The Galloway Glens Scheme would like to support the development of rural skills, training and employment. This could include business support, advice and taster sessions, and exploring opportunities from the heritage assets in the area. The Skills, Training and economic opportunities study will inform this activity.

It has been suggested that the Scheme should also focus on challenges facing some older residents, such as loneliness, isolation and the impact of long term health issues. The scheme will try to support work to address these issues.

We will provide volunteering and training opportunities for more people to make a difference to their landscape and heritage.


The Galloway Glens Scheme would like to tackle a range of challenges affecting the local area, from changing land use and sustainable management to flooding and loss of species. A number of the Studies will help to identify opportunities in this sector.

The heritage assets in the area are quite extraordinary, with sites of national and international significance, varying from early Human settlements through to modern developments such as the Dark Sky Park and the Biosphere. It has been suggested that the Galloway Glens Scheme could support the development of the heritage sector and a better understanding for local communities and visitors alike.


The Galloway Glens Scheme would like to support the sustainability of communities living in the area, making a more prosperous future for those living, working and staying in the area.

This varies from better access and visitor facilities, with the potential for paths (including the SUW), access to water, viewpoints and lay-bys. Projects could also include the promotion of the area for nature-based tourism by safeguarding and improving the biodiversity, increasing access, information and interpretation provision.

The understanding of this aim will be supported by the range of studies being commissioned.