The town of Newton Stewart is probably the most popular centre for visitors to the western half Galloway. To the northeast is Glen Trool and its beautiful loch, one of the main gateways to the Galloway hills and forests. South of the town is Wigtown - seemingly a sleepy place but home to a great literary festival and Scotland's capital when it comes to second hand books. Wigtown is the gateway to the Machars, a largely low lying peninsula with a special atmosphere.
Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain where a giant flag of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region is laid, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, near Dahuk