Stags are stars of a wild autumn


One Direction – This is us 3D (PG) – The Cinema, Newton Stewart.

An intimate look into what goes on backstage and onstage on tour with the world’s favourite band.


Storyteller with Des Dillon – The Ryan Centre, Stranraer, 7.30pm.

A night of warm, self deprecating, incident-laden storytelling in fine Billy Connolly meandering style both eye wateringly funny and bizarrely touching. Strong language & Adult Humour. Call 01776 703535.

Giants in the Forest – Threave Estate, Castle Douglas, 7.30pm.

Be guided along a path of shadows into the Dark Wood. Weaving a spell of myth 
and magic with dancers, storytelling, musicians and more. Performances starting 7.30pm and then every 15mins last performance 9.30pm. Cost £5 adult/£3 children. Call 01556 502575 for details.

The Pictish Trail (music) – 
The CatStrand, New 
Galloway, 7.30pm.

Singer/songwriter Johnny Lynch’s inimate acoustic-
guitar driven songs transform into foot-stomping, 
elegiac electro-metal 


Derek Ryan in concert – The Ryan Centre, Stranraer, 7.30pm.

Derek Ryan is the former lead singer of the Irish pop band D-Side. He had three top ten hits in the UK and a number one single in Japan during 2005. Three years ago he became interested in country music and wrote three top selling songs. Cost: £15. Call 01776 703535


The Big Den Build – Cally Woods, Gatehouse (meet at car park), 10.30am.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,all ages welcome to join in with building a dome. Plenty of time for building your own dens and playing. Call 01557 814190 or 07790691584 to ensure a place.

Wild Autumn Stags - Red Deer Range, new Galloway Road.

As part of the Wild Autumn Festival, drop in any time between 11am and 12noon. Get fantastic views of these amazing mammals and discover what other wildlife to look out for in the Galloway Forest Park this Autumn.

saturday 19

Kirkcudbright Food Festival Saturday and Sunday – various venues, 11am-5pm.

Food producers from across the region will be displaying their produce and demonstrations in markets on both days. On Sunday, “Four Chefs, One Venue, One Day” will bring together some of the country’s finest chefs for one of the biggest cooking demonstrations this year, each lasting approximately one hour.