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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 »

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 »