Children of all ages are being encouraged to take part in the Big Draw Festival which takes place in Dumfries today.
It's the third time the event is being held at Moat Brae House, where J.M Barrie drew inspiration from to pen his famous novel 'Peter Pan'.
The festival features a number of creative activities led by artist and young entrepreneur Rachael Speedie.
The theme for this year is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.
“We hope lots of people will drop in to Moat Brae for this event where science and space meet stories and sketches. We’ll provide the glitter, glue, pens and paper, and ask you to use your imagination to add your own creations to our giant mobile in the starlight dome.
"We are hoping for some surprises as well as the usual planets, planes, birds, butterflies, kites, balloons, helicopters, rainbows, fairies, Peter Pans, rockets, space stations, galaxies and black-holes…”
Entry to the event is free and it runs from 11am until 3pm.
Millions of pounds has been raised to transform the birthplace of Peter Pan from a derelict building in Dumfries, into a major attraction.Read the full story ›
The Moat Brae Trust in Dumfries is looking for artists to help create the enchanted Neverland Garden, in the house that forms the inspiration for J.M. Barrie's novel Peter Pan.
Moat Brae House is due to open as a national centre of children's literature in 2018.
Applications are open until November 23rd.
"Bandelero The Bandit" was last performed in 1877, when author JM Barrie was just seventeen.Read the full story ›
Children from a Dumfries Primary school are visiting what will soon become Scotland's National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling.
Moat Brae house secured a grant of £300,000 earlier this week to finish its redevelopment.
The building, which inspired JM Barrie to write Peter Pan, is hosting today's event to celebrate world book day.
Our reporter Fiona Mcilwraith went along to tour:
Dumfries and Galloway Council has approved proposed designs for Moat Brae House and garden as a National Centre for Children's Literature in Dumfries.
Author J.M Barrie spent a lot of time at the house, and the gardens are where he drew his inspiration for the story of Peter Pan.
The Moat Brae Trust say they are happy and relieved at the decision.
Major new funding has been secured to help restore the house that inspired one of our best known children's stories.
Moat Brae House in Dumfries is where JM Barrie was inspired to write the famous children's book, Peter Pan.
More than half a million pounds has now been added to the trust, which aims to turn Moat Brae into a children's literature centre.
Lori Carnochan has more.
House of Peter Pan secures £650k in funding from Creative Scotland.Read the full story ›
Moat Brae House in Dumfries has been awarded more than half a million pounds in funding from Creative Scotland.
Cathy Agnew, Project Director for Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, says their plans to turn the house into a children's literature centre will appeal to children - and their teachers too.
The Dumfries house connected to Peter Pan author JM Barrie has been awarded six hundred and fifty thousand pounds from Creative Scotland.
The writer used to live in the town and took inspiration from the gardens at Moat Brae House.
It's now undergoing a major restoration project to turn it into a children's literature centre.