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Summer Solstice Wellbeing Day

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Summer Solstice Wellbeing Day: Thursday 20th June 2024

A full day Solstice Pass for just £10 per person is available to book on our website. This Solstice Pass will provide unlimited access to Crawick Multiverse on Thursday 20th June 2024 within the extended opening hours from 4am to 6pm.

Here is a summary of what you can expect on the day….


  • 4am – Early opening for anyone who would like to experience the Summer Solstice Sunrise at Crawick Multiverse
  • 5am – 7am – Sunrise Tour of Crawick Multiverse with Kathleen Cronie (No additional charge, but pre-booking essential)
  • 7am – 8am – Time for breakfast! (Option to go off site to the Nithsdale Hotel in Sanquhar for breakfast (at own expense) before attending the wellbeing sessions)


  • 4am – 6pm – Visitors are welcome to spend Summer Solstice Day exploring Crawick Multiverse. Visitors are free to explore the site at their leisure and to participate in Solstice Day tours, wellbeing sessions and entertainment as they wish (all activities are optional)
  • Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic or to purchase refreshments and snacks on site on the day. There are local cafes, hotels, bakers, shops and restaurants nearby too.
  • Dogs welcome
  • School/Group Visits can be arranged. Please get in touch to make arrangements for your school/group
  • Visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and terrain.


  • When not exploring the site, visitors will be able to enjoy outdoor wellbeing sessions on the lawn. There will be a selection of short demos and classes to enjoy including Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga. (No additional charge) Contributors include; Shining Cloud Tai Chi for Health and Kerry Riddell Yoga.
  • 10.30am – 11.30am – Guided Tour of Crawick Multiverse by Kathleen Cronie (No additional charge, but pre-booking advised)

MIDDAY GATHERING: 11.30am – 2.30pm

  • From 11.30am – 2.30pm, visitors are invited to come together to enjoy outdoor entertainment at the Sun Amphitheatre. There will be a selection of short performances including singing, dancing and storytelling to enjoy over a picnic lunch. (No additional charge for the entertainment. Bring your own picnic or buy locally on the day). Performances include: Cairn Chorus, Motiv8 Dance Group, Polyhedra Dance (including Nonsuch History and Dance, Keneish Dance – Balance*, Denise Telles Hofstra and Tom Hughes) and storytelling by Kathleen Cronie at Cosmic Collisions.

This programme is subject to change. *Balance Tour – funded by Laban Guild International.

Photography by Mike Bolam (except last three images above supplied by Nonsuch History and Dance)

Please note the Sunrise Tour MUST be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Solstice Pass for £10 per person is available to buy online in advance or at The Coalface on arrival.




Visitors may also be interested in coming along to a LUNAR EVENING at The Crichton in Dumfries on the Thursday evening (20th June). This will include a Moon Museum in the Crichton Memorial Church and a Solstice Seminar in Easterbrook Hall in partnership with The Open University in Scotland as part of their European Lunar Symposium (ELS) event being held in Dumfries and Galloway from the 16th – 21st June 2024. Please note the Lunar Evening is a ticketed event open to the public. More information and tickets for the evening event are available on the OU website.

Professor Mahesh Anand from The Open University and academic lead for the European Lunar Symposium (ELS)

Photo above by Mike Bolam for The Open University

This project is part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Union – LEADER 2014-2020 programme
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