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Festival celebrates region’s wildlife

FINAL preparations are underway for Dumfries and Galloway’s annual Wild Autumn Festival which runs from Friday October 9 to October 26.

The showcase of the region’s wildlife and countryside will include a packed programme of events.

They range from the spectacular arrival of tens of thousands of barnacle geese at Caerlaverock and Mersehead, the red deer rutting season in Galloway Forest Park or a wildlife kayaking adventure at Loch Ken.

The festival is taking place just before the BBC arrives to broadcast its popular Autumnwatch programme live from the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s Caerlaverock Wetlands Reserve.

It is due to go on air on BBC2 from November 2.

Dumfries and Galloway Council events champion Councillor Collin Smyth said: “These events give everybody the opportunity to get out and experience the fantastic wildlife found in Dumfries and Galloway.”

He added: “BBC Autumnwatch coming to Caerlaverock is going to let the rest of the country know how great this region is in the autumn.”

 

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