Selkirk Arms Hotel

The Selkirk Arms dining room - a great place to relax and enjoy good food after a day of photography
The Selkirk Arms, in the centre of Kirkcudbright is our main base for most of the Photography Weekend Breaks.

Friendly service, two public bars and a comfortable restaurant serving the best food in town. This Four Star STB hotel in the centre of town is noted for its fine food and splendid hospitality.

Photography weekends are often based at the comfortable Selkirk Arms Hotel in Kirkcudbright, Scotland

Photography Weekend Breaks
For the Photography Weekends we have the exclusive use of the Cottage Meeting Room – a cosy, quite meeting room with all the facilities we need for digital slide shows, lectures and talks about photography technique.

We sometime convert this room into a temporary studio when the weather really is just too bad to get out and about in the town with our cameras. So there is always a photographic challenge to face on these weekends and you will never be short of subjects.

Photography on the Doorstep
It is a very short walk from The Selkirk Arms to many of the photographic subjects we cover – the harbour and fishing boats, the riverside and the colourful terraced houses and streets of old Kirkcudbright. There are many other hidden treasures to be photographed as well.

Whatever you learn and whatever you photograph during your Photography Weekend Break, you an be sure that at The Selkirk Arms Hotel you can relax and have a thoroughly pleasant time. For non-participants, the hotel is ideally positioned for shops and leisure facilities in the town.

photography course - Selkirk Arms twin room

THE SELKIRK GRACEScottish poet Robert Burns
It is said that Scotland’s most famous son, the poet Robert Burns, wrote The Selkirk Grace at the Selkirk Arms Hotel in 1793. It has been recited before Scottish banquests and dinners ever since:

Some hae meat and canna eat,
and some wad eat that want it,
but we hae meat and we can eat,
and sae the Lord be thankit.

Another claim to fame by The Selkirk Arms Hotels – scenes from the original movie of ‘The Thirty-nine Steps’ were filmed here.

Selkirk Arms Hotel,
High Street,
Kirkcudbright. DG6 4JG

Phone: 01557 330402