Upcoming events

Discover what's on in the Annan area ... below you will find a list of events happening soon in the Annan area.

There are also regular events, annual events and films at the Lonsdale City Cinema ...

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From 8th September

Roman Invaders in the Solway EXHIBITION
Roman Invaders in the Solway

The story of the Priestside anchor and the ships that carried Roman invaders to our shores 2000 years ago.

We know that the Roman Army was almost invincible on land of its own choosing but what is less well known is that it was closely supported by sea by a formidable navy.

For many years an ancient iron anchor from Priestside near Annan has been on display in Dumfries Museum. New studies have revealed that this may be one of the rarest survivors of an invading Roman navy. Find out more about the anchor and how the Romans used boats to conquer and colonise.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Roman Invaders in the Solway exhibition:
• Make a Roman boat model
• Anchors aweigh gallery trail
• Quizzes and colouring sheets

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  • Sat 8 Sept - Wed 31 Oct
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

11th October

Roman Invaders in the Solway What was the role of the Roman navy in conquering Scotland?

Could the Priestside anchor be a relic of this Roman invasion?

Historian Dr John Reid presents evidence of the Roman’s use of boats around the coast of Scotland and conservator Will Murray describes a new study that is comparing ancient anchors, placing the Priestside anchor in context

Please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 to reserve a place.
Events are free unless otherwise stated. Donations towards costs are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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14th October

Organised walk with Annan Walking Group

Mainly level walk on quiet roads, paths and tracks. Annan to Whinnyrigg, then Summergate, Back of the Hill, Waterfoot and back to the Town.
Walk distance: 5 miles / 8km approx. | Walk time: 3.5 hours approx.

Click here for full details of this walk and Annan Walking Group

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  • Sun 14 October
  • Annan Shore
  • Annan at 10am
  • £2.00 / Members Free

3rd November

Annan Walking Group Quiz Night

Annual Quiz Night organised by Annan Walking Group taking place at The Firth Hotel, Scott’s Street Annan be there from 7.30 for 8.00pm start.
Non-members welcome
Click here for info on the Annan Walking Group

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  • Sat 3rd November
  • The Firth Hotel
  • 7.30 for 8.00pm