Can DG First not offer better assistance to the good people involved in running the Galloway Pageant instead of putting obstacles in their way?
May I suggest that the local Riverside car park could be used as a temporary location for the pageant? It would be an ideal site. And if the weather is wet it would be better than walking around in a muddy field.
It might be possible to run events different from those on a grass surface and, furthermore, the toilets are at the locus along with all the local amenities. This would benefit the town and encourage those attending to stay longer – even if the weather was inclement.
Fernhill, King Street, Newton Stewart.