Welcome

Flowing from the wild uplands to the Solway Firth and including the historic towns of Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright, the Galloway Glens project area in South West Scotland is home to a fascinating mix of natural and man-made environments.

One of the the first hydroelectric schemes in Scotland sits alongside the largest Forest Park in the UK. The UK’s first Dark Sky Park and Scotland’s first UNESCO designated Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere are unique features.

Focussing on this area within the Ken and Dee river catchments, a series of projects is underway that will connect people and communities with the unique natural and cultural heritage of this area. Funded by the Heritage Lottery with £2.7million, matched funding will increase the total amount of investment into the area to more than £5million over 2018 – 2023.

On this site, you will find many resources to help you better understand the Scheme, and also the area itself. On the About Us page, you will find details of the history, funding and governance of the Scheme. On the Projects page, you will find the list of 35 projects that make up the Partnership Scheme. And on the Resources page, you will find the outputs of the studies that were commissioned as part of the detailed application to the Heritage Lottery for funding.