Wickerman Festival

The 12th Wickerman Festival at Dundrennan in south west Scotland.

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Full Report: Thousands turn out for Wickerman Festival

It has been a busy weekend of events across our region with thousands of people attending the Wickerman Festival in Dumfries and Galloway.

The headliner was the singer songwriter Amy Macdonald, who grew up not too far away.

And as ever, the weekend ended with the burning of a straw man 25 feet tall.

Watch the full report from Lucy Taylor below.

This year's Wickerman Festival is the 'most successful yet'

The Wickerman Festival in Dumfries and Galloway sold out for the first time in 12 years. Credit: ITV News Border

Organisers of the Wickerman Festival say this year's event has been their most successful yet.

The two-day festival in Dumfries and Galloway sold out for the first time.

Scottish singer-songwriters Amy McDonald and KT Tunstall were among the top international acts playing alongside local bands.

The music event near Kirkcudbright is now in its 12th year.

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Organisers praise festival goers after 'best ever' Wickerman

This year’s Wickerman has been our most successful yet and I want to say a huge thank you to our artists, fans and our festival team here at Dundrennan for all their hard work and commitment each year. We’ve seen a perfect mix of brilliant performances, beautiful weather and a very relaxed and happy crowd on site which has resulted in a festival that has been enjoyed by everyone involved.’

– Festival Co-ordinator Helen Chalmers

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12th Wickerman Festival closes in spectacular style

A 35 foot high Minotaur Wickerman statue was burnt at midnight Credit: Wickerman Festival

The Wickerman Festival in Dundrennan, Dumfries and Galloway drew to a close last night with the midnight burning of a giant Minotaur Wickerman statue. The sell out crowd of 12,000 enjoyed two days of performances from acts including Amy MacDonald.

Amy MacDonald received one of the biggest cheers of the night Credit: Wickerman Festival

Police: 'Overall a good natured crowd who are enjoying festivities'

Overall we have a very good natured crowd on site who are enjoying the festivities. There have been a few arrests for minor offences however no serious incidents to date. All agencies are working closely together to ensure that everyone continues to enjoy themselves safely for the remainder of the festival.

– Chief Inspector Steven Lowther, Police Scotland
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