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Galloway Glens at The Stewartry Agricultural Show

The Galloway Glens team were at the Stewartry Show on 2nd August, giving us an opportunity to engage with people of all shapes and sizes to talk about and present the work of the Galloway Glens Scheme over the next five years. There was much interest in what makes our landscape special and how we… Read more »

A number of our projects are getting underway over coming months, including the ’Exploring New Galloway’ project, working with Local Initiatives in New Galloway (‘LiNG’) and the broader community to reopen footpaths on the Golf Course and Garroch Estate and breathe new life into the Garroch walled Garden. The Grant from the Galloway Glens Scheme… Read more »

Work on one of our projects!

In addition to the core Galloway Glens team, a number of the projects supported by the Scheme will require dedicated members of staff. As our projects start to get underway, three positions are currently being recruited. Black Grouse Project Officer – working with RSPB Scotland and Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) to produce habitat management plans to create… Read more »

The Galloway Glens Scheme will be supporting more than 35 exciting and varied projects up and down the Ken/Dee valley in the coming 5 years, all looking to showcase our unique heritage and put the area ‘on the map’. The last 2 years have been spent planning and developing the scheme and 5 years of… Read more »

One of the six aims of the Galloway Glens Scheme is to improve opportunities for access across the area, allowing both residents and visitors to get out and about and experience the local cultural and natural heritage in person. The Galloway Glens Area benefits from a range of access opportunities and when drawing together the… Read more »

3 More people sought for the Galloway Glens Team!

The Galloway Glens Scheme is now gearing up for its delivery phase. We will be travelling around the area in coming weeks with a series of launch events to spread the word about our plans over next five years – more details coming soon! In the meantime we are recruiting for three people to join… Read more »

The Galloway Glens Scheme will be supporting more than 35 exciting and varied projects up and down the Ken/Dee valley in the coming 5 years. A team of six people, will directly work on the scheme, based at the Castle Douglas Office (next door to the Town Hall). McNabb Laurie is in post as the… Read more »

The Galloway Glens Scheme is now getting underway, with five years of activities and projects taking place up and down the valley to connect people and communities with the area’s vibrant natural and cultural heritage. A team of six people, based at the Scheme’s Castle Douglas Office, will administer the scheme. McNabb Laurie is in… Read more »

Galloway Glens Business Academy

Our ‘Galloway Glens Business Academy’ project is working with our friends at Business Gateway. Soon, we will be running a range of free courses aimed at start-up and established businesses, as well as young people who are interested in setting up a heritage tourism business or becoming self-employed as a craftsperson or contractor. Topics will include: 1)… Read more »

A free Glenkens heritage driving companion

A Glenkens based travel ‘app’ company, Epic Minds, has launched a free basic demonstration route that highlights historical points of interest along the A713, running through the heart of the Galloway Glens area, and therefore we flag it up to everyone who might be interested. McNabb Laurie, Galloway Glens Development Officer, said “If you download… Read more »