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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 »

Anglers on Loch Ken– You can win a £50 Voucher!

As part of the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership ‘Loch Ken Fisheries Study’, Galloway Fisheries Trust are offering an incentive to anglers who fill in a short survey known as the ‘Loch Ken Angling Record’ on any occasion they fish Loch Ken between now and July 2017. This survey forms the citizen science element of fish… Read more »

What do YOU think makes the landscape special?

The Galloway Glens Scheme will be supporting a suite of projects in the landscape of the Ken/Dee Valley, from Carsphairn in the north to Kirkcudbright in the south. Over the next few months, Northlight Heritage and a team of specialists in landscape studies will be working closely with communities in the area to better understand… Read more »

Project Development Underway

The Galloway Glens Scheme has provisionally secured £2.7million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to be spent on projects up and down the Ken/Dee Valley, from Carsphairn in the North to Kirkcudbright in the South. The aim is to ‘connect people and communities with their heritage’ and will focus on protecting and making best use of… Read more »

Shaping the Galloway Glens

The Galloway Glens Scheme reached a major milestone last week with the Partnership Board assessing over 80 project ideas submitted by local communities and organisations from across the area. The Galloway Glens Partnership Board welcomed the arrival of two new members to help drive the Scheme forward, including former MSP Sir Alex Fergusson who was formally… Read more »