A Constellation of Festivals and Events is Lighting Up Dumfries and Galloway

A constellation of festivals and events is lighting up Dumfries and Galloway this September.

The Electric Fields Festival, the Galloway Hills Rally, the Stranraer Oyster Festival and the start of the Wigtown Book Festival are all cultural and sporting highlights for the region and form part of the Council’s Major Festivals and Events Strategy 2018-2021.

This week the Council’s Events Champion, Councillor Adam Wilson delivered his first report on the first 18 months of this time working to promote Dumfries and Galloway’s festivals and events.

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Events Champion Councillor Adam Wilson said, “It has been illuminating to get out and about across Dumfries and Galloway to take in and support many great events. Our Council is dedicated to the delivery of our Major Festivals and Events Strategy and I am determined to demonstrate to the region’s events organisers that we value their work highly and are proud of their efforts and what they achieve. Despite cuts to our Council’s Budget from the Scottish Government we have protected our Major Festival and Events Strategy and will continue to provide support to our many fantastic festival and events.

In my report to the Council I have emphasised the contribution our festivals and events make to the regional economy and our tourism industry and we can see this clearly this September, with many superb events acting as a beacon for Dumfries and Galloway.”