"Moniaive has a rich artistic heritage and a vibrant contemporary creative life with top class artists of many fields committed to this buzzing little community. We are thrilled that this has been recognised in our nomination as a Creative Place, and excited that we could now achieve an award that will contribute so much to the life of the whole community in Glencairn, from preschool to OAPs, through creative activities. Moniaive - expect the unexpected."

Moniaive Festival Village

“This buzzing little musically gifted community is probably home to more festivals per capita than any other

place in Britain,”  
The Guardian

Images used on website courtesy Fiona McMillan, Kate Howard, Michelle Reynolds, Sue Grant, Dave McFadzean, Wendy Stewart

UPDATED 18/7/17

 ​Welcome to Moniaive Festival Village website.

Open Exhibition... Made in Moniaive

Call for entries see events calendar page.

June community calendar added.

New events added ... see 'expect the unexpected' page.  


Moniaive is a vibrant village in Glencairn Parish, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

We are home to a number of talented artists, musicians, writers, photographers and have a great community spirit.

Over the years Moniaive has hosted a diverse range of festivals and events… and so we have decided to band together to share amenities, talents and expertise and to produce a year long calendar of events and festivals to suit all ages and interests.

Moniaive… expect the unexpected!