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Machars Rhins Guide at the printers' !
We're on target with the Machars Rhins Guide, which has to be in Glasgow for end of this month, so that the distributor's vans can take them round the South of Scotland and North of England. The Business Directory is now going to proof form.

AGM 19th January 2016
Our AGM is to be held at 6.30pm on 19th January, followed by an open question and answer session about high speed broadband. Representatives of the Dumfries and Galloway programme, Community Broadband Scotland and Digital Scotland will be present. This is an open meeting, so if you've got high speed broadband and have questions, would like it, can't get it, or just want to know more, come along !

Events Guide for Whithorn & District
Feather Up A Pine Cone Bird
Port Logan
20 October 2016

Weave a Wooly Twig Star
Port Logan
27 October 2016

Friday Fright Night

28 October 2016

The Wee Spook

28 October 2016

Halloween Activity Day
Port Logan
29 October 2016

The Horrible Horror Trail

29 October 2016

Frequently Asked Questions about Whithorn
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Welcome to Whithorn.info

In the eighth century, Bede wrote of Whithorn as a shrine established three centuries before his time: "an episcopal see, called after S. Martin the bishop, and famous on account of the church where he rests in body, along with many other saints. The place belongs to the province of the Bernicians (Northumbrians) and is commonly called The White House. It received this name because he built the church there of stone, not a common practice among the Britons"

Archaeologists have established that in the fifth century, the early Christian settlement at Whithorn had contacts with Gaul, a sophisticated church hierarchy, and was importing fine wines and pottery to a thriving and literate community, which was in touch with a movement of Christian ideas and art coming from Europe and beyond. As such, Whithorn is quite possibly Scotland's earliest town. Later, in the middle ages, the burgh of Whithorn thrived as the shrine was visited by Scottish Kings and Queens; from Robert the Bruce to Mary Queen of Scots, and by thousands of pilgrims.

Our tradition of welcome is 1500 years old. Come to Whithorn and experience it!

Machars Visitors Guide

Machars GuideOur fifth Machars-Rhins Guide for 2015 is now available ! Our distributors are delivering throughout the South of Scotland and Northern England in time for Easter and we are delivering via our volunteers to local venues in Dumfries and Galloway.

Please let us know if you would like to have copies on hand for visitors and customers, by emailing mail@whithorn.info

Download The Machars Visitors Guide (7MB) in PDF format.

DG Zero Waste Volunteers

The Dumfries and Galloway Zero Waste Volunteer Programme started in January 2012. It is part of the Zero Waste Volunteer Programme which is being run throughout Scotland and aims to help Scotland become the first zero waste society in the world.

Towns and villages in Whithorn & District
Towns and villages in Whitorn & DistrictThe history and general information about towns and villages in the Whithorn & District region.
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Accommodation Guide for Whithorn & District
Visitor Attractions and Local Activities
Business Guide and Shopping in Whithorn & District
Events in Whithorn & District
The History of Whithorn and Christianity in Scotland
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How to Get to Whithorn

Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. UK.
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Featured Business in Whithorn

Electrical Services Plus
Electrical Services Plus
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Whithorn - First in Scotland's Past

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