May 2019 Newsletter

We now enter the second year of our delivery phase! We will be taking stock in coming weeks of activity so far. Highlights over the last month include archaeological digs, business training events and progress on a range of other projects CLICK HERE to view our May 2019 Newsletter

Pennies from Heaven?

Galloway Hydro Scheme Inspires Climate Change and Consumerism Exhibition Upland artists look to Galloway’s 1930s clean power project for inspiration in the struggle to create a greener future The legacy of the Galloway Hydro Scheme is the inspiration behind Pennies from Heaven? an exhibition exploring energy, climate change and consumerism. The exhibition, featuring photographs, cyanotypes… Read more »

Bluebell Poetry Walk

The bluebells and beech trees of Barhill Wood were at their Spring best for the 13 local people who went out ‘poetry-walking’ on Sunday 28th April. Along with the creative input from poet Alan McClure, they inspired a remarkable variety of poetic responses. Here’s Alan’s wee cinquain from the afternoon that he shared with the… Read more »

Ken Words Poetry Walk at Barhill Wood

Our ‘Ken Words’ writing project, in partnership with GCAT, is planning another of its very successful Poetry Walks this weekend. Each time, a local author or artist guides a small group of aspiring writers around a local place, helping them to gain inspiration from the landscape around them. This Sunday, the 28th April, local poet… Read more »

This week saw the launch of the ‘Love our Fruit and Nuts’ project which will see South West Community Woodlands Trust working with a whole range of partners and people to encourage the understanding, planting and eating of locally grown fruit and nuts across the Galloway Glens area, focussed on the Ken/Dee valley in the… Read more »

The Galloway Hydro Scheme, consisting of a series of dams and tunnels, was a construction of national, if not international significance in the 1930s, utilising cutting edge technologies to harness the power of the Ken and Dee rivers as they travel from the Galloway Hills to the Solway Firth. Over 2,000 workers travelled from all… Read more »

April 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our latest newsletter, giving a flavour of recent work. Many thanks as always to everyone involved in the Galloway Glens Scheme, particularly the army of volunteers across the range of projects. As spring starts to take hold and we look forward to summer, please have a look below at recent news articles and… Read more »

Starting or Growing your small Food or Drink producing business. After the success of our first 2 events, we are hosting our third Business Academy event in Mr Pook’s Kitchen, Castle Douglas on Monday 29th April from 5:30 – 7pm. People attending the first two events have commented on the detailed relevant information they received… Read more »

Raiders Road Dig completed

A band of 15 volunteers had a fantastic time at the first Galloway Glens ‘Can You Dig It’ community archaeology dig last week. It was held at Upper Gairloch, one of the deserted settlements on the Raiders Road in the Glenkens. The team cleaned up and recorded the ruins of an 18th to 19th century… Read more »