Find Out More About The Galloway National Park Association

National Parks are the world’s best-known way of highlighting and looking after outstanding landscapes. A Scots-born immigrant, John Muir, played a crucial role in their creation in 19th century America. Yet over a hundred years later, and despite recently being voted the world’s most beautiful country,  Scotland still has only two. 


The Galloway National Park Association believes that Galloway’s natural and cultural heritage merits National Park status. The GNPA wants to encourage discussion about what a National Park could bring to the people, landscape and economy of southwest Scotland and to see if there is support for establishing Scotland’s third national park in the region.


The GNPA is holding meetings with community councils and local organisations across Galloway and South and East Ayrshire throughout the spring. At these meetings, a presentation lasting around 20 to 30 minutes is followed by a Q and A session. These are all public meetings and everyone is welcome to come, ask questions and express a view.


The Dumfries & Galloway Environment Fair is being held at the Rutherford McCowan Building, University of Glasgow Dumfries Campus on March 10th at 10am, and GNPA will be there, discussing with families attending the fair ‘What Galloway means to me’.


The GNPA will also be holding a talk at the Dumfries Museum on 26th April at 6.30 pm.


For more information about the idea of Galloway becoming Scotland’s next national park, visit the GNPA’s website at www. gallowaynationalpark.org


Get in touch with the GNPA at [email protected] for more information or to let them know if you want to arrange a meeting for your organisation or community.


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