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Dumfries House to close estates and gardens from midnight amid Covid-19 outbreak

The statement issued by Dumfries House said:

“At Dumfries House, our priority is the health and wellbeing of all our staff, students, volunteers and visitors.

“We have sadly taken the decision to close our estates and gardens from midnight tonight, in addition to our indoor spaces, to help restrict the spread of coronavirus. We ask people to avoid travel and comply with social distancing guidance.

“Locally, this includes Dumfries House, the Visitor Centre, Woodlands restaurant, the Coach House Cafe, the Dumfries House education centres, New Cumnock Outdoor Swimming Pool, New Cumnock Town Hall and Dumfries House Lodge.

“We have also taken the decision to cancel all public events and activity. If you are affected then we will be in contact in due course. If you have any immediate enquiries or do not hear from us then please email

If the situation changes in any way we will make a further statement.“


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