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Day of the Region weekend
There are free events all weekend, with local groups showcasing their hobbies, pastimes and sports, as well as a School Concert, Community Resilience lunch, Whithorn Trust lunch on Sunday, Fashion Show and Tea Dance. There are only a few tickets left for the latter two events, so please check at the orange gazebo for any remaining tickets.

Day of the Region starts!
The Day of the Region kicked off to a great start with 3 screenings of the silent film about Whithorn made by Urbancroft. Local people turned out in great numbers and then stayed on for Polish, Indian and Scottish food, laid on by local volunteers. The Business Association would like to thank all involved for their contributions and enthusiasm.

Events Guide for Whithorn & District
Woodland Scavenger Hunt, Castle Kennedy Ranger
Castle Kennedy
21 September 2014

Fishing at Loch Grannoch
Castle Douglas
21 September 2014

Walk on the wildside
26 September 2014

Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally
26 September 2014

Wigtown Book Festival
26 September 2014

Celebration Craft Fairs
28 September 2014

Frequently Asked Questions about Whithorn
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In the eighth century, Bede wrote of Whithorn as a shrine established three centuries before his time: "an episcopal see, called after S. Martin the bishop, and famous on account of the church where he rests in body, along with many other saints. The place belongs to the province of the Bernicians (Northumbrians) and is commonly called The White House. It received this name because he built the church there of stone, not a common practice among the Britons".

Archaeologists have established that in the fifth century, the early Christian settlement at Whithorn had contacts with Gaul, a sophisticated church hierarchy, and was importing fine wines and pottery to a thriving and literate community, which was in touch with a movement of Christian ideas and art coming from Europe and beyond. As such, Whithorn is quite possibly Scotland's earliest town. Later, in the middle ages, the burgh of Whithorn thrived as the shrine was visited by Scottish Kings and Queens; from Robert the Bruce to Mary Queen of Scots, and by thousands of pilgrims.

Our tradition of welcome is 1500 years old. Come to Whithorn and experience it!

Machars Visitors Guide

Machars GuideOur fourth Machars-Rhins Guide for 2014 is now available ! Our distributors are delivering throughout the South of Scotland and Northern England in time for Easter and we are delivering via our volunteers to local venues in Dumfries and Galloway.

Please let us know if you would like to have copies on hand for visitors and customers, by emailing mail@whithorn.info

Download The Machars Visitors Guide (7MB) in PDF format.

DG Zero Waste Volunteers

The Dumfries and Galloway Zero Waste Volunteer Programme started in January 2012. It is part of the Zero Waste Volunteer Programme which is being run throughout Scotland and aims to help Scotland become the first zero waste society in the world.

Towns and villages in Whithorn & District
Towns and villages in Whitorn & DistrictThe history and general information about towns and villages in the Whithorn & District region.
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How to Get to Whithorn

Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. UK.
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