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Contribution to Tourism 2023 Finalists


20 Feb 23
by Nathon Jones

Awarding Wigtownshire 2023 Finalists!

After an incredible festival in 2022 - Event of the Year finalists at the national MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards - Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival has only gone and done it again, finalists in the Contribution to Tourism category at this year's Awarding Wigtownshire!

It's absolutely fantastic to be nominated, and everyone involved with the festival is chuffed to bits to be considered for this award as they've all worked so hard, over the past 8 years, to make Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival the best possible event it can be and have such a positive social and economic impact in Dumfries & Galloway.

Awarding Wigtownshire shines a light on the incredible work going on locally by individuals, businesses, community groups, charities and everyone in between who make Wigtownshire amazing.  Winners will be revealed at an in-person ceremony on Saturday 10th June 2023 at North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer, so we'll have everything crossed for a win this year.  Wish us luck!

Awarding Wigtownshire

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