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Clan Moffat - The Moffat Gathering :

Gatherings held at intervals on a Saturday in June.

Thursday 5th August to Sunday 8th August : Clan Moffat 5-yearly International Gathering in Moffat.
Go to the Website : Clan Moffat.org for details.

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Events Notified :

Building Health in Communities :
A Taster Art Class : Wednesday 20th August 2 pm :
Beattock Village Hall : No previous experience needed. FREE entry.
Tai Chi Taster : Monday 25th August 10-12:30 :
Beattock Village Hall : No previous experience needed. FREE entry. Particularly for those who have not exercised before or who may have a health condition.
For both events, Contact Asha Lal Tel : 07919262619.

Hallowe'en Night - Moffat Water Hall - 31st October 2008 :
Bonfire and games. Contact Ann Walker Tel. : 01683 220707. Website : http://www.moffatwaterhall.org.

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Annual Events :

As befits its history, Moffat has a good range of local events.

Moffat Weekend of Music & Song - Second Weekend in April :
Third annual event was held April 11th to 13th 2008. Centred around the Annandale Arms Hotel, the Black Bull Hotel and the Buccleuch Hotel. With concert on the Saturday night at The Little Theatre featuring Hilary Bell and the Threlfel Trio.
Details from Rob Malaney Tel. : 01257 231463. Mobile : 07855 925724. E-mail : robert@robertmalaney.wanadoo.co.uk

Moffat Fun Day - Last Sunday in May.
1000-Duck Race, Raft Race, Fun for all the Children - Bouncy Castle - Face-Painting - Clown - Disco.

Moffat Rootes Classic Car Rally - Last weekend in June :
Open to all makes of classic cars. Scenic Run, historic competition road run, vehicle display, a ceilidh and massed pipe bands>.
Contact Gordon Bisset (phone/fax) 01387 710318. E-mail : gordon@sre-scot.co.uk Website : http://www.sre-scot.co.uk

Moffat Gala Week - Second Week in July :
Held in the same week as the Glasgow Fair. Includes the crowning of the Gala Queen, the choosing of the Shepherd and his Lass and a procession.
Tel. : 01683 220511.

South of Scotland Tennis Championships - From the last Monday in July :
At the Beechgrove Tennis Courts on Academy Road. More details on Annandale & Eskdale Sports & Leisure Trust website.

Moffat Mass Garage & Car Boot Sale - Last Sunday of July :
Held in and around Moffat.

The Border Gathering - First Weekend in August :
Held annually at Dumfries, easily reached by car or bus from Moffat. See website at http://www.bordergathering.co.uk

Moffat Art Exhibition - Second and Third Weeks in August :
Annual Exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings by local artists - plus jewellery and cards. Teas and home baking available.
18th to 25th August in 2008. Open every day at the Old Well Theatre between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm. Admission FREE.

Galloway Country Fair - Second Weekend in August :
At Raehills, St. Ann's near Moffat on the A701 between Parkgate and Beattock. The third one (2008) was held the weekend of 17/18 August. More information : Tel. : 01557 860259. Website : http://www.galloway countryfair.co.uk.

Moffat Show - Last Saturday in August :
Held on 30th August 2008 at Kerr Park, Beattock Road, Moffat. A small country agricultural show started in the 1940s or earlier. May date its ancestry back to the old 'Hiring Fairs' and livestock sales held in Moffat for many centuries. Contact Secretary on Tel : 01461 800217.

Moffat Walking Festival - First Weekend in October :
Held on 3rd, 4th and 5th October 2008. Two days of walks of varying levels of severity, in the centre for walking in Southern Scotland. Contact Tel. : 01683 220227. Webpage : http://www.visitmoffat.co.uk

Moffat's Christmas Festival - End of November :
Many and varied entertainments all round the town - from Handbell Ringers to a Jazz Quartet. Mark the date in your diary and watch this space for further information from mid-September.
More information from Moffat Promotions Group (Moffat Town Hall) or from Colin Tel. : 07812017213.

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The Lord Dowding Memorial Service :

Held on the Sunday preceding 15th September. Church Service and wreath laying at the Dowding Memorial in Station Park. Led by Air Officer Scotland.
Contact Jean Purves Tel. : 01683 221202.

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Other Regular Events :

Moffat Farmers' Markets - Second Saturday of Every Month:
Held at Hammerlands. Contact Tel. : 01683 221220. Website : http://www.hammerlandsmoffat.co.uk

Car Boot Sale - First Sunday of Every Month :
Held at Hammerlands. Boots open 10 a.m. Contact Tel. : 01683 221220. Website : http://www.hammerlandsmoffat.co.uk

Old Well Theatre Scottish Concerts :
Held once a week from July to September. Group Bookings : Tel. : 01653-220681 or 220581.

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Moffat Promotions : - Website : http:www.moffattown.co.uk

This voluntary group organises annual events in Moffat for visitors and local benefit.


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