Get Involved as a Community or Organisation

Become a Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere proud supporter

Villages and towns, local organisations and community groups within our UNESCO Biosphere are warmly invited to sign up to our Proud Supporter scheme.  There is no cost involved, just a commitment to sustainability – supporting people, environment and economy through the principles of our Proud Supporter Charter.

If you would like to know more before going forward, Biosphere officers are always pleased to speak to local groups and organisations or attend community events, to explain in more detail about the UNESCO Biosphere designation and the benefits it can bring to the people of southwest Scotland.  Please email for more information or to schedule a chat.

If you are a local representative working through a Community Council or Development Trust which is ready to proceed, please use the form below to sign up as a Biosphere Proud Supporter.

Our Proud Supporter Charter

Biosphere Communities have committed to being Proud Supporters of the Biosphere by signing up to our charter of six principles:

Help to conserve the natural resources of the Biosphere

Support the economy to benefit local people and nature

Promote cultural heritage and local products

Contribute to the health and wellbeing of the community

Develop knowledge, understanding and promote research

Raise awareness of Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere