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Town is get set, go for Guid Nychburris again

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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Town is get set, go for Guid Nychburris again

GUID Nychburris festivities will return to the streets of Dumfries this summer.

The happy announcement was made by The Guid Nychburris Festival Association, Dumfries Cornets Club and The Queen of the South Association this week.

They said: “We are pleased to announce, that with the easing of covid restrictions, for us all, we fully intend hosting the 2022 Guid Nychburris Festival from Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th June.

“The usual rideouts and Guid Nychburris events, along with new and different activities to commemorate both 90 years since the first Guid Nychburris Festival in 1932 and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, are being planned by the committees, and we sincerely hope that all events will be able to take place.

“We appreciate the support of various community groups, who are coming on board, to be part of Guid Nychburris 2022.”

They stressed the committees will follow and adhere to Scottish Government guidance and advice from Dumfries and Galloway Council and Police Scotland to make sure it can take place in as safe an environment as possible, adding: “In the event of new guidance/ restrictions being put in place, activities and festival events may have to be modified, curtailed, or abandoned if required, however, we trust, that won’t be the case.

“The committees of each organisation will continue to prepare and look forward, with enthusiasm, to welcome everyone back to Guid Nychburris 2022.”

Full details of proposed events and important diary dates will be released soon.

Meanwhile, Annan Riding of the Marches team have also announced their plans to host celebrations again this July.

And, the Galloway Country Fair is expected to go ahead at Drumlanrig Castle on August 20 and 21 after a two year hiatus.

Estate manager Anna Fergusson said: “After missing the show for two years, we are going to make sure this year’s fair is packed with firm favourites!

“We urge you to save the date for a weekend not to be missed!”


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