Cumnock Event - Ask the Experts - Wed 17th May 2017


With spring blossoming and summer on our doorstep, now is the time to give your home an inside-out appraisal. What can you do to keep your largest investment in good shape this year?

Southern Scotland's traditional stone-built houses may be beautiful to look at, but keeping them weatherproof and in their best condition can feel like a full-time job. Taking care of your sash windows, chimneys, doors and external fixtures can also be a challenge for properties with historic features. And if your home was built before 1919 and you’ve not had the full range of energy efficiency measures installed, you could be leaking money from your walls, roof, floors and windows every day.

Home Energy Scotland offers free, impartial energy efficiency advice from simple draught-proofing to insulation for all types of homes, as well as referrals for available funding.

We’d like to invite you to a free 'Ask the Experts' event in the Pavilion at Cumnock's exquisite Dumfries House  on Wednesday 17th May from 12-4pm.

Bring your specific questions to our panel of experts, including Moses Jenkins of Historic Environment Scotland who will be one of our speakers sharing expert advice on repairing your home and installing different types of insulation, glazing, draught-proofing and other measures in his presentation between 12.30-1pm . Notepads and pens will be provided and if you arrive between 12 and 12.30 you'll be welcomed with a free bowl of soup!

You can even get a free, impartial energy audit for your home from one of our qualified advisors so you understand all the options available to you.

To book tickets for the event click here


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Dumfries House is in East Ayrshire, south west Scotland. There's plenty of free parking in the main car park and access is from the A70 whether travelling westwards or eastwards. There are 2 entrances - one clearly marked 'coaches only’ and the other ‘cars only’. The nearest bus station is in Cumnock and the nearest train station is Auchinleck.

The closest bus stop is on the B7036 at the Barony Rd entrance, approximately a 1 mile walk from the house on an unmade road. Pedestrian and cycle access is possible from both the A70 and the B7036 (via an unmade road).

If you're driving to the event, please park in the main car park and walk towards the main house, following signs for 'House - private appointments only.' The visitors' entrance is around the back of the house and you'll be shown to the Pavilion after signing in. Blue badge holders are permitted to park close to the visitors' entrance - just follow the signs.

What can I bring into the event?
Just yourself and your questions will be great! Bags may be checked on arrival. Notepads and pens will be provided and if you arrive between 12 and 12.30 you'll be welcomed with a free bowl of delicious soup.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions about the event, please call Andrea Gardner on 01292 525505 or email

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring either a printed ticket or phone notification to the registration desk.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes that's fine. It's all free, so just let us know before the event or on the day.