News

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 »

Application Complete!

The Galloway Glens Scheme has now submitted its application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This sets out five years of delivery work, scheduled to run from 2018-23, supporting a range of projects from heritage centres, to access improvements to apprenticeships and training for local people in heritage skills. This development phase has run from… Read more »

Exploring Partnership Opportunities

The Galloway Glens Scheme is currently drafting the stage 2 application to HLF. This sets out five years of delivery work, scheduled to run from 2018-23. The Scheme will be supporting a range of projects during this period, all with the aim of connecting people and communities in the area to their heritage. The Partnership… Read more »

The Projects of the Galloway Glens Scheme

The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme is a Heritage Lottery Funded scheme taking place up and down the Ken and Dee river catchment, from Carsphairn in the North to Kirkcudbright in the South. £2.7million has been provisionally secured from HLF to be spent on projects across the area that ‘connect people to their cultural, built… Read more »

Galloway Glens Projects taking shape

The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme is a Heritage Lottery Funded scheme taking place up and down the Ken and Dee river catchment, from Carsphairn in the North to Kirkcudbright in the South. £2.7million has been provisionally secured from HLF to be spent on projects across the area that ‘connect people to their cultural, built… Read more »

Story of the Galloway Glens – in 1200 words!

Many thanks to Alistair Livingston, Local Historian,  for the following, giving us a background to the formation of the Ken/Dee Valley…. The first pages of this story are written in the rocks of the Southern Uplands. In places across the parishes of Kells, Carsphairn and Dalry the rocks rise up over 2000 feet high. It is… Read more »

Half Way through the Development Phase

The Galloway Glens Scheme is now half way through the development phase and we are continuing to work to get a really good understanding of the local landscape and define the projects that we will be looking to undertake during the later delivery phase. Our development grant from HLF of £185,000 has allowed us, amongst… Read more »