Events and Activities

Take part in a wealth of activities and events in the Biosphere and really experience being part of our natural environment.

Galloway Activity Centre

Situated right on the banks of Loch Ken you can take part in a range of water and land based activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, archery, climbing and zip wire. Sessions run all year round and are suitable for all the family. There is a cafe on site. Book directly at

Galloway Cycling Holidays

Experience the Biosphere by getting up close and personal on a bike. Galloway Cycling offer guided and unguided tours around the area suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. Travelling by bike gives you time to appreciate the scenery and wildlife at a slower pace. Visit their website for details of bike hire and routes

The Gallery at Laurieston

Home of artist Phil McMenemy the Gallery at Laurieston offers a warm welcome and a chance to chat to Phil about how his work is inspired by the natural environment around him.

Margaret Milligan Art Classes

Visit artist Margaret in her studio in Kirkcudbright and take part in a regular art class or one off workshop.

Jo Gallant Textiles

Join Jo in her rural workshop and you’ll see why she is inspired by the colours and features of the landscape. Classes are for groups of 4 people ensuring you will plenty of time to learn and practice your technique. There are 1, 2 and 3 day workshops available contact Jo directly to enquire about dates and availability.