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By Fiona Reid
Summer of fun?

HOPES are high that this summer will be full of fun in the area after the covid cancellations of the last two years.

Annan Riding of the Marches this week confirmed their intention to host the event again in July, although there could have to be adjustments to some of the usual traditions. The same goes for Guid Nychburris in Dumfries, which will take place in from June 12-18.

The organisers of Galloway Country Fair also announced that it will go ahead at Drumlanrig Castle Estate in August and the Guid Nychburris team are busy preparing for their spectacle in Dumfries in mid June.

Meanwhile, Dumfries and Lockerbie Show committee last week revealed their event will return to Park Farm in August.

Langholm Common Riding have yet to declare if it will take place on the last Friday in July, but Selkirk and Hawick have already said theirs will happen this summer.

And Langholm Show recently held their AGM and have started provisionally planning for September.

Dumfries and Galloway Council events champion Cllr Adam Wilson welcomed the various announcements and said: “I am delighted to hear the number of events that are planning to go ahead this summer. Local events help bring our communities together; provide a boost for local businesses and help mental health and well-being.

“Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Major Festivals and Events Strategy is continuing to support community events. We were able to open up our grant pot earlier than usual, with Communities Committee set to allocate funding to a number of local events in March.”


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