12 - 13 Jul ‘22
Tuesday 12th July 11am – 7pm
Wednesday 13th July 11am – 7pm

Ewart Library, Catherine Street, Dumfries, DG1 1JB

You will explore stories across virtual and augmented reality and via a series of installations, bringing the physical and the digital together and breathing new life into your surroundings. Guided by a mobile AR app, you will be led at your own pace to different story points along a route with a choice of story trails to follow. Outside Dumfries library, you will enter a virtual story portal to begin your StoryTrails experience.

Using a mix of stunning augmented reality experiences that remix the BFI, BBC and The National Library of Scotland archive, you will experience history where it actually happened, revitalising the streets upon which they stand with new voices and untold stories of the past. Inside the library you will be immersed and fly through a unique virtual map of Dumfries made up of 3D models, and audio stories captured on location. You will also have the opportunity to explore further stories via bespoke virtual reality experiences on headsets.

Download our App

To install our app, click below:

Apple iOS (iPhone)
Google Play Store (Android)

Once the app is installed, follow the guide to download the AR trail for Dumfries, ‘Queens of the South’.

For help installing and using our app, visit the AR Installation Guide by clicking here.


Dumfries Library is a small building with one main entrance which has no steps and is fully accessible. When you go in, please turn left for the screen and right for the Virtual Reality (VR) experiences and the toilets. There are multiple toilets including an accessible one. Everything is on the ground floor, and all the doors have power assistance to open.

For more detailed accessibility information click here.
If you would like to read our FAQs, please click here.

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