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Saturday, May 31, 2014

DAMP Summer Events

Dear map lover,

Places are filling up fast for our exciting selection of events itemised below.

Please do not leave it too late to book your place!

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing as many of you this summer as possible.


1775 Estate Map of Hills Tower, Lochfoot

Saturday 7th June, start time 10am or 2pm (please state preference on booking)

A 1527 tower house with a 1721 house attached, restored by the Gibbs family since 2003. A rare opportunity to see round the Tower and to view and interpret the surrounding estate from the wall walk with the help of a copy of the estate map of 1775. (Please note that the climb to the top of the tower involves a steep spiral stair) 

Hills Tower, near Lochfoot was the 16th century stronghold of the Maxwell family. From Future Museum

18th-19th Century Plans of the Gardens at Drumlanrig Castle

Monday 7th July, time to be confirmed

A visit to the Steward’s Room in Drumlanrig Castle with Professor David M. Munroe to view and discuss a selection of 18th and 19th century plans of the gardens. 

Dumfries Archive Centre, Ewart Library, Dumfries

Thursday 21st August, 7pm

An introduction to the Dumfries Archive Centre and how to get the best from the valuable resources held there, from archivist Graham Roberts, including the chance to view a selection of the local maps and plans held by the centre.


There is no charge to attend events but all participants must be DAMP members. In order to encourage new members, half of the places on each event will be reserved for new members until 7 days before the event.

If you wish to book a place please email . You will receive confirmation of your booking and any special instructions. Membership costs £12 per year and full details of how to join will be sent to all non-members who book on events.

DAMP is very grateful to all the above custodians of maps for making them available for members to view and for giving up their time to host events.

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