Spring Fling is a vibrant visual art and craft open studios event covering the length and breadth of Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland; it is highly regarded as one of the UK’s most successful contemporary visual art and craft events.
// Route Feature // Our Blue Route has 15 Studios. On this route you will find painting, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, and textiles.
The route takes in Mull of Galloway, Drummore, Sranraer, Port William, Newton Stewart, Withorn, Wigtown, Kirkowan, Bargrennan. Whilst travelling on the Blue Route route why not take in some of the other attractions in the area…
Take a walk in paradise at five star Logan Botanic Garden, which dates back to 1869 and is Scotland’s most exotic Garden, with plant treasures rarely seen in the United Kingdom. Located on the south-western tip of Dumfries and Galloway, Logan is warmed by the Gulf Stream which enables plants from Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America and Southern Africa to thrive: www.rbge.org.uk/visit/logan-botanic-garden/
Wigtown was officially designated as Scotland’s National Book Town in 1998 and is now home to a wide range of book-related businesses. Spring Fling x Wigtown Book Festival Residency returns this year with Poet Ken Cockburn who invites you to explore the links between birds, art and the landscape in which it is made. Find out more here: www.wigtownbookfestival.com/our-projects/writer-in-residence
After browsing the bookshops of Wigtown pay a visit to The Crook of Baldoon, an RSPB coastal reserve of 196 hectares lying within Wigtown Bay, a breathtaking panorama of saltmarsh, mudflats and hills. Cairnsmore of Fleet and the Galloway Hills act as a backdrop to wild saltmarsh and mudflats which positively ooze with birdlife: www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/crook-of-baldoon/