The World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness said:
“We are delighted to be heading to Dumfries for the World Mixed Doubles and Senior Curling Championships in 2014.
“The South-West of Scotland has a long tradition with curling and it is very fitting that these World Curling Federation championship events will be hosted in a region which has produced so many fine curlers."
More top news
The bodies of three lurcher/greyhound dogs have been discovered just off the A75, near Stranraer.
Temporary train services are running on the Lakes Line from today, after Northern closed the line over two weeks ago.
'Roxanna' needs a foster mare to look after her and give her milk, after her mother 'Bucks Fizz' died after giving birth.