Flowing from the wild uplands behind the Glenkens, past the beautiful Loch Ken and the historic towns of Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright before reaching the Solway Firth, the Galloway Glens project area in South West Scotland is home to a fascinating mix of natural and man-made environments. One of the first hydroelectric schemes in Scotland sits alongside the largest Forest Park in the UK. The UK’s first Dark Sky Park and Scotland’s first UNESCO-designated Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere are two of our unique features. Focussing on this area within the Ken and Dee river catchments, a series of projects is underway that will connect people and communities with the unique natural and cultural heritage of this area. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund with £2.7million, matched funding will increase the total amount of investment into the area to more than £5million over 2018 – 2023.
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