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Young Trads Concert

Young Trads Christmas Concert, Saturday 14 December 2019, 7pm We are delighted that yet again our Youth Ambassadors, led by Rose Byers, are staging a fantastic Christmas concert with the best of young Scottish talent.  Last year’s event was absolutely fantastic, and we are sure the 2019 concert will live up to this high standard. […]

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Actor appointed for Tales and Trails project

We are thrilled to have such an experienced actor leading workshops for our new Tales and Trails project to help us engage with young people and bring Ellisland to life. Louise McNulty works as an actor, director and creative producer. She is a semi regular on Emmerdale playing DC Meaden. In 2018 she performed at Edinburgh Fringe in […]

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Tree Charter Day at Ellisland

Tree Charter Celebrations in National Tree Week, Saturday 30 Nov, 10am-5pm A range of craft activities for all ages exploring the life of Robert Burns and his family, the landscape of Ellisland and of course trees! Museum admission and activities £5 adults, £2 children.  

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Illustrator Appointed for Tales and Trails Project

We are thrilled to have appointed Henry Cruickshank as our illustrator for the Tales and Trails project working with young people to introduce other young people to Ellisland and Robert Burns. Henry is a professional animator, illustrator and tutor working for many varied organisations, including The Museum of Scotland, the BBC, Historic Environment Scotland and Red Bull TV. […]

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Tales and Trails Workshop for Young People

Tales and Trails Workshop for Young People, Sat 21 September, 11am-3.30pm Do you enjoy being creative, making up stories and drawing characters? Then join us on to work on creating a new character and storyline which will bring the site to life for all visitors and spark the interest of future generations in the life […]

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Funding Success for Tales and Trails Project

Ellisland receives funding for its Tales and Trails project Ellisland Museum and Farm are thrilled to have received funding of £9,800 from the Holywood Trust and £5,000 from the ScotRail Foundation managed by Foundation Scotland for its project ‘Tales and Trails’. This exciting development aims to engage young people with the home of Robert Burns […]

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Halloween at Ellisland

Halloween at Ellisland Sunday 27th October, 4-6pm Discover the Halloween traditions Robert Burns  wrote about. Carve a tombstone, make a potion, discover the Nithdale witches and hear some spine tingling stories. Admission £5.00, pay on the door, but please telephone 01387 740426 or email friends@ellislandfarm.co.uk to book as places are limited.    

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Kitchen Ceilidh at Ellisland

Kitchen Ceilidh at Ellisland Storytelling, Recitals and Song in Burns’ Kitchen Weds 9 October, 7-9pm Join us and local performers to recreate the atmosphere of a social evening in the time of Burns in his kitchen at Ellisland. You are welcome to add your voice or instrument to the entertainment. Admission £7.00, pay on the […]

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Yonder Clouden’s Silent Towers: Burns and Lincluden Abbey

Yonder Coulden’s Silent Towers:  Burns and Lincluden Abbey Tuesday 15 October, 7pm Robert Burns would often walk along the Nith to the Abbey which inspired him to write ‘The Minstrel of Lincluden’. He also set ‘Ca’ the Yowes to the Knowes’ there. Tom Hughes will tell us more about the history of the Abbey and […]

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Farm Supper

Farm Supper Saturday 14 September 2019, 7-10.30pm The Friends of Ellisland invite you to an evening of food, music, storytelling and good company in the historic setting of Burns’ rural home.  Tickets are £15 available from Ellisland, 01387 740426, Midsteeple Box Office or on-line (go to the Read More section and click on this link).

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