Welcome to the Trophy D'ecosse
The Trophy D'Ecosse ISU & Club International Synchro Competition 2016 will be in its 5th year and is fast earning a reputation for a popular, friendly and welcoming event - attracting teams in all categories from all over the UK, Europe and from farther afield! On your visit to Dumfries & Galloway, you will be inspired by the abundance of unspoiled natural beauty of the region - the dramatic coastline, rolling hills and vast woodland forests. The nearby Galloway Forest Park has been officially recognised as the first Dark Sky Park in the UK, one of the best places in the world for stargazing at the Milky Way. Many world-famous people have called Dumfries & Galloway their home: JM Barrie's Peter Pan was inspired by his childhood experience of a Dumfries garden. James Clerk Maxwell, one of the world's greatest physicists developed his theories of light and gases, radio waves and quantum mechanics was brought up in Parton near Castle Douglas. He produced the world's first colour photograph in 1861. More recently, former F1 racing driver David Coultard grew up in Twynholm near Kirkcudbright. But perhaps the most famous of all was Scotland's national Bard, Robbie Burns, who lived and worked in Dumfries in his later years, and is buried in St Michael's churchyard in the town of Dumfries. Perhaps your visit to Dumfries may inspire you to return again to explore this wonderful region, and rest assured that you will always receive a very warm Scottish welcome.