Kirkcudbright.


Kircudbright is situated in South West Scotland and is part of Dumfries and Galloway. Since 2000 It has been known as 'Kirkcudbright Artist' Town because of its artists colony that blossomed here in the 20th century. These artists included EA Hornel, Jessie M King and Charles Oppenheimer. The town also has the Stewartry Museum, Tollbooth Art Centre and of course Broughton House (see below). Some great restaurants and coffee shops exist along with a community owned caravan and camping site Silvercraigs

Kirkcudbright Plant Fair May 2009.





Broughton House and Gardens August 2009.



Broughton House is an 18th-century town house standing on the High Street of Kirkcudbright in the southwest of Scotland. Constructed in 1734 as two houses until Kirkcudbright Provost and local MP Alexander Murray purchased the property in 1740 when he revamped and rebuilt it into one house. It had various owners after the Murray family sold it in 1756 including the 5th Earl of Selkirk.
 
The Gallery.
Designed by Glasgow architect John Keppie who slotted the new room into the structure of the existing building. Designed primary for the display of the artists paintings and sculptures although this became the main reception room in the house. 

Studio.
The very first room to be altered when Hornel purchased the house.
Also designed by Keppie it was where Hornel did most of his work until his death in 1933.  

The house is now best known today as the home of the Scottish artist Edward Atkinson Hornel who lived and worked there from 1901 until his death in 1933. It was in this building that he dedicated his life to his four main passions -painting, Kirkcudbright, the local area, his Japanese-influenced garden and his library.



A small part of the garden

The River Dee.
The gardens, which back onto the River Dee, were laid out by Hornel and his sister and cover an area of around 2 acres. The Japanese garden includes a rockery and a pond with stepping stones, while closer to the river a series of beds are divided by box hedging. A number of 17th-century and 18th-century sundials are sited in the garden, as well as late 17th-century carved stone gatepost

Since 1950 the house and grounds have been in the care of the National Trust for Scotland who have maintained it as ‘a living museum of Hormel’s life and work’ including the garden which is included on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.

Kirkcudbright Grand Parade August 2010.

Described as a brightly coloured celebration of fun and imagination it normally takes place towards the end of the summer festivities each year.














Kirkcudbright Harbour December 2015.





High Tide January 2016.






Little Ross Island April 2016.





In August 1960 a murder took place on the island.  His fellow relief lighthouse keeper murdered Hugh Clark. Two men who were visiting the island discovered the dreadful deed and reported it to the authorities. After a nationwide hunt for the 24-year-old Robert Dickson he was arrested in Yorkshire and brought back to Dumfries Court House for trial and sentenced to death. Although Dickson was reprieved five days before the execution planned for 21st December 1960, he took his own life in prison two years later by an overdose of drugs.

Ross.
Little Ross from Kircudbright.

The surrounding countryside.


Kelpies in Kirkcudbright July 2016.







Classic cars in Kirkcudbright Sunday 28th August 2016.


A good turn out.

A Wolsley.



Morris Traveller.

Early Ford Prefect.

The Morgan.

An MG.
Country Fair Kirkcudbright July 2017.

Each year Kirkcudbright has a Country Fair. It takes place at The Carse, Tongland Road and is designed for all the family.

A rare lovely blue sky.


The Drakes of Hazard , sheepdog and duck display team.
Birds of Prey.
The Steam Traction Engine.
Pony Rides.

Various free children's entertainment.

Magic Tricks and Display.

Kirkcudbright Scottish Night 3rd August 2017.


















Kirkcudbright Lifeboat Station October 2017.



Established in 1862, the Lifeboat Station has provided search and rescue coverage from Southerness Point to Scares Rocks in the Solway Firth. At present it operates an inshore B class lifeboat.




The Life Boat Station.

Views from the Station.
View of Little Ross Island from Kirkcudbright on the walk to the Lifeboat Station.





Kirkcudbright Farmers Market November 2017.





The Farmers Market takes place on the last Sunday in the month for most of the year.

Coffee and Tea cakes in Mullberries on a grand Sunday morning.






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