News

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 »

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 »