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After 3 days of no electricity, I was MIGHTY glad when the lights popped back on last night. We even had our first barbeque of the year!! Wasn't the warmest but at least the sun was shining. The wind is still bitterly cold here but that hasn't detered some hardy ospreys returning to the UK. Reports...
25 Mar 2013
All eyes to the sky!! Spring is here!
It's with baited breath that I go into the Visitor Centre these days. Any day now an osprey could appear on the nest. Already there has been an osprey sighted at Annan. Could this be the Caerlaverock birds returning? We will just have to wait and see. 3 other opsreys have been seen further south...
15 Mar 2013
Bill Campbell - a friend sadly missed
It is with great sadness that I write to say that Mr Bill Campbell, one of our first volunteers in the Wigtown Bay Visitor Centre, sadly lost his battle with cancer on the 3rd January, at Dumfries hospital, with his family at his side. Bill started as a visitor interpretation volunteer in July 2011...
9 Jan 2013
Happy New Year everyone!
Just wanted to extend our best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy 2013. The next guided walk at the Crook of Baldoon is on Sunday 13th January - a perfect reason to walk off some of the Christmas excess and see what's around at the busiest time of year for wildfowl on the Crook. Peak numbners...
3 Jan 2013
Icebergs at the Crook!
What a beautiful day! A crisp blue sky, long fingers of frost on the grass and large mounds of ice over the lower reaches of the merse and chunks floating out to sea on the tide. I would never have believed it was cold enough last night for ice in the sea at midday but there it was glistening in the...
29 Nov 2012
Halloween is here, the ghosts and ghouls draw near........
If you go down to the Crook of Baldoon this week, take a close look at the ruins of old Baldoon Castle, on the road to Baldoon Mains farm. There you might see the lonely ghost of Janet Dalrymple wandering the grounds of the ruin in the early hours, her nightdress splattered with blood. She is said to...
27 Oct 2012
Up and coming events for the October holidays
Hello everyone, Below are details of a few extra events that I'll be running for families in the Wigtown Bay Visitor Centre during the holidays. So if you're looking for a way to keep the children occupied drop in to the County Buildings for some fun and games. What's for Dinner - Owl...
11 Oct 2012
Wigtown is Blooming!
Wigtown in Bloom was this year's Winner of the Scottish Natural Heritage Biodiversity Award 2012 , sponsored by SNH and Beautiful Scotland (part of Keep Scotland Beautiful) It is wonderful to get recognition for the work of the community, RSPB and D&G Council Ranger service in keeping Wigtown...
13 Sep 2012
Explore the wonders of Galloway
Your chance to get the inside story on two of our local reserves, Wood of Cree and Crook of Baldoon. Join Paul Tarling on a guided walk about Woodland Pasture at Wood of Cree from 10 till 12; followed by a Walk on the Wild Side exploring the Crook of Baldoon from 2 till 4. Phone Paul on 01988 402130...
29 Jun 2012
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