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Off to a Piping start to the 2024 European Lunar Symposium

Sunday night saw the initial event for the week long European Lunar Symposium taking place in Dumfries this week. The opening event at The Crichton Memorial Church saw delegates from across the world come together, with speeches from the organizers and local dignitaries, followed by a rousing performance from Dumfries Pipe Band. They were certainly…

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Off to a Piping start to the 2024 European Lunar Symposium

18th June 2024

Graduation Season at The Crichton

Pictured L – R: Hamish, Karen, Supervisor at Crichton Central, and Ben at the graduation ceremony at Dumfries and Galloway College.  It’s been an exciting time at The Crichton as Ben, Hamish and Logan all graduated last week – congratulations to them all! They have been part of The Crichton’s team now for many months…

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Graduation Season at The Crichton

17th June 2024

SOLSTICE SEMINARS – The cutting edge of Lunar Exploration

The Open University in Scotland is delighted to be co-hosting this public event at The Crichton Trust in Dumfries, and in partnership with the Crawick Multiverse Trust. This event is for anyone interested in space science and in the European Lunar Symposium. It is most relevant for ages 14+. The European Lunar Symposium is the…

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SOLSTICE SEMINARS – The cutting edge of Lunar Exploration

24th May 2024

National Outdoor Classroom Day – A Great Day had by all!

Today, children from Brownhall and Caerlaverock Primaries went outdoors to play and learn as part of International Outdoor Classroom Day. The global movement – started in London, England, in 2012 – aims to make outdoor play and learning part of every child’s day, as organisers say it is critical to children’s health, wellbeing and happiness.…

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National Outdoor Classroom Day – A Great Day had by all!

23rd May 2024

BROWNHALL AND CAERLAVEROCK PUPILS CELEBRATE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY AT THE CRICHTON

Children from Brownhall and Caerlaverock Primary Schools joined thousands of others across the country to show why time outdoors should be part of every school day. On Thursday 23rd May, children from Brownhall and Caerlaverock Primaries went outdoors to play and learn as part of International Outdoor Classroom Day. The global movement – started in…

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BROWNHALL AND CAERLAVEROCK PUPILS CELEBRATE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY AT THE CRICHTON

23rd May 2024

European CoWorking Day – what is that?

It’s been a fantastic day showcasing Crichton Central and its facilities as part of European Coworking Day so far. But for those who don’t know, co-working spaces are professional equipped spaces where those who may work from home or travel with their roles can ‘set up home’ for a day, a few hours a month…

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European CoWorking Day – what is that?

22nd May 2024

More on offer than meets the eye

Not everyone is aware of the large number of organisations that exist on the Crichton that support health and wellbeing, from hairdressers and beauticians, to physiotherapists, holistic therapy to acupuncture, and so many more. We have created a quick guide to highlight who is here and what they offer, so have a look at see…

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More on offer than meets the eye

29th April 2024

Parkinson’s Awareness Day at The Crichton – 11th April 2024

Parkinson’s awareness is more than a day, it’s about bringing attention to a life-changing disease that is on the rise and connecting people to vital resources. World Parkinson’s Day is an opportunity to support the community. To raise their voices. To share their experiences of living with Parkinson’s. And to use Parkinson’s UK resources to…

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Parkinson’s Awareness Day at The Crichton – 11th April 2024

4th April 2024

New Mural Unveiled at The Willows – Children Young People & Family Centre in Dumfries

A new mural has been unveiled at The Willows Children Young People & Family Centre based on the Crichton Campus in Dumfries. The artwork was officially unveiled as part of a special event on Thursday 21 March 2024 The project has been coordinated by DG Creative Wellbeing, a ground-breaking project in Dumfries and Galloway delivered by regional…

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New Mural Unveiled at The Willows – Children Young People & Family Centre in Dumfries

2nd April 2024

Innovative new centre will spotlight the rich history of Scotland’s unheard voices

Representatives of the Boards of SWI and The Crichton Trust met in Edinburgh on Tuesday 26 March to progress their collaborative partnership on a nationally significant project. At the heart of the collaboration will be nationally important archives and artifacts of both the SWI and The Crichton. The collections contrast wider society life with developments…

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Innovative new centre will spotlight the rich history of Scotland’s unheard voices

28th March 2024

Digital Dairy Chain Event Held at Easterbrook Hall

We were delighted to welcome the Digital Dairy Chain to Easterbrook Hall last week for their Knowledge Exchange Event. With over 160 attendees, it was a popular event and it was great to see connections being made within the dairy sector. The Digital Dairy Chain offer any business or individual involved in the dairy supply…

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Digital Dairy Chain Event Held at Easterbrook Hall

13th March 2024

The Crichton Women on International Women’s Day

The Crichton Women In the background of this photograph, taken at a Crichton Christmas party, there are several significant women, hidden within the larger group. Behind the flowers, and sitting to the left of Medical Superintendent P.K. McCowan (served 1937 – 1957) is Matron May Houliston whose married name was Boyle. May Houliston (1912 –…

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The Crichton Women on International Women’s Day

7th March 2024

Remembering Together Dumfries and Galloway: Tree Planting at The Crichton

Remembering Together Dumfries and Galloway is a region-wide project marking the impact of the pandemic as part of a Community Covid Memorial with the planting of over 400 native species trees. The project is led by DG Unlimited, Dumfries and Galloway Council and greenspace Scotland, and funded by the Scottish Government. Commissioned artists t s…

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Remembering Together Dumfries and Galloway: Tree Planting at The Crichton

30th January 2024

William A.F. Browne on Music, Health and Wellbeing

View image William A.F. Browne, who was Medical Superintendent at the Crichton between 1838 and 1857, wrote extensively about his practice and his views about appropriate treatments for psychiatry. Many of these ideas became influential through his publications, lectures and personal contacts. The Annual Reports of the Crichton Institution include another passage which offers a…

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William A.F. Browne on Music, Health and Wellbeing

30th November 2023

Patient and Staff Concerts at The Crichton

View image One of the most important innovations during the early years of the Crichton Institution was its introduction of concerts organised and performed by patients and staff. Performers were drawn from across the asylum, including several of the attendants (male nursing staff), as well as local musicians from Dumfries town. The first concert given…

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Patient and Staff Concerts at The Crichton

29th November 2023

Celebrating National Tree Week

🌳National Tree Week at The Crichton! It turns out that yes, there is such a thing as National Tree Week and we are celebrating it this week here at The Crichton. As part of our 100 year landscape plan, we are looking to plant more trees across our site and increase our biodiversity. Work is…

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Celebrating National Tree Week

29th November 2023

Music at The Crichton

View image The Crichton Royal Institution supported a vibrant music life, including concerts, musical plays and, from the mid-nineteenth-century, a choir and band. Much of this activity is also recorded at lunatic asylums elsewhere in the UK, but the Crichton is unusual for its record, albeit brief and , of patient composition. This edition of…

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Music at The Crichton

28th November 2023

9 Pumpkin Recipes for Halloween

Halloween is a fantastic excuse to get creative, whether you’re making your own spooky costume, decorating your house for a party, or coming up with a design that will win the office pumpkin carving competition. But you know what’s scarier that ghosts, ghoulies, or the prospect of losing the coveted office pumpkin carving crown? That’s…

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9 Pumpkin Recipes for Halloween

31st October 2023

Sandstone Steps Project and an Artist in Residence at The Crichton

For the past two months, we’ve been lucky enough to welcome Maddy Rosenberg to The Crichton as an Artist in Residence as part of the Sandstone Steps project in collaboration with Hugh Bryden and Roncadora Press. Sandstone Steps is an ambitious collaborative project that explores and celebrates the historical cultural flux that crossed and re-crossed…

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Sandstone Steps Project and an Artist in Residence at The Crichton

26th September 2023

Crichton Campus Leadership Group celebrates 10th anniversary with new Statement of Ambition

The Crichton Campus Leadership Group has celebrated its 10th anniversary with a new Statement of Ambition, outlining its four key priorities which aim to ensure Scotland’s most multi-institution academic campus is a global destination. The new statement of ambition in available to view here. The Crichton in Dumfries is home to five educational institutions which…

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Crichton Campus Leadership Group celebrates 10th anniversary with new Statement of Ambition

20th September 2023
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