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Wickerman Festival enjoys "perfect" conditions

The Wickerman Festival attracted more than 15,000 people to what is normally a quiet corner of South West Scotland.

Despite the heavy rain which has washed out dozens of major outdoors events in the rest of the country this summer, The Wickerman Festival was blessed with dry and warm conditions.

The festival is now in its 11th year and has grown from just a few hundred people to one of the biggest and best known in Scotland.

Artists such as The Scissor Sisters featured and Texas headlined.

It's been dubbed a "mini Glastonbury" because it was the brainchild of a local farmer and, like its much bigger cousin down south, is held on fields in the middle of the countryside.

It's founder, Jamie Gilroy, said he was pleased the event has attracted one of its biggest crowds this year.

This year's Wickerman statue honour the Olympics Credit: ITV Border

The climax of the festival was the traditional burning of the Wickerman, which is this year was based on the Olympics.

It is always built next to the main festival site in honour of the 1970s cult film of the same name which was filmed in the area.

The festival organisers reckon that the event brings in around £2 million pounds to the local economy each year.

Mr Gilroy said that it was an event that has helped to put the area on the tourist map.