Call for arts festival volunteers to sign up and lend a hand

People with a passion for performing arts are asked to join the increasing ranks of ambassadors for Scotland’s largest rural performing arts festival.

This year, the annual 10-day event, which has been running at the end of May for the past 36 years, hosted 82 events in 42 venues across the region-wide 6,426-square-kilometre stage.

And now organisers are looking for people interested in the work of the festival to go on board and share in its continuing success by becoming ambassadors for the event.

Festival organisers will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, 29 September, in Castle Douglas Town Hall from 7.30pm where you cansign up to become a volunteer.

Festival co-ordinator Lou Davies said: “Festival ambassadors can help out in a number of ways such as spread the word of our work to their networks; help to evaluate events; help run events; brochure distribution; and assisting in front of house.”

For further information, contact Lou on 01387 259627 or email