Energise is a new project being run by Upland CIC which gives artists the opportunity to research and creatively explore. The project aims to connect artists and communities to explore perceptions and responses to climate change with specific regard to renewable energy, in an imaginative and positive way. The focus of the project takes the… Read more »

Welcome Ed Tooth – New Black Grouse Project Officer!

Under the theme of ‘Natural Landscape of the Galloway Glens’ we are delighted to support our project partners at the RSPB in introducing Ed Tooth the new Black Grouse Project Officer. Black grouse is an iconic species of high conservation priority, both in the area and nationally, and is a priority species for action in… Read more »

Education & Community Engagement Officer joins the team

One of the six main aims of the Galloway Glens Scheme is to support the long-term sustainability of the region by helping young people to find work and stay in the area, as well as creating a life-long connection with the heritage of the area. The Scheme aims to provide opportunities for people of school… Read more »

New Galloway Glens Scheme Chairman Unveiled!

The Galloway Glens Scheme is a Heritage Lottery Funded initiative supporting projects up and down the Ken/Dee Valley in the Stewartry, seeking to connect communities and people to the amazing heritage of the area, while driving economic activity. The Scheme is now in its delivery phase, with approximately 35 headline projects proposed over the next… Read more »

Exploring New Galloway with the LING volunteers

The Exploring New Galloway theme of the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership supports Local Initiatives New Galloway (LING) volunteer-led landscape projects.  The energies of the local interest group and volunteers have resulted in work getting underway on the New Galloway golf course woodland paths together with restoration and recovery work on the Garroch Estate walled garden… Read more »

Corserine Access Path Improvements – Update

The Corserine hill path and its associated linked paths offer one of the iconic walking experiences of the Galloway Glens area. The path system provides a safe and enjoyable access to the climb to the summit of Corserine (814 metres) as a local landmark which offers stunning views of the Galloway Glens and the Merrick… Read more »

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 »