A miners wheel has been unveiled in Kirkconnel to launch a weekend of activities throughout Dumfries and Galloway to highlight what rural communities have to offer.
Local primary pupils joined others from the area to unveil the sculpture for the Day of the Region celebrations.
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Fine, dry Bank Holiday Monday. Turning wet from the south overnight into Tuesday. Showery midweek. Improving on Thursday, but for how long?