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Tourism is Recovering

TOURISM in Wigtownshire is recovering after the disastrous downturn last year caused by the foot-and-mouth epidemic.

That is the general feeling of the holiday trade who have reported a refreshing upturn in business over Easter compared to the summer months.

And Tourist Board officials have confirmed that the region's second largest industry is indeed recording better results than not just last year, but the pre-foot-and-mouth years too.

However, traders are also agreed that foreign visitors remain conspicuous by their absence.

Caravan parks and bed-and-breakfasts the length of The Machars and The Rhins were pleased to tell the "Free Press" this week that they had been "flat-out" over the Easter weekend.

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