The Galloway Red Kite Trail is reckoned to be worth a large amount to the local economy
A new report has claimed a nature trail in southern Scotland has generated millions of pounds for the economy.
It has estimated visitors to the Galloway Kite Trail have spent a "minimum of £33m" in the region since its launch in 2003.
The project is also credited with supporting the equivalent of nearly 15 full-time jobs a year.
The figures were collated during a placement for The Conservation Volunteers with RSPB Scotland.
The trail, which is a self-guided tour circling Loch Ken near Castle Douglas, promotes a set of destinations for visitors, including red kite viewing sites, activities and local businesses.
It was set up following the successful re-introduction of red kites to Galloway after an absence of 130 years.