Posts Categorized: Featured

Jan
23
2017

Ken-Dee Biosphere Route

A third Biosphere route has now been added to the website. Developed to give a flavour of all aspects of the Biosphere the routes are based around the natural assets provided by rivers and lochs at: Loch Doon and Carrick Forest Drive; Loch Trool and the Cree Valley; and now, Loch… Read more »

Aug
19
2016

Art + Science = Biosphere

The Biosphere provides the setting for an inspiring quest for a landscape of science providing a stimulating day of events that explore the connections between art, science and place on the 28th August 2016. The quest starts with a visit to Glenlair, the home of James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), who discovered many of nature’s… Read more »

Jul
27
2016

Biosphere black grouse conservation

  Black grouse are one of our iconic species in the Biosphere but declined by 49% between 1996 and 2005 in South west Scotland. A new regional strategic conservation plan has just been developed to provide guidance on reversing their decline in southern Scotland. The plan sets out priority actions including:  Increasing… Read more »

Jun
07
2016

Ballantrae Food Festival

The second Ballantrae Food Festival is being held on Sunday the 12th June at Ballantrae Harbour overlooking stunning sea views towards Ailsa Craig. Building on the success of the first festival you will discover a mouth watering range of STREET FOOD stalls in the main marquee offering tasty delights from… Read more »

Apr
27
2016

Business Event Film

A short film has been produced to show how local business supporters of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Charter can benefit from the UNESCO designation. Businesses where invited along to an evening Dark Skies star gazing experience at Kirroughtree in the Galloway Forest Park and there was an opportunity… Read more »

Mar
30
2016

Your Views on Plans for Cairnsmore National Nature Reserve

Scottish natural Heritage would like yo hear your views on their plans proposed for Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve in the heart of the Biosphere. The consultation will run from 11th March – 22nd April 2016. Let Scottish Natural Heritage know what you think by sending them your comments by filling… Read more »

Mar
02
2016

PROUD SUPPORTERS AT GLENKENS MENS SHED

Glenkens Men’s Shed signed up to the Biosphere Charter and helped us reach a milestone by becoming the 100th Proud Supporter of the Biosphere. Based in a building loaned to the group by the owner, the former Smiddy in Balmaclellan has been transformed into a series of well-equipped workshops which… Read more »

Feb
26
2016

Supporting Habitat Management

We are providing a unique opportunity for land managers within the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere to receive advice on habitat management and participate in a collaborative project seeking funding to restore or create valuable habitat though the SRDP Environmental Cooperation Fund (ECAF). We are looking for people interested in a… Read more »

Dec
04
2015

Where are all the water voles?

A water vole project is in development as part of the Natural Heritage work being undertaken within Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. The plan is to enable volunteers to carry out surveys to establish the presence or absence of water voles across the Biosphere area.  This project will continue an earlier focus on water… Read more »

Nov
20
2015

Climate Ready Biosphere Vision

The Climate Ready Biosphere Vision and Action Plan were launched by Climate Change Minister, Aileen McLeod MSP. Aileen said, ‘No single organisation, business or community will be able to adapt to climate change in isolation, which is why this work is so important. The Climate ready Biosphere Vision, produced by… Read more »