Dumfries & Galloway Council

Wild Oak Woods Eco Campsite
Private source: £108,000; Dumfries and Galloway LEADER: £50,000

Field Lab: Grass Seed Mixes

Come and join the Soil Associations third meeting at Mouldyhills, where they’ll be looking at how the five trial plots (which were seeded last summer) have fared this year in challenging conditions. The field lab will be joined again by grass and soil expert James Bretherton from AgScope.

Amaze Me LEADER 2018
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Dumfries and Galloway LEADER
Dumfries and Galloway LEADER – £116,000

Woodland Creation Essentials workshops, Dumfries

Learn how to identify key issues when preparing applications for grant aid in Scotland at a one day workshop run jointly between the Institute of Chartered Foresters and Forestry Commission Scotland.

A Changing Landscape - Making the Most of Our Natural Assets

A key reason for reason for much of South West Scotland having been designated as the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere is its long history of agriculture and forestry which has shaped our landscapes, our biodiversity, our local economy and our local communities.

With changes on the horizon leading to increased pressures for afforestation, particularly of commercial monoculture, the intensification of livestock farming in our lowlands and the threat to the sustainability of hill and upland farming from Brexit, the makeup of the region is going to change.

Skinny Milk
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Dourie Farm with LEAN and the Milk Supply Association
£143,000 Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund
Day of the Region
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Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Programme
£243,194.66 over three years - Dumfries & Galloway LEADER
Senwick Alpaca Trekking
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Upper Senwick Farm
£5,000 - Dumfries & Galloway LEADER

Stranraer Oyster Festival

The three-day festival will encourage visitors to celebrate the seafood heritage of Stranraer in the south west of Scotland. The catch from Scotland's only wild, native oyster fishery will be the focal point of the event, taking place from 15 to 17 September 2017.

The festival marks the start of the oyster harvesting season and starts with an oyster landing ceremony, complete with oysters being piped ashore, live music, a giant paella for visitors to the festival to share in, a community performance with the support of Oceanallover and fireworks. 

Red Kite Feeding Station Nature Trail
Name of organisation/business: 
Bellymack Farm
Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS), £50,000 over five years