An international motorsport series which aims to raise awareness of climate change is set to return to Upper Nithsdale next month.

Extreme E’s first visit to Scotland saw it hold the Hydro X Prix at the former open cast coal mine at Glenmuckloch near Kirkconnel last year.

And now organisers have revealed the all-electric, off road racing series will be back at the venue – which is being transformed into a pumped storage hydropower plant and windfarm – on July 13 and 14.

Series founder and CEO, Alejandro Agag, said: “Heading back to the UK and Scotland for the next event of the 2024 Extreme E season is an exciting prospect for our championship.

“It was a hugely successful event last year and we cannot wait to return to such a dramatic location for our action-packed racing series, but also one which has sustainability values at its core.

“Scotland is a strong voice in the adoption of a clean energy future and renewable energy sources, and our Hydro X Prix marks a great opportunity to highlight these important issues that are happening so close to home.”