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Clan Moffat - The Moffat Gathering :

The last one was held on Saturday 10th to 17th June 2000. The Clan hold their gatherings at intervals.

For more information contact Al Yougal, E-mail


Annual Events :

As befits its history, Moffat has a good range of local events.

Moffat Folk Festival :

Moffat Fun Day - Last Sunday in May.
1000-Duck Race, Raft Race, Fun for all the Children - Bouncy Castle - Face-Painting - Clown - Disco.

Gala Week - Second Week in July : Held in the same week as the Glasgow Fair. Includes the crowning of the Gala Queen, the choosing of the Shepherd and his Lass and a procession.

Classic Car Rally : 29rd - 30th June 2002.
Open to all makes of classic cars. Scenic Run, historic competition road run, vehicle display, a ceilidh and massed pipe bands>.
Contact Gordon Bisset (phone/fax) 01387 710318.

South of Scotland Tennis Championships : From the last Monday in July. At the Beechgrove Tennis Courts on Academy Road.
More details on Annandale & Eskdale Sports & Leisure Trust website.

Moffat Show : Last Saturday in August. Dates its ancestry back to the old 'Hiring Fairs' and livestock sales held in Moffat for many centuries.

Moffat Walking Festival : 4 - 6 October 2002. Two days of walks of varying levels of severity, in the centre for walking in Southern Scotland. For more details go to Moffat Walking Festival or to the Moffat Promotions website


The Lord Dowding Memorial Service : Sunday 8th September 2002

Held on the Sunday preceding 15th September. Church Service and wreath laying at the Dowding Memorial in Station Park.


Moffat's Christmas Festival : Sunday 24th November 2002 :

Many and varied entertainments all round the town - from Handbell Ringers to a Jazz Quartet. Mark the date in your diary and watch this space for further information from mid-September. High Street Stalls are available at £ 20 a pitch.
Apply Andrew Armstrong 01683 220059.


Other Events :

Old Well Theatre Scottish Concerts : Held once a week from the 3rd July to the 11th of September 2002. Group Bookings : Tel. : 01653-220681 or 220581.


Moffat Promotions : - Website :

This voluntary group organises annual events in Moffat for visitors and local benefit. To obtain more information, please contact :-

Mr. Andy Armstrong
Chairman - Moffat Promotions,
Well Road,
Moffat DG10 9AS,

Mrs. Janette Richardson,
Secretary - Moffat Promotions,
Garden Cottage,
Old Well Road,
Moffat DG10 9AP

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Moffat Town Website started 8th December 1999.
Last updated 12th August 2002.