Under the theme of ‘Education & Heritage Skills in the Galloway Glens’ we are delighted to support our project partners at GCAT in introducing Jane McBeth, the new Ken Words Project Co-ordinator. The Ken Words project is a writing project that seeks to provide creative openings and hold supportive spaces for people who live in or… Read more »

Goose Migration under the Spotlight!

Greenland white fronted geese migrations to their breeding grounds in West Greenland and then over winter in Ireland and Britain. They are a special feature of our winter landscape but there has been a steep decline in numbers in recent years. The jury is out on the cause of this but hunting, habitat loss and… Read more »

New life for the Garroch Walled Garden!

The Local Initiatives New Galloway (LING) community group have been working tirelessly on their Galloway Glens funded project titled ‘Exploring New Galloway’. The project is one of many supporting the Galloway Glens Partnerships programme to improve access to the natural heritage of the area. We are really pleased to have been able to make the… Read more »

The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme is pleased to announce the start of their 2019 ‘Business Academy’ programme. This programme is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Galloway Glens scheme and by Business Gateway, Dumfries and Galloway. It will consist of monthly training events for different sectors of local business. These free events… Read more »

Tongland Abbey Excavations – Recent Findings

Dr. David Devereux from the Kirkcudbright History Society is providing a talk at Kirkcudbright Parish Church, Kirkcudbright, Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 7.30pm on the recent findings from the Tongland Abbey Excavations. Tongland Abbey was established by Alan, Lord of Galloway, for the Premonstratensian order in 1218. It was a daughter house of Cockersand Abbey… Read more »

Business Academy 2019

The Galloway Glens Scheme is delighted to announce the start of an important new project: Business Academy 2019. Organised in partnership with Business Gateway, this is a monthly series of training events that will run through 2019, all aimed at different sectors of local industry. The aim is to provide sessions packed full of technical… Read more »

Welcome Laura Davidson – Experience Galloway

Under the theme of ‘Visiting’ the Galloway Glens we are delighted to support our project partners at the Southern Uplands Partnership in introducing Laura Davidson who will be working on the Galloway Glens Biosphere Experience project. Laura will be working with local businesses and heritage site managers to develop a range of local activities that… Read more »

Electric Car Ambassadors

The Galloway Glens Scheme is a Heritage Lottery Fund supported initiative taking place over the next five years, supporting a range of 35 projects up and down the Ken/Dee valley. These projects vary from path improvements to canoe trails, from building refurbishments to marketing campaigns, and from training schemes to visitor attractions. A key focus… Read more »

Following the closure of the “Paddy Line” in 1965 the Mossdale to Gatehouse Station footpath, cycle and riding route has become very popular with both local residents and visitors alike. Unfortunately, in recent years , weather and poor drainage has taken its toll and it’s now time for some renovation and improvement works. Work will… Read more »

The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership (GGLP) is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Our Heritage’ Small Grants Scheme, with £100,000 in total earmarked to be awarded over the next five years. The GGLP is inviting applications that support efforts to ‘connect people to their heritage’ and link with the wider vision of the GGLP… Read more »