Under the theme of ‘Visiting’ the Galloway Glens we are delighted to support our project partners at the Southern Uplands Partnership in introducing Laura Davidson who will be working on the Galloway Glens Biosphere Experience project. Laura will be working with local businesses and heritage site managers to develop a range of local activities that will both help local people better understand local heritage and also provide new ‘experiential’ attractions for visitors.
The project aims to boost tourism in the area by developing a range of packages that allow visitors and locals to connect with the natural, cultural and artistic heritage of the region. The project is looking to support and assist local businesses and individuals who are able to offer authentic experiences tied in with the themes of our natural resources, landscape and people. This might range from a food and drink theme, seeing how local producers work and then following up with a cookery class utilising the product or a weekend of arts and crafts spending time with a variety of artists and enjoying taster sessions of what they do.
Working closely with the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere and the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership team, Laura is currently welcoming input from existing businesses or those with an idea that they would like to progress.
Laura Davidson, Experience Galloway Project Officer said:
Everybody who lives in our region knows how much we have to offer visitors, I hope this project will allow people to get directly involved in a range of activities which showcase our talented people, beautiful landscape and natural resources and open up the Galloway Glens area as a key tourist destination within the south of Scotland
Nick Chisholm, GGLP Project Officer said:
Another great Galloway Glens project, there is an untapped wealth of participatory activities in the project area. Laura, the Southern Uplands Partnership and the UNESCO Biosphere are putting together a true flavour of Galloway which will be attractive to visitors and has the potential to grow over the next few years.