Art, travel, localism, food, drink and rural sustainability come together in Running on Empty, a commission for Spring Fling 2015 by award-winning Dumfries arts collective The Stove Network.

Over the weekend a creatively adapted Black Cab will follow the Spring Fling routes and call at studios, transforming itself into a pop-up kitchen. Caterers Scrumptious will conjure a mixture of local fare, all closely related to particular locations and studios – a uniquely rural twist on the fashion for pop-up city street food.

Come and try out samples of seriously local produce and time your own studio tour to coincide with affordable meals, much-needed refuelling and great craic.

Running On Empty


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Saturday 23rd May

1. Studio 1 Laurie Campbell, Stranraer |12-2pm for Lunch 

Come and enjoy:

Irish Stew With Soda Bread - £4 p/person

Salad Box - £4 p/person

Homemade Lemonade in a Jar - £2 p/person

Popcorn Bags & Brownies - FREE!


2. Studio 2 Lisa Hooper, Port William | 5-7pm for a Barbeque

The usual barbeque fare; Burgers, sausages, chicken & vegetable sticks, fresh bread, marinated sweet corn, salads, rice, pasta & slaw as well as Barbequed pineapple and chocolate & baileys stuffed bananas - £5 p/person

PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND THE BBQ ON THE BEACH - http://runningonemptybbq.eventbrite.co.uk


Sunday 24th May

3. Studio 43 Leeming + Paterson, Dalry |11am -1pm for Brunch

Fruit juice - FREE!

French toast sticks with cinnamon or chocolate dipping sauce - £3 p/person

Melon slices - FREE!

Camp Stove Breakfast – a one pot dish of bacon wrapped sausage & bbq baked beans topped with a poached egg with crusty bread - £4 p/serving

Pack Lunch Box (if its too early in the day to eat) with sandwich, juice, tray bake, fruit and jelly pot - £5 p/box

4. Studio 73 Terri Campbell, Sanquhar |3-5pm for Afternoon Tea with a Twist

Homemade sherbet dips - FREE!

DIY Bruschetta - a table with toasted bruschetta and a selection of toppings for you to make your own with our chef Craig on hand with his chef’s torch to melt the cheesy toppings! - £3 p/person

Mini afternoon tea in a box - £3 p/box

Homemade mint tea (hot or cold dependent on weather) - FREE!


Monday 25th May

5. Studio 94 Pete Brown, Eskdalemuir |10 – 11.30am for Breakfast

DIY Porridge pots with a selection of toppings - £2 p/person

Granola bar bites and orange juice - FREE!

Chorizo or mushroom and fried egg wraps with chilli sauce - £3.50 p/person

Cinnamon pastries - £1.50 p/pastry

If you need a caffeine hit there is a cafe/bistro on site at the Eskdalemuir Community Hub serving fresh coffee - prices start from £1

6. Studio 78 & 79 Katie Anderson & Jo Garner, Brydekirk | 1.30-3.30pm for a Delicious Celebration to close Spring Fling 2015


Come and celebrate the end of Spring Fling with a glass of raspberry fizz (non alcoholic) and canopies

We will have a smoker and on sight & smoke mackerel, which will be served with cheese scones and a selection of toppings, veggie option available.

Running on Empty is led by The Stove Network (Dumfries) and delivered by members: artist David Ralston (Gatehouse) and caterers Scrumptious (Auchencairn)