The objectives of the Wigtownshire Guild are the preservation and improvement of craftsmanship in handweaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public. To this end, the group aims to encourage excellence of craftsmanship within the Guild; to foster an appreciation of the beauty of texture, colour and design; to provide opportunities for increasing knowledge through courses, demonstrations, exhibitions and the provision of a library; and to encourage exchange of ideas and opinions with other groups and within the group.