News

Save the Date! – 6th Annual DAMP Evening 2018

Save the Date! 6th November 2018 – 18:15pm to 21:30pm the Catstrand, New Galloway The Dumfries Archival Mapping Project (DAMP) will be holding their 6th annual evening at the Catstrand, New Galloway in early November. The Headline of the evening is ‘Maps with woods and trees’. There will be talks about Dumfries & Galloway’s most… Read more »

Land Management & Access Officer joins the team

A vital part of the Galloway Glens activity over the next five years will be improving the range of outdoor access opportunities up and down the region. We have a number of projects in the mix, from a canoe trail to walking routes, and everything in between. The Scheme will also be looking at the… Read more »

Balmaclellan’s Old Smiddy – Under Construction

It’s great to see that the first project under ‘Our Heritage Hub’ Theme is now underway. Under the direction of the architect John Crallan and the main contractor William Waugh and Sons construction to renovate Balmaclellan’s Smiddy started on Monday the 17th of September. This first phase will be completed in around 40 weeks and… Read more »

Landscape Partnerships – Learning Together!

This week the Galloway Glens Scheme was delighted to host a two-day programme for another Landscape Partnership from Northern Ireland. The Binevenagh and Coastal Lowlands Landscape Partnership Scheme seeks out to protect, enhance and promote the special heritage of this special corner on the North Coast of Northern Ireland. All landscape partnerships seek to ‘connect… Read more »

A study of the fish population in Loch Ken is published

During 2016 and 2017, Galloway Fisheries Trust undertook a study of the fish, fisheries and anglers of Loch Ken. This was to assess the fish populations in the Loch and the extent to which angling around the loch assists the local economy. This work sought to better understand the impact of the North American Signal… Read more »

Galloway is special – Use it to boost your business

Save the Date! 4th October 2018 – 17.00pm to 19.15pm Gordon Memorial Hall, Castle Douglas The Galloway Dark Sky Park was the first Dark Sky Park to be designated in the UK and, as one of the darkest place in Europe with extraordinarily low levels of light pollution, offers an excellent view of the stars… Read more »

Galloway Glens August 2018 Newsletter

It has been a busy few months for the Galloway Glens Scheme – catch up on all of the news, events and progress HERE by reading our August 2018 Newsletter.

Project Launch – Glenkens Red Squirrel Group

Up in the hills of the Galloway Glens a small band of volunteers is making a difference for Scotland’s red squirrels. We are really happy to have made the first project payment to the Glenkens Red Squirrel Group. Red squirrels are in steep decline across Britain and in almost all areas the introduced grey squirrel,… Read more »

Have you been down to Barrhill Woods today?

Kirkcudbright Development Forum have been working tirelessly towards their aims of bringing Barhill Woods under community management. They are involving all sections of the community in planning and decision making to secure this essential landscape feature as a community asset, tourist resource and valuable wildlife habitat. Barhill Woods is the iconic natural backdrop to Kirkcudbright… Read more »

Introduction Event – Projects coming together

Last week we held an event for all of our projects to meet each other and develop links and connections. This was the first of what will be many over the next five years. Advice from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the generous supporters of the scheme, was that effective landscape partnerships end up being greater… Read more »