Tour of Britain brings cash boost to Dumfries & Galloway

Crowds packed the streets of Castle Douglas for the Tour. Credit: ITV Border

A new study shows the Tour of Britain brought nearly £250,000 into Dumfries and Galloway.

Last September's major cycle race drew a crowd of 10,000 to Scotland's 'food town', Castle Douglas, which is where the First Stage of the race ended.

A report by national events agency EventScotland has found the Tour created an additional £241,277 (net) for the local economy.

This does not include any benefit provided by the media coverage the Tour generated for the town.