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Shambellie House Trust, New Abbey, Dumfries. DG2 8HQ

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Shambellie Stories

Discover the latest happenings at Shambellie House.

Coronation Quilt

Thu, 27th Apr 2023

Shambellie House Vice Chair and Quilter in Residence Ann Hill BEM was asked to make a quilt to mark the King’s Coronation. Ann invited the young people from New Abbey…

Shambellie Multi Sensory Story

Thu, 27th Apr 2023

Our partners Cloverglen Services for Young Adults supported by PAMIS (Promoting a More Inclusive Society) are working together to create a multi sensory story inspired by Shambellie House and its…

First meeting of Photographers of Shambellie House (PoSH) Focus Group. 

Wed, 22nd Mar 2023

Our Photographers of Shambellie House enjoyed an afternoon of eating cake and chatting together about all things photographic.  Planning for workshops and course development, fundraising and inductions for the Darkroom…

Vacancies for Trustees

Thu, 9th Mar 2023

At Shambellie House Trust we are keen to expand our Board of Directors to strengthen our governance and oversight and help the organisation achieve its strategic goals.  We are looking…

Celebrating Women in Photography

Wed, 1st Mar 2023

June 24th until 6th July.  Join us in our celebration of Women in Photography to be held at the historic Shambellie House, New Abbey  A fortnight consisting of talks, classes and…

Quilting in the Park

Tue, 2nd Aug 2022

The sun shone on Catherine Street Inclusive Park this week to the benefit of those who do the ‘caring’ in our community.   The Quilters of Shambellie House held a ‘quilt…

Calendar Designs by Charles Stewart

Mon, 18th Jul 2022

Charles Stewart donated Shambellie House to the nation along with his costume collection. In addition to being an avid collector, he was also a book illustrator, and we recently came…

Update on Wellbeing Taster Sessions

Wed, 13th Jul 2022

In March of this year Shambellie was grateful to receive a grant of £29,960 from the Scottish Government’s Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.  This Fund supports adult community-based initiatives…

Open Day with a Focus on the History and Folklore of Herbs

Fri, 17th Jun 2022

We are planning to host a Shambellie House Open Day once a month to give you the opportunity of seeing our work on the house and hear more about our…

Wellbeing Through Creativity Sessions are a great success

Fri, 17th Jun 2022

Supported by the Scottish Government’s Community Mental Health and Wellbeing fund, the Wellbeing through Creativity programme has got off to a great start. Expert local musician Wendy Stewart led a…

TV Star, Author and Teacher comes to Shambellie

Fri, 17th Jun 2022

We were lucky enough to have the Great British Sewing Bee’s Stuart Hillard to talk and teach at Shambellie.  His talk about his quilts (he had around 40 quilts with…

Local School Children Discover Shambellie

Thu, 16th Jun 2022

Local children from New Abbey and Kirkbean Primary schools have been visiting Shambellie in workshops to learn about the past and discover modern day domestic skills. They took part in…

Cloverglen Go Quilting!

Wed, 15th Jun 2022

Our partners at Cloverglen Day Centre recently took part in our ‘Owl Cushion’ sewing class as part of May’s Quilt Fling. Cloverglen support vulnerable young adults who spend time learning…

Spring Fling Success

Sat, 4th Jun 2022

Two days into this Spring Fling and already over 200 people have passed through Shambellie’s doors to visit our 3 featured artists. Artist Caroline McGonigal is set up in the…

New Face at Shambellie

Mon, 25th Apr 2022

We welcome a longcase clock to the reception hall at Shambellie.

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