Organisers of the annual Wickerman music festival have announced that the Borders event will be taking a year out this year before its return in 2017.
Inspired by the 1973 Christopher Lee horror film of the same name the festival has become an important draw for the region with music fans drawn from far and wide to witness the symbolic conflagration of a giant straw figure.
Director Jennie Camm said: “Following the hugely successful running of The Wickerman Festival in 2015, which followed shortly after the death of the event’s co-founder Jamie Gilroy, the Wickerman Festival organisers have decided to take a year off in 2016.
“The event will go ahead in 2017 and plans are already taking shape.”
The year out follows the death of co-founder Jamie Gilroy last year and all those who purchased tickets for this year’s event will receive a full refund.