young people in Summer 2016 to celebrate the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. There will be two classes, one for those aged 15 and under, and one for those aged 16 to 24. The competition aims to encourage young people to engage with the built heritage around them, as all entries must feature a whole, or elements of, a building.