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13 March 2020

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic a number of events have now been postponed.

Absolute Classics has decided to cancel the forthcoming series of four concerts between Thursday 19 and Sunday 22 March by Tabea Debüs, recorder and Alex McCartney, lute. This is in light of the current coronavirus crisis and the fact that we do not want to put our audience members at unnecessary risk. Any pre-booked tickets will be refunded. We hope to engage Tabea and Alex to perform in Dumfries & Galloway in the near future once the situation is more stable.”

12TH MARCH 2020

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 all Trust properties.

Events and conferences are being reviewed on a daily basis, against emerging advice. The Crichton Trust, with partners, continue to take a measured view of risk based on the demographic of expected attendees and their likely geographic reach.

Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive, The Crichton Trust said: “It is with great regret that we have had to take this precautionary action to postpone The Crichton Foundation’s Women of Dumfries and Galloway Lunch. The Lunch is an important annual event and is thoroughly enjoyed by the hundreds of people who attend, so we look forward to hosting this event later in the year. Given the profile of those who attend the event and the heightened risk to individual attendees, I have concluded that we have no choice but to postpone at this time to ensure the safety of everyone involved”.

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