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THE CRICHTON MINDFULNESS TRAIL

We have created The Crichton Mindfulness Trail and we hope you will enjoy finding our Mindfulness Stops and taking a few minutes out of your day to try out our mindfulness activities. What is Mindfulness? Being mindful or ‘mindfulness’ is being aware of yourself and the world around you. Benefits of Mindfulness Practicing mindfulness regularly,…

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THE CRICHTON MINDFULNESS TRAIL

9th October 2021

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS

Jingle all the way, oh what fun it’s going to be at The Crichton this Christmastime!  We can’t wait to welcome you along to Easterbrook Hall for our 2021 Christmas Party Nights with Jingles Disco! Our popular Christmas Party Nights will take place on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th December in…

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CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS

8th October 2021

HELP IDENTIFY OUR CONNECTIVITY ‘NOT-SPOTS’

As part of our efforts to maximise connectivity across the estate, we need the help of colleagues, tenants, partners are other site users to identify our ‘not-spots’ or areas on the estate where you have a poor or no signal. Can you help to map our connectivity ‘not-spots’ at The Crichton? We are working with…

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HELP IDENTIFY OUR CONNECTIVITY ‘NOT-SPOTS’

25th September 2021

VENUES UPDATE: 17 SEPTEMBER

VENUES UPDATE: 17 SEPTEMBER 2021 It’s been six weeks since our last venues update and so we thought it was time to bring you up to date again. SWIMMING POOL: We know you are eagerly awaiting the opening of the swimming pool at Easterbrook Bistro, but following a further health and safety review of the…

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VENUES UPDATE: 17 SEPTEMBER

17th September 2021

CRICHTON BRIEFING: 7 SEPTEMBER, 4PM (TEAMS)

Crichton Briefing (now quarterly): The next Crichton Briefing is due to take place on 7th September at 4pm on Teams. At this meeting Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive of The Crichton Trust will provide an update on plans for the future of The Crichton. Gwilym will host the meeting from Crichton Central and you are invited…

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CRICHTON BRIEFING: 7 SEPTEMBER, 4PM (TEAMS)

2nd September 2021

DOORS OPEN DAYS 2021: 4th – 5th SEPTEMBER 2021

The Crichton Trust is delighted to be opening the doors to the Crichton Memorial Church and Crichton Central on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September from 11am to 3pm as part of Doors Open Days 2021. THE CRICHTON MEMORIAL CHURCH: The Crichton Memorial Church is stunning inside and out and is a fitting memorial to…

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DOORS OPEN DAYS 2021: 4th – 5th SEPTEMBER 2021

27th August 2021

RECRUITMENT OPEN DAY: 18 AUGUST

VACANCIES AND RECRUITMENT OPEN DAY: We have a number of vacancies within our Venues Team, so if you, or anyone you know, would like to meet with our Venues team to discuss chef, front of house, shift leader, deli counter or casual waiting and bar vacancies, please come along to our Recruitment Open Day at…

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RECRUITMENT OPEN DAY: 18 AUGUST

7th August 2021

VENUES UPDATE: 6 AUGUST 2021

VENUES UPDATE: 6 AUGUST 2021 Following news of restrictions easing from next week, we thought we would provide a further update on our venues. EASTERBROOK BISTRO AND SWIMMING POOL: We have been working behind the scenes to get Easterbrook Bistro and Swimming Pool ready to open, and although restrictions will ease from Monday 9 August,…

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VENUES UPDATE: 6 AUGUST 2021

7th August 2021

VENUES UPDATE: 22 JULY 2021

Like all venues, we are continually adapting our hospitality services and operating hours in response to changing guidance, but also in response to demand.  At the same time, we are working within the limitations of a reduced pool of staff and admittedly, facing some recruitment challenges as well as gradually easing our way back into…

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VENUES UPDATE: 22 JULY 2021

22nd July 2021

DOONHAME FESTIVAL 2021 CANCELLED

We are deeply saddened by the news that the Doonhame Festival has had to make the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2021 festival. Further changes to COVID-19 restrictions this week, has made it impossible for the organisers to run the festival this year. DOONHAME FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT 16/07/21 Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive of The Crichton Trust…

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DOONHAME FESTIVAL 2021 CANCELLED

16th July 2021

UPDATE RE TENANTS FORUM ON 30 JUNE

We held our monthly Tenants’ Forum on Teams on 30 June.  Thanks to all those who attended. MONTHLY UPDATE: Craig Renton, Chief Operating Officer at The Crichton Trust welcomed tenants and partners to the meeting. Apologies from Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive of The Crichton Trust Outdoor Events Programme – The Summer Garden continues with live viewing…

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UPDATE RE TENANTS FORUM ON 30 JUNE

1st July 2021

GOOD NEWS FOR FESTIVAL GOERS

RETURN OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY MUSIC FESTIVAL IN DUMFRIES Last week the Doonhame Festival received the long-awaited news from the First Minister’s announcement, confirming no change to their capacity and meeting government requirements. The boutique festival, featuring headliners including Kaiser Chiefs, The Feeling, Bad Manners and Skerryvore are excited to make their return on the 30th July,…

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GOOD NEWS FOR FESTIVAL GOERS

30th June 2021

CAFE OPEN AT CRICHTON CENTRAL

After months of anticipation, The Crichton Trust is delighted to announce the phased opening of the Crichton Central Cafe and Outdoor Terrace from Monday 21 June. The opening of the cafe and deli counter at Crichton Central is the first part of a phased plan to safely open the new venue to the public. From…

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CAFE OPEN AT CRICHTON CENTRAL

21st June 2021

CRICHTON MEETINGS AND CONVERSATIONS

We aim to keep tenants, partners, colleagues, customers and stakeholders up to date with regular updates on The Crichton Blog and via our newsletter, magazine and social media channels. We have worked hard to keep in touch with you all throughout the pandemic and we encourage you to keep in touch with us too. For…

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CRICHTON MEETINGS AND CONVERSATIONS

20th June 2021

TAKEAWAY AFTERNOON TEA ON MOTHER’S DAY

If you’re looking for a treat to enjoy on Mother’s Day, give Easterbrook Bistro a call and pre-order a Takeaway Afternoon Tea! For only £12.50 per adult, £25 for two, £8 per child (under 12) or £40 for a family of four, you can enjoy a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones with fresh cream…

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TAKEAWAY AFTERNOON TEA ON MOTHER’S DAY

2nd March 2021

DRIVE IN CHRISTMAS AT #THECRICHTON

While Christmas celebrations have been limited this year, we are pleased to say that we have enjoyed a great Drive in Christmas at #TheCrichton. A big THANK YOU to the cast and crew who brought some much needed festive fun to the grounds of The Crichton this month. It has been great to see so…

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DRIVE IN CHRISTMAS AT #THECRICHTON

23rd December 2020

CRICHTON BRIEFING: 1 DECEMBER UPDATE

On Tuesday 1 December, Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive of The Crichton Trust hosted his monthly update meeting on Zoom. Gwilym welcomed everyone to the meeting at 4pm. Key Updates: Outdoor Space:  As our activities remain restricted by the coronavirus pandemic, we are pleased to see tenants and visitors still making the most of our outdoor…

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CRICHTON BRIEFING: 1 DECEMBER UPDATE

2nd December 2020

DRIVE-IN CHRISTMAS

The team behind the Doonhame Festival is pleased to announce that a new Drive-In Christmas Show for families will take place over two weekends in December on The Crichton grounds in Dumfries. The 1 hour Christmas Spectacular will feature some well-known faces playing your favourite panto characters including the Dame, Cinderella and the Christmas Fairy.…

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DRIVE-IN CHRISTMAS

1st December 2020

IN THE RUNNING FOR TWO IIP AWARDS

The Crichton Trust is delighted to share news of being shortlisted for two Investors in People Awards (IIP) in 2020. Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive of The Crichton Trust has been shortlisted in the Leader of the Year category, while the Trust has been shortlisted in the Best Newcomer to IIP category. Over the past two…

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IN THE RUNNING FOR TWO IIP AWARDS

12th November 2020

TRUST CLAIMS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD

The Crichton Trust claimed the Outstanding Social Enterprise award at the annual DG Business Awards for 2020 last week. An awards dinner usually takes place at Easterbrook Hall and was originally scheduled to take place in March 2020.  Due to the current restrictions, a virtual ceremony, hosted by Lee Medd, Business Development Manager at DG…

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TRUST CLAIMS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD

12th November 2020
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