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Annan the History Town

Enlivening Annan's past to create a brighter future for the town...

Annan the History Town

Annan’s history came in waves  like our Solway tide, carrying Romans to settle on our river banks,  bringing  Vikings with their haaf net fishing which we still practise here  today’; attracting the Normans including   Robert the Bruce’s family who  built Annan Castle.  The fierce power of Annan River swept it away and centuries of turmoil ensued.  When cross-border hostilities ceased, exciseman Rabbie Burns patrolled this smuggler coast and wrote great poems in Annan.  Prosperity came in the 19th Century. Record-breaking tall ships were built in Annan and sailed the Atlantic from our harbour with cargoes of people and sandstone. This red sandstone ,which helped build New York,  still brightens our High Street and every building , courtyard and back wynd has a story to tell of great writers , radical churchmen. fine artists, military leaders and more!

Start planning your summer with Annan the History Town this July & August
Launch date for 2023 - Saturday 8th. July
more details coming soon!
Historic Battles- Exhibitions- Walks
and many more events

 Photographs and/or video will be taken during the 2023 Summer Festival events.

By attending ATHT events you grant the organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help future events.  This includes (but is not  limited to) the right to use them in printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser.