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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

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

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

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

126 year old Church Facilitates UCI World Championship Para-Cycling Coverage

The UCI Cycling World Championships came to Dumfries earlier this month, putting the town on a global platform. Coverage of the para-cycling races was streamed around the world by numerous TV channels and websites, but none of it would have been possible without The Crichton Memorial Church.   Originally built in 1897, The Crichton Memorial Church…

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126 year old Church Facilitates UCI World Championship Para-Cycling Coverage

19th September 2023

Join us in leading The Crichton

The Crichton Trust is an innovative social enterprise based in the South of Scotland. We are looking to recruit up to a number of new Trustees to join us in leading #TheCrichton through our next exciting phase. We are here to protect, preserve, manage and develop buildings, lands and sites of architectural, scenic or historic…

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Join us in leading The Crichton

5th September 2023

The New Moon: Reading and Writing as Therapeutic Agents at the Crichton Royal

View image A year after the first theatrical was performed by patients in the hospital boardroom emerged another creative venture from within the walls of the Crichton Royal: The New Moon. The inaugural issue of Crichton’s very own in-house magazine The New Moon or Crichton Royal Literary Register was published in December 1844, being the…

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The New Moon: Reading and Writing as Therapeutic Agents at the Crichton Royal

10th August 2023

UCI Cycling World Championships at The Crichton: What You Need to Know

We’re excited to be the location for two days of para-cycling road races as the UCI Cycling World Championships come to Dumfries! While the time trials are taking place in the town on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th of August, The Crichton will be home to the road races and medal events on Thursday 11th…

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UCI Cycling World Championships at The Crichton: What You Need to Know

9th August 2023

Raising the Wind: The Crichton Royal Institution’s First Theatrical

View image Whilst poring over the rich variety of cultural ephemera collaged across the pages of Dr Charles Easterbrook’s scrapbook, I stumbled across this beautifully-printed copy of a programme advertising a performance of James Kenney’s humorous farce, Raising the Wind, that took place in January 1843. At first glance, the programme itself did not strike…

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Raising the Wind: The Crichton Royal Institution’s First Theatrical

3rd August 2023

CHOIRS – WE NEED YOU!

We are looking for local choirs to join us on a collaborative project to create a virtual reality choir experience for those who might not have access to in person group singing. The Crichton Trust are working with CareReality, Alzheimer Scotland, and the University of York in collaboration on the ‘Virtual Choirs in Care Homes:…

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CHOIRS – WE NEED YOU!

25th July 2023

Site Access at The Crichton – UCI World Cycling Championships 11th and 12th August 2023

The UCI Paracycling World Road Championships are coming to Dumfries next month and the town will be hosting a number of exciting races between the 9th and the 12th of August. The Crichton will be the location of the Paracycling Road Race, which means there will be significant access restrictions on site. Anyone is welcome…

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Site Access at The Crichton – UCI World Cycling Championships 11th and 12th August 2023

20th July 2023

The Crichton Estate Achieves Environmental Excellence

Pictured (from L – R): Head Gardener Gary McCormick, COO Rachel Cowper and Maintenance Team Member Steven Carson at The Crichton’s wildflower meadow. The Crichton Trust are pleased to announce that the Estate has successfully achieved the Green Flag Award standard for another year, and is recognised as one of the very best outdoor areas…

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The Crichton Estate Achieves Environmental Excellence

18th July 2023

LADYFIELD HOUSING SITE UNDER REVIEW

We, The Crichton Trust, want to thank our Elected Members for carefully discussing the Ladyfield housing site today (8th June 2023) at Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Economy and Resources Committee and noting receipt of the Ladyfield Masterplan, which was not presented to Members for approval at the meeting.    We welcome the decision today to…

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LADYFIELD HOUSING SITE UNDER REVIEW

8th June 2023

MILESTONE MONTH FOR EXEMPLAR MASTERPLAN

Following months of collaboration and engagement to create a masterplan for the Ladyfield estate in Dumfries, The Crichton Trust and Collective Architecture, are this month being recognised through various channels for their collective efforts in creating, what has been described as, an exemplar masterplan and a collaborative and engaging design development process, exemplifying the newly…

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MILESTONE MONTH FOR EXEMPLAR MASTERPLAN

3rd June 2023

THE CRICHTON NETWORKING FORUM: 1ST JUNE 2023

The Crichton Networking Forums (formerly Tenants’ Forum) are face-to-face breakfast meetings at Crichton Central and take place on the first Thursday of each month. These meetings are for business, third sector and academic partners and tenants at The Crichton. All welcome. Our next Networking Forum will take place on Thursday 1st June at 8.30am-9.30am and…

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THE CRICHTON NETWORKING FORUM: 1ST JUNE 2023

12th May 2023
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