Welcome to our new look blog linking our social media activity with a monthly blog update of what's on and what we have been up to.
We've a busy year ahead as we fast approach Burns Night - a big celebration here at the Hotel as Robert Burns is reputed to have written the SELKIRK GRACE at this very hotel. Now although Wikipedia makes no reference to the Selkirk Arms Hotel, Burns was visiting the Earl of Selkirk who had a home on St Mary's Isle - just outside the town - many references refer to his home but the one of John Paul Jones's letter is most amusing and relates the account of the pillaging of the Silverware at Earls home in 1778 - it was 16 years later that Burns would visit and write the Selkirk Grace.
So to celebrate here's a video taken from last year's Kirkcudbright Rotary Club's Burns Supper with the excellent Mark Williams ( Of Galloway Wild Foods fame ) and Tam O'Shanter
It's back - 2 courses for £10 starts again on Monday 6th January 2014.Available every lunchtime Monday to Friday from 12noon - 2pm.Come and enjoy our amazing value starter and main course menu for just £10.
Tuesday 21st January – Burns supper with Kirkcudbright Rotary Club
An open event for both Rotarians, their partners and non Rotarians coming together to enjoy a traditional Burns night with good food and excellent speakers. From 7pm price £15pp
Friday 24th January – Any Excuse of a party – 4 decades of music
What a great way to start 2014 - it's an action packed party with all the hits over 4 decades, 50’S, 60’S, 70’S and 80’s to dance the night away to plus games, a quiz and a delicious 3 course dinner - all for just £25pp or why not come and stay overnight and enjoy a fully cooked Scottish breakfast in the morning for just £60pp
Pie, peas and chips £9.95
Come and celebrate the great British Pie with us - a choice of four award winning pies from local suppliers available very Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in February at both lunch and dinner. £9.95
Friday 14th February – Valentine’s Dinner
Be my Valentine - take the one you love out to dinner here at The Selkirk Arms Hotel in Kirkcudbright - we'll be cooking up a delicious 4 course dinner with coffee for £29pp or why not stay overnight and wine, dine and recline for £79pp which includes a bottle of house wine in your room for arrival, Valentine's dinner and a full Scottish breakfast the next day. Booking now 01557 330402
March 7th – weekend Art course with Peter Jones – 2 nights £249
This creative weekend, providing a unique experience of Kirkcudbright the Artist’s Town, will have both an art historical and a practical element. Visits to the Tolbooth Art Centre and High St Gallery as part of a guided walk around the town will provide context for an illustrated talk later on the Saturday looking at the artists of the so-called Kirkcudbright School.
A sketchwalk, taking in the historic High Street with its fine Georgian Townhouses, at one time said to be the home of over 50 artists, will be the basis for producing finished sketches, which we will share with one another later on. Whilst some experience of drawing and watercolour would be preferable, different levels will be catered for and the emphasis will be on the thrill and pleasure of drawing and painting ‘en plein air’. There will be further opportunities to work around the town, or indoors if wet, and one to one tuition will be provided
2 night package arriving Friday 7th March includes the following for £249
• Welcome drink and canapés on Friday & Saturday evenings
• Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Friday & Saturday ( Dining on tables of 8 )
• Soup and sandwich lunch Saturday and Sunday and teas and coffee breaks
11th March Social media residential workshop
A 2 day residential workshop for those starting out or wanting more from Social media and how best to use it in their business. Led by Hotel owner Chris Walker and his media marvel partners Giles Atkinson and Bruce Mackenzie there will be a series of presentations, brain storming and information gathering workshops alongside real one to one business planning and social media marketing strategy planning - tailoring the workshop to suit your needs and your current level of social media understanding and use.
· Arrive Tuesday evening for a welcome drink and dinner before a brief overview on the workshop.
· Wednesday starts at 9am with breakfast a soup and sandwich lunch and dinner again in the evening
· Thursday we work through until 3pm prior to departure and again includes breakfast and a soup and sandwich lunch.
· Topics include, Managing your social media, who, when, where and why, Set up and costs, effective media marketing,
· The total cost is £350pp with no single room supplement and includes all lectures and tutorials.
Sunday 23rd March – Murray the Magician
He's back with a Lunchtime and an Evening show - come and join us for a delicious 2 course Sunday Lunch and a show suitable for the kids for just £20 per adult and £10 for the children - or for a more adult and slightly spooky theme join us for a 2 course dinner with coffee instead, again priced at £20.
Lunchtime show - Lunch at 12.30pm - show starts at 2pm - finishes around 3pm
March 28/29 – Stargazing weekend
Following the huge success of the last five Stargazing breaks hosted by Astronomer Steve Owens we are delighted to announce another two weekends the first in March 28/29 and the second 21/22 November
Price inclusive of Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Transport to and from the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park and all talks and lectures from Steve Owens.
£219 per person. No single supplement for single rooms.
Mothering Sunday – Sunday 30th March
Traditional Sunday lunch - 3 courses including coffee and tablet £21pp plus a box of chocolates for Mum.
Children under 12 half price, Children under 2 free. Come out and treat Mum this year with a delicious Sunday lunch here at The Selkirk Arms Hotel. Phone now to book 01557 330402 - serving between 12noon and 2pm