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Day of the Region
Whithorn has been selected as a venue for a Day of the Region celebration in September ( 20/21st) this year. Local groups are asked to contact the Community Council with their ideas and to lodge requests for funding. 24 groups have signed up, with everything from cupcakes to boxing ! This promises to be an exciting day, celebrating everything good in Whithorn !

Latest All Roads Lead to Whithorn news
The Business Association has been working with young people on a funding bid for a new Young Person's Guide to Whithorn. We've got part of the funding needed and are working on bids to reach the total we need. Look out for further details of an exciting participatory project later this year !

Events Guide for Whithorn & District
Flower Show
22 August 2014

Bug Explorers
22 August 2014

Celebration Craft Fairs
24 August 2014

A Walk at the edge of the World, Magnetic North
27 August 2014

Brilliant Borders; Guided Walk
Castle Kennedy
27 August 2014

Walk on the Wildside
28 August 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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Accommodation Guide for Whithorn & District
Visitor Attractions and Local Activities
Business Guide and Shopping in Whithorn & District
Events in Whithorn & District
The History of Whithorn and Christianity in Scotland
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How to Get to Whithorn

Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. UK.
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Featured Business in Whithorn

Castlewigg Lodge
Castlewigg Lodge
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