The Coo Palace near Kirkandrews

The Borgue area has a long history and has many interesting artefacts from various periods. There are neolithic "cup & ring" rock carvings, iron age/medieval mottes and forts and many listed historic buildings including the quirky Edwardian creations of James Brown of Knockbrex. The Kirkandrews Kirk web site has a lot of information on the history of the Borgue area.

Kirkandrews Kirk

The Spring Fling event in late May features artists from Dumfries & Galloway who open their galleries to visitors over the bank holiday weekend.

Kirkcudbright holds an Art & Craft Trail annually over a long weekend in late July or early August. It showcases the work of around 150 artists in 100 locations around the town of Kirkcudbright.

There are a number of artists and makers who live and work in the Borgue area. Click on their names to find out more about their work.

Claire Cameron-Smith - Printmaking

Ian Cameron-Smith - Hand-made furniture

Linda Mallett - Paintings, prints and mixed-media works from local and recycled materials

The Borgue Collective - A group of artist and makers who live in the Borgue area