A local festival could see a major boost in visitors after Scotland was named number one on a list of top travel destinations in 2013, by CNN.
Dumfries and Galloway's Wildlife Festival ( March 29th- April 14th) was picked out as a highlight for tourists in what's being branded as the Year of Natural Scotland.
The travel website also cites the new National Trail, linking Kirk Yetholm in the Borders with Cape Wrath in the Highlands, as a major draw for visitors who want to enjoy Scotland's scenery.
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