What’s happening at Moat Brae?
Moat Brae is currently CLOSED to the public due to coronavirus restrictions. We are using the time to undertake repairs and refurbishment and will open again in early Summer 2021. We look forward to welcoming you back then.
CREATIVE LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT
At Moat Brae, our diverse Creative Learning & Engagement programme aims to celebrate and encourage a love of books, reading and storytelling in young people. The programme is ongoing with initiatives taking place in communities across Scotland.
Enchanted Lands 2020
Throughout the 2020 lockdown, Moat Brae engaged with schools across Dumfries & Galloway to produce story podcasts that the pupils themselves created. Building upon Moat Brae as JM Barrie’s own ‘enchanted land’, each school was given a simple brief – ‘imagine your own enchanted land and create a story about it’.
Once lockdown took hold, the resulting work was reimagined as broadcasts from Moat Brae’s very own imaginary pirate radio station, Radio Wendy, currently moored somewhere off the Solway Coast.
Many thanks to Portpatrick, Leswalt and Kirkcolm Primary schools in creating ‘Our Enchanted Lands’ story podcasts using online studio Soundtrap.