A DARKER side to Annan's history was explored in a late night tour of the Royal Burgh's oldest quarter on Wednesday.
There was a good turnout for the inaugural walk delving into some of the strange and sometimes sinister accounts from the town's eventful past.
Amongst the group was Dumfriesshire's long-serving MP David Mundell who had travelled direct from Westminster in time to join the tour, part of Annan History Town summer festival.
Taking in many of the town's lesser-known graveyards, courtyards, closes and, in bright moonlight, Annan's old castle site, the intrepid party heard accounts of numerous events, including grave robberies, ghost stories, ancient curses and the notorious Annan vampire.
Mr Mundell, a sponsor of the summer festival, said: "I never tire of learning more about my constituency and the tour was a fascinating insight into some of the stories that have emerged down the centuries in Annan.
"It took us to locations in the old town, in the dark of night, which even some residents admitted they did not know existed."
Further tours, 'Dark Tales of Old Annan,' staged by Mostly Ghostly, take place on the evenings of August 26 and September 2. Booking essential.