Spotlight on Food & Drink
Shoots & Leaves Cafe, Wigtown (Blue Route)
This is the first vegan & vegetarian cafe in Dumfries and Galloway and it can be found in Wigtown on our Blue route. During Spring Fling, the cafe will be open every day from 10am until late. The relaxing cafe and large cafe garden is family & dog friendly. We also have two large book-themed rooms for you to enjoy during your visit.
Alongside our large regular menu, there will be a Spring Fling 3-course vegan & vegetarian freshly prepared daily special for only £12, using fair trade and ethically sourced products.
Shoots & Leaves Cafe, 20 South Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9EH
Station House Cookery School, Kirkcudbright (Purple Route)
Station House Cookery School is a unique business in the heart of D&G offering cookery classes and demonstrations for all ages and abilities. During Spring Fling, Station House will be offering cookery demonstrations at an exclusive discounted rate!
Friday 22nd May, 3pm – 4.30pm
In this delicious Fresh Fish Cookery Demonstration, Nick will show you how to fillet a flat fish from scratch as well as how to deal with lovely local scallops in their shell. Then you’ll see how to prepare perfect pan-fried scallops with local black pudding,
sole ‘en papillote’ and breaded goujons with homemade tartare sauce.
Scottish Venison Masterclass Demonstration
Saturday 23rd May, 11am – 12.30pm
This simply delicious Venison Masterclass will show you how to get the most from
your venison. Nick will take you through the different cuts and how to cook them and then
demonstrate different dishes for you to try. This is a real Field to Fork experience as the Venison comes from Gledpark, Scotland’s First
Assured Venison Park not five miles from the Cookery School.
Easy Vegan 3 Courses
Saturday 23rd May, 3pm – 4.30pm
In this Vegan Cookery Demonstration, Nick will show you how to get the most from local plant
based ingredients to create three mouthwatering vegan dishes.
To book, please visit the Station House website here.
All demonstrations are priced at £7.50 per person (normally at £19-£29).
Cavens Country House, Kirkbean (Orange Route)
We are delighted to present our Prize Draw sponsor Cavens, which is at Kirkbean on our Orange Route. Cavens not only offers luxury accommodation but also fine dining every evening with 3 courses for only £35pp. Why not treat yourself to a great evening meal this Spring Fling.
Book in advance and you could get 10% off your meal!
Cavens, Kirkbean, near Dumfries, DG2 8AA
Find out more about Cavens here.
Ninefold Distillery, Lockerbie (Red Route)
Join owner and master distiller, Dr. Kit Carruthers on a tour of Dumfries & Galloway’s only rum distillery. You’ll hear about how the distillery was built in an old cattle byre, find out how rum is made, and see where D&G’s only homegrown casked rum lies. Enjoy rum and cocktails as you’re shown around!
Tickets are £7 for Friends of Spring Fling and entitle each guest to £5 off a bottle of Ninefold Pure Single Rum when bought at the distillery. Tickets must be booked in advance, up to 2 hours before the tour time, and are available from
Ninefold Distillery, Dormont Home Farm, Dalton, Lockerbie, DG11 1DJ