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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Region ready to fling!

THOUSANDS of visitors are expected to flock to the region this weekend for the chance to explore artists' studios.

It’s the annual Spring Fling arts weekend, with 86 creative types throwing open their doors to the public from Friday to Sunday.

A range of painters, jewellery makers, potters and woodworkers are taking part and four routes have been drawn up for people to explore.

Painters, jewellery makers, potters and woodworkers across Dumfries and Galloway are preparing to throw open their doors to the public.

And taking part for the first time are a pair of rug makers: Laura Derby in Kirkcudbright and Penny Lilley in Castle Douglas.

Joanna Macaulay, from Upland which runs Spring Fling, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming visitors to the 16th annual Spring Fling. As ever, there’s a huge amount to see and do, with the chance to meet an amazing variety of artists and makers and visit all sorts of wonderful studios.

“For some visitors it’s a chance to visit people and places they’ve come to know well over the years, but there’s also plenty that’s fresh and new.”

Councillor Adam Wilson, from Dumfries and Galloway Council, added: “Spring Fling provides a compelling reason to slow down for one or two days and connect with artists and craft makers.

“It is uplifting to travel through the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway countryside and know that you will find inspirational works of art and highly skilled artisan craft makers and visual artists across the region.

“Spring Fling gives our artists and makers the opportunity to showcase their work and it’s great to see so many taking part again.”

  • Pictured above, left to right: jeweller Alison Macleod, painter Alison Proudlock, Joanna Macaulay, Councillor Adam Wilson, potter Ruth Elizabeth Jones and furniture maker Philip Wilson.
    Photo by Colin Hattersley
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