Wild Goose Festival is back for its second year with a fantastic collection of inspiring family-friendly activities and events.
The week-long festival runs from 16th – 23rd October, uniting art, literature, culture, community, and nature through a series of activities from interactive storytelling, nature walks, conversations, and creative events. The festival is supported by Dumfries & Galloway Council and is part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2021 and supported by TRACS – Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland.
Produced by The Stove Network and held in Dumfries and surrounding areas, Wild Goose Festival unites key partners from the region in an exploration of nature, creativity, and place.
Inspired by the migratory route of the barnacle geese between Svalbard and the Solway estuary, this year’s festival activities focus on our collective connection to the natural world and aims to join people, nature, and ideas.
Each autumn, tens of thousands of wild geese arrive in Dumfries & Galloway after their long migration, some traveling over 2,700km to reach the region. This mass gathering of geese including barnacle, greylag geese, brent geese and Greenland white fronted geese flock to Dumfries & Galloway each year, making our region one of the best places in the UK to see such a variety of geese.
The festival celebrates both the inspirational journey undertaken by the geese and our deep connection with the natural world. Offering a family-friendly programme focusing on engagement with nature and aims to highlight the important connection we have with the environment we live in.
Why not join Solway Firth Partnership on a Big Beach Clean at Mersehead on Saturday 16 October from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
For more information and to download the full programme click here