CRAFT businesses in Dumfries and Galloway are set to welcome visitors for an arts weekend.

Painters, jewellery makers, potters and woodworkers will take part in Spring Fling, which takes place from May 26 to 28.

The 86 participants offer a warm welcome to their houses, cottages, farms, gardens and purpose-built studios. They include furniture-maker Philip Wilson, potter Ruth Elizabeth Jones, and painters Alison Proudlock and Katharine Wheeler as well as Alison Macleod whose jewellery is inspired by heirloom treasures, and Kaz Robertson who makes colourful resin jewellery.

Joanna Macaulay, events and exhibitions manager for Upland which runs Spring Fling, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming visitors to the 16th annual Spring Fling. As ever there’s a huge amount to see and do, with the chance to meet an amazing variety of artists and makers and visit all sorts of wonderful studios.”