What is the ‘Our Heritage’ Small Grants Scheme? The ‘Our Heritage’ Small Grants Scheme has £100,000 in total earmarked by our Partnership Board to be awarded over the next five years. This scheme seeks projects that support our efforts to ‘connect people to their heritage’ but also support the established programmes of work in the… Read more »

Lead Partner: Galloway Glens Scheme Snapshot: Based on the recommendations of the Natural Flood Management Study undertaken through the Development phase and in line with best-practice guidance from partners including SEPA, D&G Council’s Flood Team and Tweed Forum, this project will take a long-term and sustainable approach to the introduction and undertaking of Natural Flood… Read more »

Lead Partner: GG Scheme Snapshot: Building on the findings of the Loch Ken Fishery Study, this programme of work will aim to support the fish stocks in Loch Ken and the associated infrastructure to support fishing activity. Work will focus on: 1) Good Governance (ongoing surveys + Loch Ken Fishery management plan, improved enforcement). 2)… Read more »

Lead Partner: Crichton Carbon Centre Snapshot: This project will highlight the significance of the Galloway peatlands and, using a demonstrator site beside the Southern Upland Way, trial a new framework to be used to revert areas of forestry back to peatlands, highlighting the resulting water quality, biodiversity and carbon balance benefits. These capital works will… Read more »

Lead Partner: Kirkcudbright Development Trust Snapshot: To bring the Barhill Woods under Community Management and develop it for both community use and as a tourist resource. Barhill Woods is the iconic natural backdrop to Kirkcudbright and is used by many local members of the community for recreation. There is no view of the town which… Read more »

Photo Credit: Galloway Fisheries Trust Lead Partner: Galloway Fisheries Trust Snapshot: This project aims to restore native fish populations (salmon and trout), which will benefit the overall angling resource of the River Dee catchment, particularly within the Black Water of Dee and the river fishery from Loch Ken down to Tongland. The project will utilise,… Read more »

Lead Partner: National Trust for Scotland Snapshot: To develop the Threave nature reserve to create a wetlands habitat of national significance. NTS has had longstanding ambitions to develop a nature reserve and wider wetlands at Threave, hitherto delayed by lack of necessary resources. The Galloway Glens Development phase has allowed the production of a management… Read more »

Lead Partner: RSPB (Scotland) Snapshot: Improving access, interpretation and habitats at the Kenmure Holms Nature Reserve. This discrete site forms part of the broader ‘Ken-Dee Marshes’ nature reserve but has not benefitted from the attention, improvements and high profile of the southerly site near Balmaghie. The site does benefit from a location on the edge… Read more »

Lead Partner: RSPB (Scotland) Snapshot: This project will focus on creating and enhancing habitat for Black Grouse and on promotion of the species and its habitat to key land managers, local people and visitors. Targeted restructuring and enhanced management now offers the opportunity to benefit this important species, iconic for the Galloway Glens area. Status:… Read more »

Photo Credit: Angus Hogg Lead Partner: RSPB (Scotland) Snapshot: This project will raise awareness of Greenland White Fronted geese amongst local communities, businesses and visitors. Another output will be pilot advisory farm plans, created with relevant farmers, for advocacy to the Scottish Government agriculture department. This flock is one of only two flocks in the… Read more »