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Annan The History Town

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

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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!

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YOUR 2024 SUMMER FESTIVAL STARTS HERE !

Sunday 30 June…….’Come & Try’ launch day. Newington Sports Field

Saturday 6th. July….Annan RoM/Robert The Bruce 750th.Anniversary- visit our stand at the afternoon event

Sat & Sun 13/14 July…….Exhibition, Local Arts. St. Andrews Church Hall

Saturday 20th. July…….’Step Back In Time’ Annan High St. 10.30-4pm

Sat & Sun 27/28 July…..Exhibition-Local Sports through the Ages in St Andrews Church Hall

W.c. 29 July……5 day Guided Walking Week in town

Sunday 11th. August…FUNDay. Corner House Hotel 1pm -4.30pm

Sat & Sun 17/18 August…..Exhibition. ‘Population Change’ in St Andrews Church Hall

Saturday 24th. August…… ‘Gathering of the Clans’, Everholm Sports Track, Annan. Pipe Bands, Clanadonia tribal drum & pipe band, Teviotdale Steel Bonnets, The Time Bandits, Spectrum, Highland & Scottish Country Dancing,

Advice on how to trace your ancestors & more

 Photographs and/or video will be taken during the 2024 Summer Festival events.

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