A project to ensure festival-goers were safe to drive the next day has won the Consultation and Community Engagement award in the Police Scotland Local Policing Year One Awards.
Officers based at ‘V’ Division in Dumfries and Galloway were rewarded for their work at the Wickerman Festival to stop music fans from drinking and driving by setting up a ‘breath test staging post’ where people could voluntarily be breath-tested to ensure they were safe to drive the morning after the concert.
This was undertaken by a plain clothed police officer to alleviate any anxiety or perceived stigma over accessing this service. If the individual had alcohol in their system, especially if above the legal limit, they were advised not to drive.
The officers also linked in with trained alcohol workers to provide educational information about the effects of alcohol.
Judges commented that the winning project showed “direct engagement on an important issue, prevents drink-driving as well as increasing awareness and challenging perceptions.”
The weather could not have been better for the thousands of people who've arrived in the south west Scotland for the 2014 Wickerman Festival.
The award-winning event is now in its 13th year, and headliners this weekend include Dizzee Rascal and Scottish favourites del Amitri.
Lori Carnochan has been soaking up the sun, and the festival atmosphere.
The Wickerman Festival starts today and takes place until tomorrow evening when the giant wickerman will be set alight for the festival finale.
This year's acts include headliner Dizzee Rascal, del Almitri, The Feeling, Shed Seven and many more, including local acts from the south of Scotland.
Now in its thirteenth year, the award-winning festival attracts thousands of music fans to East Kirkcarswell near Dundrennan in south west Scotland.
The thirteenth Wickerman Festival kicks off today at Dundrennan, near Kirkcudbright.
Around 12,000 people are expected at the event over the weekend.
Dizzee Rascal and Scottish band Del Amitri are this year's headliners.
The festival finishes with the Wickerman going up in flames on Saturday night.
The line-up for this year's Wickerman festival has just been announced. The festival at Dundrennan in Dumfries and Galloway will be headlined by rapper Dizzee Rascal, and also feature performances from many other artists including The Feeling.
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.
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.