Wilma Finlay said:"We need to get together and really let people know what a fantastic area this is to visit. We have beautiful scenery, stunning coastline and so many activities for all ages."
She added: "If we can persuade people to make the effort to give Galloway a chance I know they'll come back time and time again."
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