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Wickerman warning

Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary and other partners are reminding people going to the Wickerman festival of the dangers of over indulgence substance misuse.

In particular consuming excess alcohol and the perils of New Psychoactive substances.

Inspector Amanda Scott , Community Safety Inspector, Galloway Division says:

“We do recognise that the Wickerman Festival 2012 is a family festival however it would be amiss of us if we and our partners did not alert the public about the significant dangers of the over indulgence of substance use. We have seen elsewhere of the horrific consequences that are apparent and along with the Wickerman festival organisers we would like to ensure Wickerman 2012 is enjoyable experience for all”

– Inspector Amanda Scott

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Emulating Wickerman Success

As well as hosting today's festival workshop, final preparations are underway for the 11th Wickerman Festival which starts on July 20th. Inspired by the 1970s movie of the same name that was filmed in Dumfries and Galloway, it's grown into one of the best attended small festivals in the country.

The Wickerman, before burning, in 2009 Credit: Wickerman Festival

Texas and Scissor Sisters headline local festival

Last years event Credit: ITV Border

Scissor sisters and Texas have been announced as the headline acts for this years Wickerman Festival in Dumfries and Galloway. Other acts also confirmed for the Summerisle Stage are The View, Levellers, Newton Faulkner, Cast, Kassidy, Bis, Dog is Dead, Duke Special and Mike Skinner (DJ Set).

The festival starts on Friday 20th July coming to a climax on the Saturday with the traditional lighting of the Wickerman. Sharleen Spiteri from Texas is quoted on the festival's website as saying: "We're delighted to be playing our only Scottish festival performance of the summer at Wickerman.

It will be a first for Texas but we've heard so much about the great festival atmosphere and friendly Wickerman crowds and we’ll be making it a show to remember with a mix of our classic hits and some new material. We look forward to seeing our fans there for a great weekend."