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Weekly Roundup – 17th to 23rd July 2023

By July 29th, 2023No Comments
A collage of three photos including a reenactor dressed as a nurse, a photo of a thistle award, which reads "we're on the shortlist!" and a flower outside the museum. Some text reads "Weekly Roundup 17th to 23rd July 2023."

Catch up with all that’s been happening at The Devil’s Porridge Museum with our weekly roundup. This week we’ve had gardening, living history reenactors and we’re thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Scottish Thistle Awards!!! Read all about it below.

Monday 17th July 2023.

On Monday we were delighted to welcome another group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Find out all you need to know about group visits here>

On this day in 1944 the decision was made to abandon RAF Annan. At its peak RAF Annan could boast a staff of 400 RAF personnel housed across its 200-acre site. Tragically, many pilots lost their lives while training at RAF Annan.

You can learn more about RAF Annan by visiting The Devil’s Porridge Museum.

Thursday 20th July 2023

Today we discovered that we were once again in finals for the Thistle awards!

We were thrilled to have been shortlisted for the South of Scotland Thistle Awards Regional Finals in the following categories:

  • Celebrating Thriving Communities
  •  Best Visitor Attraction.

We were delighted to find out that our chairman, Richard Brodie has also been shortlisted for Tourism Individual of the Year in the South of Scotland Thistle Awards Regional Fianals.

We are looking forward to the 5th of October 2023 to celebrate the best of South of Scotland tourism!!! Good luck to everyone who is nominated.

An photo of a metal award in the shape of a thistle with the words 'We're on the Shortlist!'. The logo for the Scottish Thistle Awards is in the top left corner and South of Scotland is writtend in the lower right corner.


Friday 21st July 2023

Today we had Strasbourg Youth Symphony Orchestra visiting us for a look around The Devil’s Porridge Museum! It was fantastic to have them all visit.

Saturday 22nd July 2023

Our gardening club was hard at work growing fresh food and flowers this morning. Why not come along and join them? Gardening club is ideal for children and young people aged up to 16 years old. You can learn more about this here>

Take a look at this beautiful flower they have grown below. It’s one of the many things they have grown so far!

Visitors to The Devil’s Porridge Museum  could also see two living history reenactors from On War Service as part of their visit to the museum today. They were in uniform as WW1 military nurse and her patient, a German soldier.

On War Service also had  authentic items from the World War One on display in the museum’s education room.

It was brilliant to have two members of On War Service at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. You can learn more about On War Service here>


That brings up to the end of our weekly roundup! Remember to join us again next week to keep up to date with what’s been happening at The Devil’s Porrridge Museum. If you want to read more about what has been happen in the meantime check out last week’s weekly roundup here>

You can also take a look at our events page to see if there’s anything coming up that you would like to get involed in here>

Planning a visit with your family? Take a look at our brand new family visits page to find out all you need to know!

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