News

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 »

Great interest in the Galloway Glens Scheme

The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme is a Heritage Lottery Funded project 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 »

Scheme Website launched

It is with great excitement that we can now formally launch the Scheme’s website – www.gallowayglens.org. The new website provides an excellent overview of the aims of the scheme, introduces the project development process and timescales, provides all necessary scheme documentation and publishes other information such as meeting minutes. The Galloway Glens Development Officer, McNabb… Read more »

Development Officer Starts in Post

On 05 April 2016, McNabb Laurie, the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme’s new Development Officer started in post. McNabb’s first priorities are to organise and facilitate the first round of meetings of the working groups and the Partnership Board that oversees the scheme. The development stage of this project is expected to last for over… Read more »

Stage 1 Application Successful!

On the 31st October 2015 the HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) announced that Dumfries and Galloway Council has been awarded funding towards the development of the Galloway Glens project. A total of £2.9m has also been set aside by HLF for the project to be used on successful completion of the development stage. The Countryside Service team developed… Read more »