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Posted on 21.03.18

Merlin trail aims to conjure up visitors

A new trail uncovering the "true story" of Merlin hopes to attract visitors to southern Scotland.It covers more than 30 sites in Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Borders and up into the central belt.

It has been developed by the Arthur Trail Association to encourage people to learn about what it calls the "real man" behind the legend.

It coincides with the launch of a permanent exhibition at Moffat Museum looking at the area in the Dark Ages.

A website for the trail has also been set up.

The magician Merlin is a key figure in Arthurian legend with many different versions of his story being told.

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