The Wild Goose Festival will be back in 2024!

The 2023 Wild Goose Festival concluded on the 29th of October, but don’t worry! Events celebrating the migration of our feathery friends will return in Autumn 2024. For updates on all things Wild Goose, make sure you are following our social media channels.

Latest Past Events

Three Sisters – A Story from the Climate Future (Day 2)

Kirkconnell House New Abbey, Dumfries

From the renowned art and social justice group Platform, Three Sisters – A Story from the Climate Future, is a drama made specifically for Nithsdale and premiering at the Wild Goose Festival. Created in New Abbey, just to the south of Dumfries, this immersive audio drama uses the structure and sensibility of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters to explore a […]

A Traditional Scottish Halloween at the Home of Rabbie Burns

Ellisland Farm Ellisland Farm, Hollywood Road, Auldgirth

Join us at Ellisland for a ghostly day of Halloween fun for all the family. We are hosting a celebration in the spirit of the Bard himself wi’ merry sangs and unco tales!  The history of Halloween is steeped in Scottish traditions, Burns himself had an affiliation with the supernatural and references to this can […]

Writing for Nature – Connecting Place, Species & Season

National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Nature Reserve Kelton Mains, Castle Douglas

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Stephen Rutt’s book Wintering: A Journey with Geese was chosen as Times Nature Book of the Year 2019, and described as “a poignant testament to how we can find peace in the rhythms of the natural world”. Stephen is partnering with National Trust for Scotland to deliver a relaxed, creative evening workshop at […]

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