Dumfries & Galloway Council

Which Trees For Homes?

In “Which Trees For Homes?” SEDA will investigate the long-term effects of land-use decisions on climate change and the timber chain, particularly in relation to affordable homes. This event will involve scientists, landowners, foresters, distributors and housebuilders.

Carsphairn Community Woodland Exchange Visit

Carsphairn Community Woodland took ownership of part of Muirdrochwood Forest in 2021 and has never looked back! CWA would like to invite its members to visit Carsphairn Community Woodland, in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway.

South of Scotland Destination Alliance Conference

The SSDA Conference is the key annual event bringing together all those involved in tourism across the South of Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders).  It is a unique opportunity to connect, network, learn and collaborate.



Following the success of last year's inaugural Gathering in Kingussie, SCOTO look forward to welcoming you to their next national gathering on Thursday 29 February, at the Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club and on Friday 1 March, for learning exchanges in and around Dumfries. Get ready for two days filled with inspiration, networking, and learning opportunities, all focused on 'pressing pause' and recalibrating tourism in Scotland to deliver for our communities and environment first.

Farming for the Future: Planning for Profit and Nature

Join the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, Propagate and National Farmers Union Scotland for a knowledge-sharing event looking at how farming can be good for both the environment and the farm business.

Galloway Glens Scheme Grand Finale Event

The Galloway Glens Scheme is an initiative of Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Environment Team, funded by a range of partners including the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Over the last five years, the scheme has worked to ‘connect people to their heritage’, while boosting the local economy and supporting sustainable communities.

A Human Rights Bill for Scotland – Scottish Government Consultation Event

This in-person event forms part of the Scottish Government’s consultation on proposals for a new Human Rights Bill. The purpose of this event is to allow people to learn about the Scottish Government’s proposals and to tell us what they think to help inform how the Bill is developed.

Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition Community Workshop - Newton Stewart

Please join us in a community workshop and help us shape and inform our approach to the Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition. This in-person event will be held on Tuesday, 29th August at The Vaults Art Centre, Newton Stewart, DG8 6BT. The workshop aims to bring together community members who are passionate about or involved in our Land and or Agriculture as we seek to draw upon your lived experiences and knowledge as Scotland looks to transition to a more sustainable and equitable future.

Building resilience through working with nature and technology

This meeting focuses on how agroecology and research can be used to increase resource efficiency and stabilise yields, whilst promoting biodiversity and helping farmers meet NetZero. It will explore:

• The role that novel diets have in reducing greenhouse gas emissions with Professor John Newbold.