South Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway arts 'hub' structure takes shape

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The four "hubs" will support the arts and artists right across Dumfries and Galloway

A new support structure has been developed following the financial demise of an arts organisation in Dumfries and Galloway.

Liquidators were appointed at the region-wide group dgArts last year.

A set of four arts "hubs" across south west Scotland will now be created after consultative meetings organised by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

They will link into a region-wide "Chamber of Arts" which will work with Creative Scotland to promote the arts.

The four hubs will cover the Annandale and Eskdale, Nithsdale, Stewartry and Wigtownshire districts.

A council statement said the structure would develop further in the coming months.

The first meetings of the four district groups and the region-wide forum will take place later this month.

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