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Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Galloway Raiders celebrate S.R.Crockett

The Galloway Raiders is marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Galloway's Greatest Novelist with a series of free events between 13th and 18th April.

There will be walks, talks, picnics and readings - all free - and all are welcome. 

S.R.Crockett was a bestselling author of history, adventure and romance stories from 1894 till his death in 1914 and though his work is now largely forgotten. he wrote extensively of the people and places of Galloway. 

Help The Galloway Raiders put Crockett (and Galloway) back on the map by coming to the events and by reading his work. 

The programme includes:
Sunday April 13th  at 2.30pm  'Crockett and the Kirk on the HIll' (talk) at Castle Douglas Parish Church.

Wednesday April 16th 11am  Commemoration at the Laurieston Memorial followed by walk/picnic/reading in Bennan Woods
and 6.30pm Launch of 'The Galloway Collection' at Wigtown County Buildings

Thursday April 17th  12 noon. Meet at Threave Estate carpark for walk/picnic/reading

6.30pm Open meeting 'Bringing Crockett Home' Castle Douglas Town Hall. 

Friday April 18th 12 noon Meet at Clatteringshaws visitor centre car park for walk/picnic/reading 

All events are free but you must bring appropriate clothing for outdoor events and your own picnic. Please also make sure to arrive punctually! 

For more information please visit the Galloway raiders site 

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