Wickerman Festival '˜will not be continuing'

Organisers of the Wickerman Festival have announced the event will not be held again.

Revellers at the Wickerman Festival

The music festival was cancelled this year but those behind it had vowed it would return in 2017.

Its co-founder Jamie Gilroy died in 2014. The Wickerman director was found dead at his East Kirkcarswell Farm at Dundrennan in December with serious head injuries, believed to have been caused by a firearm. Police said the incident was not suspicious.

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A statement on the festival’s Facebook page said: “After much thought and consideration Patsy Gilroy and Jennie Camm have decided that the Wickerman Festival will not be continuing.

“Since it’s creation by Jamie Gilroy, Founding Director, the festival has provided us all with an eclectic mix of memories.

“It’s these that we wish people to look back on and remember. Thank you all for your loyal support over the years and please feel free to post your favourite moments for all of us to enjoy.”

2015 was the 14th event staged near Dundrennan in Dumfries and Galloway.