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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 »

Office opening in Castle Douglas

The Scheme is looking to get underway in April 2018 and will be moving into new offices at 5, St. Andrews Street in Castle Douglas, just next to the Town Hall. 6 staff will be working on the project and this office allows them to be based within the project area, accessible to partners and… Read more »

Come work with us!

Following the award of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are in a position to recruit staff to manage and undertake the Scheme through the five years of delivery from April 2018 until March 2023. We are now recruiting for two positions: ‘Project Officer and ‘Senior Administrator’, to start as soon as possible after… Read more »

Stage 2 Application Successful – £2.73million secured!

The Heritage Lottery Fund has formally awarded over £2.73million to the delivery phase of Galloway Glens Scheme – a cause of much jubilation for everyone involved. This means that the work proposed can get underway in 2018, running for 5 years, and this grant will go towards the range of projects outlined in our stage 2 Application… Read more »

The 2017 Great Galloway Peat Meet

This week the Galloway Glens Scheme hosted two other Landscape Partnerships to discuss opportunities to co-ordinate and combine the peat restoration activities proposed by each scheme. The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership (click HERE) is at exactly the same point as us, having just submitted their round 2 application to HLF for assessment. Focussing on Pendle… Read more »