Ballantrae Food Festival – 11 June 2017

ballantraeThe Ballantrae Food Festival builds each year on the tremendous success of previous events.

Cookery demonstrations, live music, food and drink samples…This is a fun day out for all the family. There is a free bus service running from Girvan railway station to Ballantrae, or make a weekend of it and stay in one of the excellent local B&Bs

Thistleneuk B&BMerchant House, or Balkissock Lodge B&B



Boswell Book Festival 12 – 14 May 2017

boswellThe 2017 Boswell Book Festival looks like being the best yet!

A fantastic array of well-known faces will be there including Nigel Havers, Alex Norton and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman.

And a highlight will surely be George Dunne (94) and Dave Fellows (92), two veteran survivors from WW2 Bomber Command tell of flying deep into enemy territory over Nazi occupied Europe.

Boswell Book Festival programme 2017


Scottish Grand National 21 – 22 April 2017

Ayr races – Best in Scotland!

The Races!The jewel in the crown of National Hunt racing in Scotland – a fantastic two-day meeting  with the top horses and jockeys competing for some serious prize money.

The centrepiece of Saturday – and of the entire jumps season in Scotland is the Coral Scottish Grand National generally recognised as one of the best races of its kind. Ayr Races


ABBA at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

20170109_170315ABBA held their AGM at RBBM on Monday 9th Jan 2017 with a wonderful buffet lunch, guest speakers included Susan Colquhoun of RBBM, Craig Stewart of Freetobook and Jackie Hitchen of ITFact.

Cordelia Galley of Balkissock Lodge B&B was duly nominated as the new Chairperson for ABBA. To complete the afternoon members enjoyed the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre exhibition currently on at the RBBM.

Haggis Hooley 20 Jan 2017

haggis hooley copyWhat could be better than eating, dancing and listening to a Ceilidh Band?

Come along to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum on Fri 20 Jan 2017, 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Of course there will be haggis! And add the Borland Ceilidh Band to get everyone on their feet. Booking essential at RBBM Booking. And you may as well stay the night – try the newly opened B&B just along the road called 15 Alloway.