Organisers of the Wickerman Festival have announced the event will not take place again.

Taking place annually near Dundrennan in Dumfries and Galloway since 2001, the event was cancelled in 2016 but was due to return to its usual July slot next year.

Sadly, co-founder Jamie Gilroy died in 2014 and while 2015’s event took place as planned, this year was seen as the festival taking a break.

A statement on the Wickerman Facebook page read: “After much thought and consideration Patsy Gilroy and Jennie Camm have decided that the Wickerman Festival will not be continuing.”

“Since it’s creation by Jamie Gilroy, Founding Director, the festival has provided us all with an eclectic mix of memories.

“It’s these that we wish people to look back on and remember. Thank you all for your loyal support over the years and please feel free to post your favourite moments for all of us to enjoy.”

The festival, which took place 14 times since being founded, was famous for its annual Saturday night climax when an effigy, inspired by The Wickerman film, would be torched.

However, it gained enormous acclaim from festival-goers and music fans for its eclectic main stage lineups, including the likes of Primal Scream, Dizzee Rascal, Lulu, The Human League and Jimmy Cliff, as well as its Acoustic Village, the Scooter Tent which drew old school punk and current ska acts, and the Solus Tent, widely seen as the place to see the pick of Scotland’s underground talent under one roof.