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A miners' wheel was unveiled in Kirkconnel as part of this year's 'Day of the Region' celebrations. The monument, on Polveoch Terrace, just off the main street, was opened by councillors, children and local people.
Fiona McIlwraith reports.
A miners wheel has been unveiled in Kirkconnel to launch a weekend of activities throughout Dumfries and Galloway to highlight what rural communities have to offer.
Local primary pupils joined others from the area to unveil the sculpture for the Day of the Region celebrations.
Dumfries and Galloway's 'Day of the Region' is being launched in the old mining town of Kirkconnel today.
A miner's wheel is being unveiled to mark the start of the project, which encourages communities to make the most of what's on their doorstep.
More than 250 events, funded by the Dumfries and Galloway LEADER project, will take place in ten communities on Saturday.