Explore and Record the Rhins!

Get out wildlife spotting on the Rhins of Galloway this summer!

The summer holidays are an ideal time for getting out and about on the Rhins of Galloway Coast and provide an opportunity to discover more about the wildlife that makes its home on our stunning coastline. Solway Firth Partnership is running an Explore and Record the Rhins Project over the summer months. The project provides resources to make looking for wildlife fun for all the family, as well as explaining how to add a sighting to a national data base.

A range of spotter sheets are available on the Solway Firth Partnership website bit.ly/spotter_guides and you can either print or download to your mobile device to use whilst out and about. You don’t need any previous knowledge of wildlife just a keen eye and time to take a closer look at all around you.

Choose the spotter sheet for the type of seashore you are visiting and find out more about some of the amazing coastal flowers, birds, insects, lichens, and seaweeds you might see on the coast.

Nature spotting does not have to be demanding when the countryside is bursting with wildlife and many colourful flowers and insects are often easy to identify. Post photographs of the wildlife you spot on your favourite social media platform and tag them with #RhinsRecording. We will pick the best shots to feature in the Solway Firth Partnership newsletters and website.

For more information on the project visit the Explore and Record the Rhins Webpage

Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) is managing the project with South West Scotland Environmental Information Centre (SWSEIC), the local environmental records centre covering Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire.

The Explore and Record the Rhins is supported by Dumfries and Galloway Council Coastal Benefit fund 2021/22.

The Rhins of Galloway Coast Path is a project managed by Dumfries and Galloway Council and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Coastal Communities Fund. The Rhins of Galloway Coast Path Project is about much more than providing access to spectacular landscapes and seascapes. The Project has evolved into an ambitious scheme with an integrated programme of activities and interpretation to inspire and engage both local people and visitors with the cultural, built and natural heritage associated with the path and the coast of the Rhins. See the Rhins of Galloway Path webpage at https://dgtrails.org/rhins-of-galloway-path/development/