Local festivals in D&G receive national funding

Eden Festival Credit: ITV Border

Two local events that take place in Dumfries & Galloway, have received a share of national funding to help ensure it keeps attracting visitors to the region.

The Eden Festival in Lockerbie and the World Gold Panning Championships in Moffat have received a share of £140,000 in the latest round of EventScotland's National Funding Programme.

The Eden Festival, which is known as Scotland's second largest music festival, takes place from the 8th to the 11th of June. It received £12,500. It showcases Scottish music, theatre and art and will be taking place at the Raehills Meadows.

World Gold Panning Championships Credit: ITV Border

The World Gold Panning Championships, which will be taking place for the first time from the 7th to the 12th of August, received £10,500. It will involve competitors 'pan for gold' in specially and pools.

The National Funding Programme aims to support events taking place outside Edinburgh and Glasgow with the aim of driving domestic tourism and improving the economy for local communities.

It also aims to allow existing events to expand their marketing reach and expand what they offer to visitors,