Feb 12, 2018

Galloway Glens Gets the Go Ahead!

The Galloway Glens Scheme will be bringing the amazing natural and cultural heritage of the Ken/Dee valley 'centre stage' over the next five years, driving economic development and improving the lives of residents and visitors to the area.


The Galloway Glens region, based on the Ken and Dee catchment and linked by the waterway, has reinvented itself throughout history and includes a wide range of habitats and land uses. The primary settlements of Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright are linked to a more rural environment heading north through what is locally termed ‘the Glenkens’.


The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership resulted from local interest in the area and a wish to better understand the heritage contained therein, making use of the unique natural and built heritage of the area to encourage sustainable communities now and into the future.


The Partnership consists of a range of organisations including, amongst others, Dumfries & Galloway Council, local community organisations, The Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, Forestry Commission Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland. The Partnership is ably supported by working groups consisting of a whole range of skills and interest.


The Partnership will be supporting and undertaking a range of projects that fit the overall aims:

1) To better record & understand local heritage
2) To support sustainable communities through education & skills training
3) To encourage people to visit the area
4) To improve access opportunities
5) To increase use (and therefore sustainability) of community buildings
6) To support the important habitats and species


To sign up for the Galloway Glens E-newsletter or for more information visit the website here

Solway Firth Partnership