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, all looking to showcase our unique heritage and put the area ‘on the map’.
The last 2 years have been spent planning and developing the scheme and 5 years of activity has now kicked off, a couple of projects are getting underway immediately and others will be starting soon.
To let everyone know about the plans for the next five years, a series of short events are being held in early July, all from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and including a presentation by the Galloway Glens Team:
- Lagwyne Hall, Carsphairn – Tues 03 July 2018
- Gordon Memorial Hall, Castle Douglas – Wed 04 July 2018
- Town Hall, St John’s Town of Dalry– Wed 11 July 2018
- Tolbooth Arts Centre, Kirkcudbright – Thurs 12 July 2018
See HERE for details – no need to book, just turn up – we hope to see you there!
Galloway Glens Scheme Chairman, Sir Alex Fergusson, said:
“The Scheme can now start putting its money where its mouth is! We received an award of more than £2.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and this, with input from a range of partners, allows us to get underway. I am confident that people will see some real benefits as we try to support tourism, provide training opportunities, protect our unique habitats and species and explore the heritage of the area.”
McNabb Laurie, Galloway Glens Team Leader, said:
The principle of a ‘Landscape Partnership’ Scheme is that by undertaking a range of projects in a co-ordinated manner, you end up with real momentum and can lead to landscape scale benefits. We have a range of projects that have derived from speaking to people and communities over the last couple of years and are excited to now be able to start getting things underway. Anyone interested in what is proposed should come to one of our launch events in July!