Feb 9, 2017

Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership - What do you think makes the landscape special?

The Galloway Glens Scheme will be supporting a suite of projects in the landscape of the Ken/Dee Valley, from Carsphairn in the north to Kirkcudbright in the south.


Over the next few months, Northlight Heritage and a team of specialists in landscape studies will be working closely with communities in the area to better understand the local landscape and what makes it unique.


The team plan to take a holistic approach, integrating geology, bio-diversity, archaeology, history, folklore and many other strands, to create a fuller understanding of the overall picture of the landscape. This process, known as Landscape Character Assessment, is customary in all Landscape Partnerships that have been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, currently numbering around 100 across the UK.


If you would like to learn more about the project, have stories that you think explain why the landscape is special or want to champion any local features, please go along to one of the drop-in sessions!


The initial Sights & Sites events will be held at four locations. They are very relaxed affairs –  drop in anytime for a cuppa and a chat, and please bring any old postcards or photos!


The events will be held at:

Castle Douglas Community Centre, 10th February 10am – 4pm
Kirkcudbright Tolbooth Museum, 11th February 10am – 4pm
Dalry Town Hall, 17th February 10am – 4pm
Carsphairn Village Hall, 18th February 10am– 4pm


All events are free of charge and no booking is required. If you have any queries or want to contribute over the phone, please call a member of the Northlight Heritage team on 0845 901 1142

Solway Firth Partnership