Arts Centre Fundraising Reaches 10%

5 Apr 19
by Nathon Jones

The proposed site for the new arts centre in Newton Stewart

Thanks to the wonderful generosity and support shown by local businesses and the local community, we are very pleased to announce that we have just reached 10% of our fundraising target for the proposed new arts centre in Newton Stewart with the total now standing at £1,509.29.

Since launching the fundraising campaign in March we have had fundraising concerts, hugely generous donations from individuals and even an auction for a Hohner melodeon!

This weekend sees another fundraising event taking place at the McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart, in the form of a table top sale with tables still available - the perfect opportunity for a Spring clearout - at just £10.00 per table.

You can donate online by clicking the link below or we are happy to accept donations by phone or in person by simply calling 01671 404924 or e-mailing

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported the project so far.  With your support, we're aiming to reach 25% of our target by the end of May and we have a range of events coming up including live music performances throughout the region and a duathlon!  :S

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In Other News

Coming soon....

Delighted to announce that Trad Music Trust, with outstanding support from the solicitors and team at McCormick & Nicholson, have completed all required paperwork and taken possession of the keys for 40 Victoria Street to develop a new arts, culture and heritage centre in Newton Stewart.

18 Jun 19
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National Best Festival Finalists!

We're off to Edinburgh tonight for the National E Awards Summer Party where the 2019 winners will be announced. The festival has been shortlisted as finalists in the Best Festival category alongside University of St Andrews, Renfrewshire Council, Party at the Palace and Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

13 Jun 19
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80 tickets left for Dougie MacLean

There are just 80 tickets remaining for this year's closing concert at Newton Stewart Cinema - a unique and intimate opportunity to see Scottish legend Dougie MacLean. If you haven't got your tickets yet, please don't leave it too late as we are expecting a sell out show.

10 Jun 19
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  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel
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6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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