Biosphere Partnership


The Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Partnership represent a wide range of interests and by working together will guide the Biosphere.

The Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Partnership is also a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).

Board Members and Trustees

The Biosphere Partnership Board Members are:

Joan Mitchell – Chair Person
Chris Miles – Scottish Natural Heritage
Joseph Murphy – Glasgow University
Keith Muir – Forestry Commission Scotland
Annique Armstrong – VisitScotland
Alison Steel – Gatehouse Development Initiative
Peter Mason – Carrick Community Council Forum
Mary-Ann Smyth – Crichton Carbon Centre
Cllr John McDowall – South Ayrshire Council
Howard Wilkinson – Ayrshire Food Network
J Mark Gibson – Craigengillan Estate
Peter Ross – Dumfries and Galloway LEADER
Iain Cruickshank – Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
Gillian Arnot – Scottish Power
Christine Cuthbertson – NFUS
Chris Savage – Ayshire LEADER
Chris Rollie – RSPB
Andrew Bielinski – Dalry Community Council
Pip Tabour – Southern Uplands Partnership
Cllr Alistair Geddes – Dumfries and Galloway Council
Cllr Robert McDill – East Ayrshire Council
John Thomson – Southern Uplands Partnership
Ewan Green – Dumfries and Galloway Council
John Smith – Cumnock Community Council
P Brown – Scottish Water

The Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Partnership is also a trust registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Members of the Trust are:

Joan Mitchell – Chair of Biosphere Partnership Board

Cllr Alistair Geddes

Cllr John McDowall

J Mark Gibson

Peter Mason

Mary-Ann Smyth

Minutes of the Biosphere Partnership Board and Trustees