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29th August 2023

September at Knockinaam

Autumn is here and while the days are shortening, avg. temperatures remain fairly mild throughout the month with temperatures set to hit 19° over the next few weeks. The local events calendar is busy, there’s exciting flavours coming out of the kitchen and our autumn rate tariff is now live, making September a fantastic time of year to visit Knockinaam.

What’s growing?

One of the best things about autumn in Scotland is the fantastic fruits and vegetables that come into season. This includes carrots, beetroot, runner & french beans, cabbages, potatoes, artichokes, parsnips, chard, mouli, onions, tomatoes, peppers, chilli, aubergines and leeks.

Visitors across September and the rest of autumn will see this come out in our taster menu. It’s blackberry season too – read on for an exciting dessert featuring this delicious wild fruit, grown across Scotland in late summer/early autumn.

Flavours of the month

Seasonal Menu

Risotto of Grierson’s Haggis with a Parmesan Tuille

Celeriac, Leek and Truffle Soup

Grilled Fillet of Luce Bay Turbot with Poached Grapes, and a Tarragon Emulsion

Roast Galloway Partridge with Bread Sauce, Parsnip Purée, Gaufrette Potato
Salt Baked Beetroot, Sweet & Sour Cabbage and a Juniper & Port Reduction

Knockinaam Garden Blackberry Soufflé served with a Small Tuille Basket filled with Raspberry Sorbet

Things to do

Stranraer Oyster Festival | 15th September – 17th September

Celebrating Stranraer’s Wild, native Oysters. Celebrity chef demos with Micheal Caines MBE on Saturday, Tony Singh, Scotland’s spice king, back for the third time in the kitchen marquee on Friday & Saturday evenings.

Logan Botanical Gardens – Guided walks around Logan

  • 12th September – Splendid Seasonal Colours No booking required. £2.50 or free for members
  • 26th September – Sensational September Delight

Wigtown Book Festival | 22nd September – 1st October 2023

Hamza Yassin ( of Strictly fame), Doug Johnstone, Louise Minchin, Fergal Keane, Ambrose Parry, Kate Mosse, Josi Long, & Micheal Morpurgo are just a few on the list of authors spending time at the festival. Check out their website for dates and bookings.

Booking & availability

Our autumn rates are now officially live. Throughout September, kids also go free in Hannay & Croft, our two room family suite. This offer would include High Tea and Breakfast for the children and normal rate for parents in Hannay. Check out our booking availability by clicking below or calling reception


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