Newmilns Regeneration Association
Newmilns Regeneration Association

VISITOR INFORMATION

Home to almost 3,000 people, Newmilns is the oldest inland burgh in Ayrshire. Our second Food Festival will be held at Jamieson Park, Newmilns 9th September 2017 11am-5pm.

NEWMILNS FOOD FESTIVAL - SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER

11.00AM-5.00PM

£2 Entry
Under 12's go Free 

 

GETTING THERE


By Bus

Public transport is available from Kilmarnock in the form of the Stagecoach West Scotland Service 1, serving Kilmarnock, Hurlford, Galston, Newmilns, Darvel and Priestland with buses running every 15 minutes from Kilmarnock bus station. Jamieson Park is located on the left as you enter the village, just after the fire station and primary school (1st stop) coming in from Galston way and last stop in Newmilns if you are coming from Darvel. 

View the timetable by clicking here.

By Free Shuttle Bus

We are offering free shuttle bus services to take those from around Galston, Newmilns and Darvel to the food festival. If you are driving by car to the festival, park at the Loudoun Castle Car Park and you will be taken to Newmilns via our shuttle bus.

We have 3 shuttle buses in total, one with disability access that will be doing a constant shuttle between  the car park at Loudoun Castle, Standelane Bus Stop in Galston, drop off at Primary school for Newmilns Food Festival, then Hastings Square, Darvel, Newmilns Cross and then drop off at Newmilns Food Festival and back on to Loudoun Castle. Buses will start at 10:45am. 


By Rail 

Take the train to Kilmarnock and make your way to Kilmarnock Bus Station which is less than 5 minutes walk, then take the Darvel bus, stopping off at Newmilns (1st stop).


By Car

Parking will be available at Loudoun Castle Theme Park with courtesy buses running every 15 minutes to take you to Jamieson Park, or return from Jamieson Park to the car park. (See above shuttle bus information)

As parking in Newmilns will be restricted for the event, we would ask visitor to please either use public transport, the main car park at Loudoun Castle Theme Park (entrance next to Loudoun Academy) or walk to the event.


 

DISABLED PARKING

Disabled car park spaces (for disabled badge holders) will be available at Jamieson Park, next to the food festival site.  Follow the signs when you arrive in Newmilns for Disabled Parking.



WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

There will be hard standing at Jamieson Park for wheelchair access and the marquees will be floored to allow wheelchairs inside the marquees.  If you need further information, please e-mail foodfestival@lovenewmilns.org



DOGS

Well-behaved dogs on a lead are allowed at the festival, but NOT in any of the marquees or where food preparation is taking place (except guide dogs).



FIRST AID & MEDICAL FACILITIES

The Red Cross will be in attendance to provide medical attention if required and there will also be First Aid trained personnel on site throughout the event.



TOILETS

Toilets and disabled toilet facilities can be found on site at the Food Festival.



VOLUNTEERING

The Food Festival is based on volunteers, so if you feel you have the time to get involved we would really appreciate it! Please contact us on foodfestival@lovenewmilns.org