Comments & Thanks

We are pleased to welcome visitors from all over the world.  We encourage visitors to sign the Visitors Book and the following is a selection of comments kindly entered in the Book by local, national and international visitors:

‘Splendid restoration’ A. & J. B., Gloucestershire.

‘Excellent preserved piece of history, especially Scottish Cruck construction. Thank-you’ A. O., Manchester

‘Fascinating and wonderful restoration, saving a building that is now very rare. Thank-you!’ E. & R. S., Moffat.

‘Very beautiful and primitive’ S. N., Wyoming, USA.

‘Beautiful glimpse into a bygone age’ N.McD., Bathgate.

‘What a find. This is great’ L.B., Newcastle under Lyme.

‘This is an absolutely astounding building. Keep up the good work’ K.McG. & M.S., Glasgow & Lockerbie

‘Great little place, obviously taken a lot of hard work. Well done’. G.&L.T., NSW, Australia.

‘Friendly welcome. Lovely place to make music. Enjoyed playing here again’. K.G.&L.T. (Clarsach players, Dumfries)

‘Loved the smell of the peat fire. Good to see local pride in their history’ B.B.

‘Very interesting. Keep up the good work’. Z.&F.D., Edam, Canada.


We are constantly amazed by the generosity of visitor’s donations and this support is very much appreciated.

We are also pleased to list some of the companies who have supported us in our cause and donated items and services for the cottage:

Westsound Radio

Dumfries and Galloway Standard (Sharon Liptrott)

West Skelston Services, Heathhall, Dumfries

Roucan Loch Crematorium (Mark Jardine)

Trevor Howsam Limited, and the Howsam family

Torthorwald Hall Committee

Manor Country House Hotel, Torthorwald (the Hutchison family)

J J Currie Ltd (Russell Currie)

Ian Warner and family (Bankhead Nursery)

By Heck! (Margaret Vaughan)

Torthorwald Scarecrow Committee

Mostly Ghostly

Torthorwald Community Council

Annandale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company
South West Environmental Action Trust