Fancy dress fun time as sun shines down on festival revellers

The much anticipated Wigtown Week got off to a fine start last Saturday in the County town with the crowning of the Wigtown Princess Connie Milligan.

The community festival began in earnest earlier with the fancy dress parade in the lorry park, ably judged by Yvonne Caddell.

There was a wonderful turn out of contestants - look out for all the results in next week’s Galloway Gazette.

Then it was Connie’s big moment in the summer sunshine as she was crowned in from of the County Buildings by Iain Mactier from Wigtown Primary School.

Wigtown Week is still going on and today (Friday 17) sees dog agility classes going on in the Old Showfield. Entry £3 per dog, but as spaces are limited please register at Scad’s. Classes start at 11am.

A ‘Cooking on a Budget’ demonstration will tingle the tastebuds in Church Hall from 1pm to 1.30pm for various ages - 7 to 10 years old from 1pm to 2pm; 11years plus from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Afterwards there will be a ‘Popdance’ is in the Church Hall from 4pm to 8.15pm.

Tomorrow (Saturday 18) will bring the week to a close with the fishing competition down on Wigtown Harbour from 1pm to 4pm. The entry fee is £2 for adults and £1 for juniors.

During the week, Princess Connie has been busy presenting prizes and attending various functions.

Teas and coffee are still available for this afternoon only in the bowling green clubhouse from 2pm to 4pm, hosted by various local organisations.

There is still time to enter this year’s photography competition. The categories are ‘Machars landscape’ for adults and ‘Acting fun’ for juniors (under 18). This competition runs until the Wigtown Show Day on August 5. Entries via email to