The exhibition series pressed the case for the establishment of a major art gallery in Kirkcudbright. Visitor numbers clearly demonstrated the demand for high-quality art exhibitions in the town and the economic benefits which follow from the attraction of extra visitors to the town and region in the summer months. This led to an eventual partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council, and resulted in the building project currently underway to convert Kirkcudbright Town Hall into the Kirkcudbright Galleries, planned to open early next year.
Very appropriately, Joe Campbell was presented with an original drawing of Kirkcudbright Town Hall made by Committee members Ian and Claire Cameron-Smith, showing how it might look as the Kirkcudbright Galleries. John Dinning was presented with a bottle of specially blended whisky from Annandale Distillery, and Sheila Campbell and Wilma Dinning with bouquets.