Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Congratulations to all the winners at last night’s Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.  Also a special thank you to the BBC’s Catriona Shearer who’s opening speech complimented the quality of the Aston Hotel Dumfries and in particular our “thick white fluffy towels”!  Now that is a royal seal of approval from our national treasure!!

From Field to Factory to Fork

Last Thursday Shonagh and Robin attended the ‘Support your Ambition’ event at Easterbrook Hall.  Organised by Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce the format of the day was carried though a theme of ‘From Field to Factory to Fork’ with inspirational keynote speakers from all three industries giving an insight into the routes into those industries as well as some top tips of what employers may be looking for.  The event was capped off by a series of question and answer sessions between employers and potential employees which left the employers with lots of ideas to consider on developing the future talent required to sustain the major industries in Dumfries & Galloway.

Aston Hotel Dumfries confirms their relationship with the national charity “Cash for Kids”,

Aston Hotel Dumfries today confirmed their relationship with the national charity “Cash for Kids”, the Hotel aims to support, assist and boost brand awareness for the charity.  

Cash for Kids is Bauer Radio’s network of local charities, which operate across 21 areas around the UK. Our mission is to respond to the needs of children in our communities, and we aspire to enable all children to live life to the full and achieve their individual potential. 

The charity was established to channel the care of the local community into the welfare of their own youngsters. We use the power of our radio brands to deliver initiatives for the sick and underprivileged children in our communities, to benefit local children and give the most disadvantaged a better and brighter future.

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to support “Cash for Kids”. To be given the opportunity to support young people, disadvantaged groups and the unemployed offering them careers and opportunities within the industry is such an honor “says Robin Thomson, General Manager Aston Hotel Dumfries. 

The Aston Hotel Dumfries recently launched a Marco Pierre White Wheelers of St. James’s has announced its plans to convert into a Holiday Inn by IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group).

The Holiday Inn brand strength will firmly place Dumfries on the map as a leisure destination in Scotland, with the hopeful result being increased leisure traffic, increased job creation with the end goal of tackling the issue of unemployment and poverty head on.

West Sound Cash For Kids Charity Manager & Breakfast Show Host Tommy Jardine said “ We are absolutely delighted to have the support of the Aston Hotel Group, this will allow us to help even more underprivileged children across our region. We continue to have no administration charges with our charity, meaning every penny raised goes direct to the children. We look forward to a successful partnership with the Hotel Group in the coming year”.

The Hotels alignment with the charity will allow customers and colleagues the chance to work together to support a local cause at the heart of the Dumfries community.

The hotel has numerous fundraising events planned for the year ahead with the culminating event being that of the “Cash for Kids’ Christmas lunch, the biggest fundraiser of the year, raising over £32,000.00 in 2013, of which Aston Hotel Dumfries is the Main Event Sponsor.

For more information on how you can help out the “Cash for Kids” charity, contact Tommy Jardine on 01387 250999 or alternatively email him on Tommy.Jardine@southwestsound.co.uk .

Christmas Celebrations at the Aston Hotel Dumfries

Aston Hotel Dumfries Christmas Events

Have you decided  where to celebrate Christmas Party yet? 

If you haven’t even thought about it yet don’t worry, we have availability left one some of our party nights and we are also offering Pre-festive lunch and dinner menus all through December from £15.00 for two Courses and £20.00 for three – with complimentary private dining room for your group. 

Contact Kelly on 01387 272 410 or email events@astonhoteldumfries.co.uk to request a brochure!

Space to think local at the Aston Hotel Dumfries

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Are you a member of a group or society that requires a space to meet?  Whether it is regularly or even just annually  the Aston Hotel Dumfries is proud to support such organisations as Girlguiding Scotland by offering discounted room hire in the evenings.

Our Guide Leaders have been meeting here for just under a year and enjoy the cosy and professional atmosphere that the Mitchell room gives to their meetings, especially during the winter months. 

We would be delighted to hear more about your groups requirements and see if we can help.  For more information please contact Kelly or Shonagh in events on 01387 272 410.

Alternatively you can e-mail the events team at events@astonhoteldumfries.co.uk.

Aston Dumfries Football

This weekend Queen of the South take on Alloa Athletic and tickets for the home league game against Alloa Athletic will as usual be available on the day of the match from 1pm at the ticket office.

Supporters who wish to purchase a ticket ahead of that time may do so between 11am and 2pm on Friday of this week. Tickets are also available for online purchase via the website.

Tickets booked online can be collected from the Club Admin Office (not the Ticket Office) from 1pm on the day of the match or between 11am and 2pm on Friday also. http://qosfc.com/home

Galloway Country Fair

The Galloway Country Fair aims to promote the countryside and Scottish suppliers through a wide variety of entertainment, activities and exhibitors. There is something for all the family and it will be a day to remember. Set on the grounds of this magnificent Castle you will find stalls, activities, trials and adventure.

The fair takes place the weekend 17th and 18th of August and you can follow this link to purchase your tickets http://www.drumlanrig.com/galloway-country-fair

Savour the Flavour Festival Dumfries

Featured Image – Aston Hotel Dumfries sharing platter by head chef Symon.

For all you foodie’s out there we have a unique experience for you to get involved with – this years Dumfries and Galloway Savour the Flavours Festival have announced their programme of events . It is one of the most creative and inspiring food festivals in the UK and you can get more details by visiting the website: http://www.savourtheflavours.co.uk/


The Crichton Festival of Transport 2013

If classic cars take your fancy then get along to the Crichton festival of transport on the weekend of July 28th and 29th.  You can wonder the grounds of the estate looking for your dream wheels and of course call in for lunch where we have a special car themed menu as follows:

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Watch this video to find out more about the event: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkqLeyuK87E

Be sure not to miss out, click here to book for this event!