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Tributes paid to Wickerman founder

Tributes have been paid to the founder of the Wickerman Festival, after he died as a result of a shooting incident.

Jamie Gilroy, from Dundrennan in Dumfriesshire, was found with severe head injuries at his farm on Thursday 18th December.

The 66-year-old was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary but later died.

Police Scotland say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Family of festival founder describe 'shock' at his death

The family of the founder of the Wickerman Festival have expressed their shock and sadness at his death following a shooting incident.

Jamie Gilroy was found at his farm on Thursday 18th December with serious head injuries. He was taken to the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Following his death, Mr Gilroy's family released the following statement:

'It is with immense sadness that we confirm Jamie's death. This has come as a huge shock to us, to his many friends, and to members of the local and wider festival community in which he played such a vibrant part. We’d like to thank everyone for their support at this very difficult time.'

– Gilroy Family

Weather: Overnight update

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There will be further blustery showers overnight, these will be wintry over the hills.

It will remain windy with likely gales in exposure.

Clear spells will lead to a chilly night, but the strong winds will mostly prevent a frost. Minimum Temperature 3C.


Weather: Wet and windy on SUNDAY

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In the west:

Outbreaks of rain reaching northwest Scotland in the early hours of Sunday will spread southeast across the country during the day.

The rain will become persistent and often heavy across western areas.

The Borders:

Gales are expected to affect parts of southeast Scotland and northeast England at times during Sunday and Monday.

Gusts between 55 and 65 mph seem likely over and to the east of hills.

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