The Wickerman Festival organisers have decided the event will not be making a comeback next year. Director Patsy Gilroy announced on Friday that Wickerman was finished after recording a £300,000 loss in 2015, a year after her husband Jamie, a founding director of the event, died. Gilroy has made it clear they have no plans to hold it again.
She said: “We had been thinking about it for a while. We had another festival company that was interested but I think they decided, with the market being very volatile in Scotland, that they couldn’t commit. We had people ringing up asking what was happening with the festival so my daughter Jennie and I felt a decision had to be made as it wasn’t fair on people. It is with regret that we decided to draw a line under it, for the time being."
In an article in the Daily Record, (here), published today Gilroy also refuses to rule out a return for the popular music festival which ran for 15 years. They suggest that mean Gilroy does hint at live music making a return to the site at East Kirkcarswell near Dundrennan.
The Record quotes her as saying, "Never say never – who knows? The site is there, it's got all the infrastructure, so someone would be able to pick it up again. Something may happen."
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