Sunday, 21 August 2011

Kirkcudbright - an Artists Town

We visited Kirkcudbright briefly on our recent holiday in Dumfries. It's a lovely town and is notable for being an Artists Town. Sandy on his blog Witterings has posted a lot recently about the Arts and Crafts of Kirkcudbright - you can read more here, here and here.

This photo shows one of the sculptures from the recent Sculpture Symposium in Kirkcudbright. You can read more about the symposium on Sandy's blog here, here and here.

After wandering round a very damp Kirkcudbright, which was full of swallows, house martins and swifts, we went down the coast a wee bit and had a walk though a lovely area of boggy coastline. It was worth the wet shoes to see the wonderful flowers, two roe deer hiding in the undergrowth and several sedge warblers singing and dancing in the reeds.

As ever, text in red contains hyperlinks which take you to other webpages where you can find out more.


Unknown said...

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The Weaver of Grass said...

I love that coastline Juliet.

HKatz said...

That sculpture is adorable. I also like the description of the walk along the coast.

Joyful said...

What a cute sculpture.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Sounds like you had a fun time in Kirkcudbright.
Love the cute sculpture.

Have a great week

Martin said...

Love the sculpture. King Rat?

Anonymous said...

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Thanks for Support

Dave King said...

I shall check out these links. Thanks for these postings.

Salalie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am reading backwards and see now that it is no wonder that this town made sure the empty storewindows were turned into painters' canvasses.

A great place to visit.

Manish Edida said...

The sculpture was very nice

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sandy's witterings said...

Thank you for the mention Juliet - always appreciated.