South Scotland

Dumfries Fling 'generated £140,000 for region'

Trapeze artist (picture by Alan McAteer)
Image caption Acrobatic and aerial displays were part of the line-up at the event

The Dumfries Fling attracted more than 8,000 people and generated more than £140,000 for the local economy, according to new figures.

The four-day music, dance and performing arts event took place in freezing temperatures over the St Andrews weekend last year.

The report, by co-organiser DG Arts, said a quarter of those who attended were from outside the region.

The organisation said the attendance was surprising given the conditions.

The programme included a variety bands, a trapeze artist and a fire show, as well as the switch on of the town's Christmas lights.

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