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Jun
14
2018

Launch of new Certification Mark for Businesses

Organisations and business from across South West Scotland gathered at Culzean Castle in South Ayrshire for the launch of a new Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere certification mark. The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Tourism, Fiona Hyslop officially launched the certification which will be awarded to businesses… Read more »

Mar
14
2018

Fleet Reflections – The Concert 25th March

The natural beauty of the Fleet Valley in the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere has been the inspiration for the song writing project ‘Fleet Reflections’ . GSA Biosphere are proud to have supported this project from which around 15 new songs about the landscape and its people have been crafted… Read more »

Jan
24
2018

PLACE (People Landscape Art Culture Environment) in the Biosphere

The Southern Uplands Partnership has received a confirmed grant of £150k from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the “PLACE (People Land Art Culture Environment) in the Biosphere” project, it was announced today. This is one of the first awards to be made in Scotland through The National Lottery’s ground… Read more »

Dec
13
2017

Whithorn becomes latest Biosphere Community

Congratulations to Whithorn! Now proudly displaying its Biosphere Community signs and joining Glentrool and Gatehouse of Fleet as places in the Biosphere where local residents and businesses have committed to being Proud Supporters of the Biosphere. Supporting our Biosphere Charter principles of Helping to conserve the natural resources of the… Read more »

Sep
06
2017

GSA Biosphere Local Learning Partnership launched

We are pleased to share the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere have a new Learning Partnership in collaboration with Ayrshire College. The Partnership is an opportunity for students to work on live briefs for their studies that will utilise the unique international UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Programme designation that we have here in South… Read more »

Jul
15
2017

‘It’s More than Just Light’ Dark Sky Places Conference – Program speakers now confirmed

A great line up of national and international speakers has now been confirmed for the September conference covering a variety of themes from: Lighting constraints and design with architectural insights of the built environment we need to light. What is good lighting design and challenges in its application? Light and​​ ​its… Read more »

Mar
18
2017

Wild Film Festival – Scotland 24th – 26th March 17

Join leading naturalists, broadcasters and filmmakers for a weekend-long celebration of the natural world with film, photography, topical talks and special guests. In Dumfries from 24-26 March 2017 enjoy some of the world’s best wildlife films, plus celebrity speakers plus two photographic exhibitions, art, music, literature and a Wild Film Fayre. Naturalists… Read more »

Mar
06
2017

Restoring Peat Bogs in East Ayrshire

The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) have carried out ditch blocking at two raised peat bogs in Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere , creating wetland habitat and supporting peat formation. Raised bogs are rare and threatened wetland habitats containing peat soils. In the UK, we have lost around 94%… Read more »

Feb
09
2017

Biosphere to host 2017 European Dark Sky Conference

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, is to be the location for the first ever Dark Sky Park conference to be held in Europe. The conference is being organised by Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, the International Dark Sky Association and Forest Enterprise Scotland, which manages the Galloway Forest Dark Sky… Read more »

Feb
02
2017

Habitat Management and SRDP Workshops – 22nd Feb & 1st March

Are you a farmer within the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere? It is widely anticipated that the future of farming support will be environmentally based. This means farmers will need to know: Which wildlife habitats they have on their holding; How to manage them and How to demonstrate the positive… Read more »