A Stewartry arts centre has been given the highest possible rating by VisitScotland.
The CatStrand in New Galloway has received a five star quality assurance award from the tourism body in recognition of its exceptionally high standards.
The cafe, gallery, music and arts venue was opened by Glenkens Community and Arts Trust in 2007. Before then it had served as a school, knitting factory and masonic hall.
General manager Brian Edgar said: “We are delighted to receive the five star arts venue award from VisitScotland. Receiving the award demonstrates the high standards and commitment we offer to our visitors to ensure their experience is the very best.
“There really is something for everyone here and in the Dumfries and Galloway region as a whole.”
Visit Scotland’s regional director Doug Wilson added: “It is fantastic to see Dumfries and Galloway’s tourism offering enhanced by the CatStrand’s well-deserved achievement.
“Having high quality local businesses on offer to our visitors is important.
“It strengthens our tourism offering and increases our marketability of Dumfries and Galloway as a superb destination with a varied and exciting range of things to see and do.”