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 »

Galloway Glens October 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 October 2018 Newsletter.

Gaelic – The Lost Province

The Galloway Glens team were fortunate enough to book early enough to attend Galloway Gaelic Lost Province event at the CatStrand on Saturday the 8th of September. Organised by Gàidhlig Dumgal and with Professor Ted Cowan keeping everything in order the conference explored the use of the language in Galloway, the relationship of Galloway Gaelic… 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 »

Galloway Glens September 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 September 2018 Newsletter.