See What’s On in Galloway this week

Try your hand at stargazing
Try your hand at stargazing
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FRIDAY 20 January for one week: Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol - The Cinema, Newton Stewart (see advert for times).

The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, casusing Nathan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their name.

Saturday 21 January: Relay For Life launch event - Custom House, Stranraer, 12pm-3pm.

Pop along and find out more about this year’s 24-hour fundraising walk, now in its fifth year, and how you can join in.

Sunday 22 January: The Wedding Fair 2012 - North West Castle, Stranraer 12pm-4pm.

This event is a must for all brides-to-be (and their family and friends) who are looking for inspiration and advice from local, reliable wedding traders. From gowns to cakes, stationery to make up, photographers to pipers, they have it all at the first wedding fair of 2012.

See the models wearing different styles of gowns and wedding wears and get samples and tips from the people in the know. And the icing on the cake - it’s all free.

Form more information contact Laura Martin on: 01988 500 888.

Sunday: ‘Detox Naturally’ talk by expert Bill Tara - Penninghame House, Newton Stewart at 7.30pm.

Learn how to get the maximum impact from your healthy eating plan for the New Year and learn how to make sure you stay with it.

Practical home remedies to burn fat, special foods to stimulate strong immune function and tips on success in healthy eating.

Admission is free. The talk is held in the dining room of the main house. For more information contact 01671 401414 or email

Monday 23 January: Stargazing for beginners - Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, Palnure.

Pop along and join Forestry Commission Scotland staff in the Dark Sky Park on a visual tour of the Galloway Forest Park’s Dark Sky.

A £3 donation would be welcomed. Wrap up warm and bring a torch if you have one.

Friday 27 January: Dark Sky Park Trip - Glentrool.

Join Forestry Commission Scotland staff at Glentrool on a night focussing on the dark skies of Galloway. Transport will be laid on from Castle Douglas (5.30pm pick up) then picking up at Gatehouse, Creetown and Newton Stewart. (Due to the limited number of places available at the venue booking is essential for this event. Reserve your place by calling 01671 402 420. Cost - £10 if making your own way there and paying at the door, £17 if making use of return transport.)

Saturday 28 January: Gatehouse of Fleet Burns Club Annual Burns Supper -

The Gatehouse of Fleet Burns Club will be holding its annual Burns Supper on Saturday 28th of January 2012. The 3-course meal will start with the piping in of the haggis and the “Address to a Haggis” by Willie McMillan and Professor Alastair McGowan of Glasgow University will propose the toast to the Immortal Memory.

Finlay Carson will propose the “Toast to the Lasses” and Pat Jacques will reply. Musical entertainment will be provided by John Cowan on the violin and songs from the Warbling Birds, Hilary Irvine and Susan St Joseph. The winners of the Gatehouse Primary School Burns Poetry competition will recite their prize-winning poems. Tickets priced £20 can be obtained from the secretary, Pauline Logan, 16 Fleet Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2JT. Telephone 01557-814667.