1. Scheme documents available for download – Select from the items below

Minutes of Partnership Board meetings

  1. 01 Partnership Board Meeting – April 2016
    02 Partnership Board Meeting – June 2016
    03 Partnership Board Meeting – August 2016
    04 Partnership Board Meeting – October 2016
  2. 05 Partnership Board Meeting – January 2017
  3. 06 Partnership Board Meeting – March 2017
  4. 07 Partnership Board Meeting – June 2017
  5. 08 Partnership Board Meeting – August 2017
  6. 09 Partnership Board Meeting – March 2018

Minutes of Working Group meetings

  1. 01 Meeting of Working Groups – April 2016
  2. 02 Meeting of Working Groups – May 2016
  3. 03 Meeting of Working Groups – September 2016 
  4. 04 Meeting of Working Groups – December 2016

Landscape Conservation Action Plan (LCAP)

  1. A key part of our Stage 2 Application to HLF is the Landscape Conservation Action Plan (LCAP). This is the ‘manifesto’ of the Scheme, setting out what makes the landscape special, the challenges and opportunities facing the area and how we will work to connect people to their heritage. This was approved by the Partnership board at their 08th meeting in August 2017 and submitted to HLF in support of our application. (Please note: these documents are VERY low resolution for size and accessibility reasons. If you would like higher resolution versions please let us know)
  2. LCAP – ALL Chapters
  3. LCAP – 0 Title & Contents
  4. LCAP – 1 Introduction
  5. LCAP – 2 Developing the Scheme
  6. LCAP – 3 Landscape of the Galloway Glens
  7. LCAP – 4 The Scheme Boundary
  8. LCAP – 5 Statement of Significance
  9. LCAP – 6 Forces for Change
  10. LCAP – 7 What Have We Learned
  11. LCAP – 8 Vision & Aims
  12. LCAP – 9 What are we going to do
  13. LCAP – 10 Scheme Budget & Funding
  14. LCAP – 11 Legacy & Sustainability
  15. LCAP – 12 Project Plans
  16. LCAP – 13 Appendices

Studies being commissioned

To inform the list of projects proposed and support the Stage 2 application, a series of studies were undertaken through the development phase:

Landscape Character Review & Historic Environment Audit (undertaken by Northlight Heritage)

Assessing the current landscape character in the project area and the influence of humans over the years. This explores what makes the local landscape special and unique.

  1. Combined LCA&HEA Report
  2. Combined LCA&HEA Appendices

Heritage Skills, Training & Economic Opportunities Audit (undertaken by North of England Civic Trust)

Reviewing what Heritage Skills are present in the area, what skills are lacking and facing a shortfall, either nationally or on a local basis and the opportunity for the Scheme to undertake projects to address any shortfalls.

Heritage Skills in the Galloway Glens Report

Access Audit (undertaken by Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Environment Team)

A strategic review of the current access arrangements in the area, highlighting opportunities for development.

Galloway Glens Access Audit

Arctic Charr Reintroduction Feasibility Study (undertaken by Galloway Fisheries Trust)

An assessment of the feasibility of reintroduction of Arctic Charr into Loch Grannoch.

Unfortunately the reintroduction was not found to be viable due to the pH of the Loch, however the undertaking of the report included some ‘hands-on’ habitat assessments by local schoolchildren and will be used to inform similar reintroduction opportunities.

Arctic Charr Reintroduction Study

Interpretation Strategy (undertaken by Minerva Heritage)

Reviewing the signage and interpretation in place in the region, exploring opportunities for consolidation or improvement and noting national trends and developments in the  sector

  1. Interpretation Strategy
  2. Interpretation Appendices

Loch Ken Fishery Study (undertaken by Galloway Fisheries Trust)

Assessing Loch Ken as a fishery, reviewing the different species in residence and opportunities for the Scheme to support fish populations and the fishing sector

Loch Ken Fishery Study

Natural Flood Management Feasibility Study (undertaken by Natural Power Consultants)

Exploring the feasibility of undertaking Natural Flood Management measures in the area to reduce the impact of flooding, reconnecting the river with the floodplain.

The report highlights potential opportunities for NFM measures but these are subject to a number of complex considerations such as suitability in landscape terms, landowner approval and require a scale of operation not immediately possible through the GG Scheme.

As a result, the study and related flood model will be used to inform a smaller education and facilitation project through the delivery phase.

Natural Flood Management Feasibility Study

Once the studies are complete, they will be freely available here. It is important to note that these studies do not define the full range of work that will be undertaken by the Galloway Glens scheme and have been commissioned to undertake initial work that might inform projects supported by the scheme.

Reference Library:

A brief dry stone dyke typology for Galloway Glens – a snapshot