Bus Tours

Across the region
2 – 5 June

Join a bus tour to travel the region and visit the Spring Fling studios in a greener way!

We are working with Thornhill Community Transport and Cairn Valley Community Transport to deliver bus tours across the region taking visitors from studio to studio.

The exact route and timings/duration of the tours will be left to the discretion of the driver and discussed with passengers at the start of each tour.

Some buses have wheelchair access but please contact Upland to discuss this availability before making your booking.

Here are more details about the bus schedules, including rather approximate times for interim pick-ups. These are ‘request stops’ only, as some of them might involve a bit of a detour. So please get in touch if you are interested in getting onboard somewhere other than Gracefield.

  • Thurs:  Orange:  Dep. Gracefield 10.00. No other obvious pick-up points, but requests would be considered.
  • Fri:  Pink:  Dep. Gracefield 10.00
    • Castle Douglas Co-op car park c.10.35 (on request)
  • Sat:  Red:  Dep. Gracefield:  10.00 **TOUR CANCELLED**
    • Lockerbie Station 11.00 (on request)
  • Sat:  Green:  Dep. Gracefield:  10.00
    • Auldgirth Inn car park 10.15 (on request)
    • Thornhill Buccleuch bus stop 10.25 (on request)


  • Sun:  Blue:  Dep. Gracefield 09.00**TOUR CANCELLED**
    • Newton Stewart Sainsbury’s car park (on request) 10.25
  • Sun:  Purple:  Dep. Gracefield 09.30 **TOUR CANCELLED**
    • Castle Douglas Co-op Car park (on request) 10.00

Anyone joining these interim pick-up points may miss a venue or two (eg Lockerbie is preceded by the visit to The Art Hut at Hightae).


£14 per person
(£12 for Friends of Spring Fling, under-16s and over-60s)

*For booking over the weekend please phone: 07787 299 487. If you cannot book via the website and you need assistance please call the number above.


Thursday 2 June

Orange (Solway Coast) tour
Depart Dumfries 10 a.m.

Friday 3 June

Pink (Castle Douglas & District) tour
Depart Dumfries 10 a.m.

Saturday 4 June

Green (Nithsdale) tour
Depart Dumfries 10 a.m.

Red (Annandale & Eskdale) tour**TOUR CANCELLED**
Depart Dumfries 10 a.m.

Sunday 5 June

Blue (Wigtownshire) tour **TOUR CANCELLED**
Depart Dumfries 9 a.m.

Purple (Kirkcudbright & District) tour **TOUR CANCELLED**
Depart Dumfries 9.30 a.m.

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