Harper Supports Proposed Galloway Glens Canoe Trail

Local MSP Emma Harper met with members of the Galloway Glens Canoe Trail Steering Group earlier this week (Monday) – to see plans for a Canoe Trail.


Emma was taken on a whistle-stop tour of the trail by Ed Hex and his colleague Alex Lumsden.


The proposed canoe trail will begin at Dalry and will end at Carlingwark Loch in Castle Douglas.


Commenting, Ms Harper said:


“I’d like to say a big thank you to Ed and Alex for the time they spent showing me the Canoe trail. There is certainly some great potential for the proposed project and the whole expansion to a bigger trail.
“There are various launching and landing points along the route including the Galloway Activity Centre which provides great views of Loch Ken, the Marina at Crossmichael and Calringwark Loch in Castle Douglas. This project will support beginners to experts and families of all ages and persons with accessible requirements are also under consideration.
“The canoe trail will be a great boost to the local economy, and I look forward to supporting the project as it develops.”
“I will contact the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, regarding Scottish Government support for this project and I look forward to hearing back from him.
Ed Hex commented:
“Alex Lumsden and I were delighted to meet Emma and spend some time showing her round the launch and landing sites proposed for the trail. Having someone that is so interested and supportive of the project in the Scottish Parliament is hugely encouraging to the people on the ground. We look forward to working closely with Emma as the Trail takes shape.”


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