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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Wintry start for some and windy. Brightening later
Emma brings you Saturday's forecast
Longest cold spell of winter so far. Mainly dry and bright, but feeling bitterly cold today. Very wintry further east, blizzards possible