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END OF YEAR STUDENT EXHIBITION

Pathway is the name given to the graduation exhibition this year displaying a collection of work from 12 HND Art and Design students from Dumfries and Galloway College. Given the current impact of Covid-19, the exhibition cannot go ahead at Gracefield Arts Centre, but we hope you will enjoy seeing their work in our online…

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END OF YEAR STUDENT EXHIBITION

19th May 2020

VIDEO BLOG UPDATE 3

VIDEO BLOG 3: The latest video blog published on the 9th May can be seen below.  Since the 23rd March, we have all been in lockdown and complying with the strict social distancing measures that have been put in place to control the spread of Covid-19. Over the past two weeks, the Chief Executive of…

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VIDEO BLOG UPDATE 3

9th May 2020

CRICHTON BRIEFING 5 MAY UPDATE

CRICHTON BRIEFING: 5 MAY UPDATE It was fantastic to have 22 attendees at our first Crichton Briefing on Zoom yesterday. Thank you to everyone who attended. If you missed it, Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive of The Crichton Trust, thanked everyone for their support and understanding during the Covid-19 pandemic, which he described as a hugely…

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CRICHTON BRIEFING 5 MAY UPDATE

6th May 2020

CRICHTON TREE OF TRANQUILLITY

Bereaved mum Lauren Brydson, has raised over £27,000 to fund a memorial Tree of Tranquillity to support bereaved families across Dumfries and Galloway. Lauren and her husband Chris, received a Memory Box from the baby loss charity, SiMBA in 2017 after they lost their daughter Taylor. Lauren said: “I’ve used fundraising to find a purpose…

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CRICHTON TREE OF TRANQUILLITY

6th May 2020

DOONHAME FESTIVAL POSTPONED

The Doonhame Festival was due to return to the grounds of The Crichton in Dumfries for the second time on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July 2020, however due to the current Coronavirus pandemic and the government advice around social distancing and restrictions on large gatherings, the festival team has this week announced their decision…

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DOONHAME FESTIVAL POSTPONED

6th May 2020

VIDEO BLOG UPDATE 2

VIDEO BLOG 2: The latest video blog published on the 1st May can be seen below. Since the 23rd March, we have all been in lockdown and complying with the strict social distancing measures that have been put in place to control the spread of Covid-19. Over the past two weeks, the Chief Executive of…

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VIDEO BLOG UPDATE 2

1st May 2020

CRICHTON MAGAZINE – ISSUE 1

We are pleased to launch the first edition of The Crichton Magazine. As you’ll read in the magazine, it’s not the first ever Crichton magazine, but it’s the first for many years and we hope you will enjoy reading it and perhaps you will also consider contributing to future editions. We have been working on…

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CRICHTON MAGAZINE – ISSUE 1

28th April 2020

COVID-19 CRICHTON BRIEFINGS

JOIN US FOR OUR NEW COVID-19 CRICHTON BRIEFINGS First Tuesday of every month starting on Tuesday 5 May, 4pm, Zoom ID: 838 7652 3626 If you are part of The Crichton Community, you may want to join us on Zoom for The Crichton Briefings; a new monthly meeting with Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive of The…

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COVID-19 CRICHTON BRIEFINGS

27th April 2020

VIDEO BLOG UPDATE 1

VIDEO BLOG 1: The latest video blog published on the 25th April can be seen below.  Since the 23rd March, we have all been in lockdown and complying with the strict social distancing measures that have been put in place to control the spread of Covid-19. Over the past two weeks, the Chief Executive of…

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VIDEO BLOG UPDATE 1

25th April 2020

LOCKDOWN CONTINUES

The Crichton Trust is continuing to monitor Government advice and to understand and manage the impact this has on our business, colleagues, tenants, partners, suppliers, customers, friends and family. Since the 24th March, we have all been living under strict new rules around social distancing, which for our team has meant working from home where…

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LOCKDOWN CONTINUES

15th April 2020

STRICT MEASURES TO SLOW SPREAD

Last night, the Prime Minister and the First Minister put strict measures in place to enforce social distancing and to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result all shops and businesses have been told to close with immediate effect. All social events have been cancelled (except funerals) and only key workers who…

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STRICT MEASURES TO SLOW SPREAD

24th March 2020

NEW ADVICE TO STAY AT HOME

The advice is clear, we all must stay at home as much as possible to help save lives and we are doing our best to encourage this. Most of our venues are already closed and many of our colleagues are already working from home on a flexible basis. As we continue our efforts to reduce…

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NEW ADVICE TO STAY AT HOME

23rd March 2020

UPDATE ON CRICHTON OPERATIONS

IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE It has been a challenging week for everyone, but thank you to colleagues, customers, tenants, partners and suppliers for their patience and understanding while we have had to made difficult decisions and changes to our operational arrangements this week. CURRENT STATUS: The Crichton Grounds and Gardens are still free and accessible to…

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UPDATE ON CRICHTON OPERATIONS

21st March 2020

BISTRO TAKEAWAY ONLY

EASTERBROOK BISTRO is providing a take-away service from 11am-3pm on Thursday and Friday this week and opening times will be reviewed after that. An on-site delivery service is also available. Call to pre-order 01387 702500. SWIMMING POOL AND SPA The swimming pool and spa at Easterbrook Bistro is open to members until 2pm today (Thursday) and…

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BISTRO TAKEAWAY ONLY

19th March 2020

EASTERBROOK HALL TO CLOSE

In line with the latest advice, The Crichton Trust will be making changes to its operations from today as follows: • FRESCO CAFE be open for take-away lunches today (17 March). Customers should keep a safe distance from other customers to minimise social contact. FRESCO CAFÉ will be closed after lunch service today. An alternative…

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EASTERBROOK HALL TO CLOSE

17th March 2020

MORE EVENTS POSTPONED

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic a number of events have now been postponed. The Crichton Foundation has decided to postpone their Crichton Conversation with Professor Dame Anne Glover FRS PRSE which was scheduled to take place on 17th March at Easterbrook Hall. The University of Glasgow has decided to cancel their University Chapel…

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MORE EVENTS POSTPONED

13th March 2020

CRICHTON LUNCH POSTPONED

The Crichton Trust continues to closely monitor the fast-developing advice with regards to its response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated health risk to staff, visitors and tenants at The Crichton. Additional measures have been put in place across the estate to reduce infection risk including a targeting and upgrading of cleaning routines in…

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CRICHTON LUNCH POSTPONED

12th March 2020

RECORDING MEMORIES OF CRICHTON ROYAL

As part of a new Oral History Project at The Crichton, The Crichton Trust recently held an drop-in information session at the Ewart Library in Dumfries to encourage former patients and staff from The Crichton Royal Hospital to engage in the project. The project has been set up to record memories of the Crichton Royal Hospital…

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RECORDING MEMORIES OF CRICHTON ROYAL

11th March 2020

NEW CRICHTON ROYAL ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

As part of a new Oral History Project at #TheCrichton, the project team is keen to hear from former patients and staff who may have lived or worked at The Crichton Royal Hospital and from those who are willing to share their experience and stories. The Crichton Trust is therefore holding a drop-in information session…

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NEW CRICHTON ROYAL ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

2nd March 2020

EASTERBROOK HALL SUCCESS IN THE BEST BAR NONE AWARDS

Easterbrook Hall at The Crichton in Dumfries has this week received the Gold Standard Regional Award at the Dumfries & Galloway Best Bar None Local Awards ceremony.  As well as hosting the event in Easterbrook Hall and accepting their award, the team also received news of their success in the shortlisting phase of the National…

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EASTERBROOK HALL SUCCESS IN THE BEST BAR NONE AWARDS

27th February 2020
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