Directions: Ellisland is signposted off the A76 half way between Holywood and Auldgirth. It is approximately six miles north of Dumfries and eight miles south of Thornhill.
Other details: The poetry of Burns which was inspired by the Nith will also feature on the day, performed, recited and even danced. Dalswinton House directly across the river will open too. Patrick Miller, the then of owner of Dalswinton owned Ellisland Farm at the time when Robbie Burns lived there. They were good friends and the joint opening is in recognition of this relationship.