Line Up for the Stewartry Show Family Fun Tent Revealed!

This Thursday (4th August) sees the return of the Stewartry Agricultural Show at the Rugby Club, promising to be a great day out for all ages. The line-up is now revealed for the Galloway Glens Family Fun tent, with a whole range of fun and free activities for all ages – sprinkled with just the right amount of learning!


The Galloway Glens Scheme is a five-year initiative of Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Environment Team, ‘connecting people to our heritage’, while boosting the local economy and supporting sustainable communities. The Scheme is supporting projects up and down the Ken/Dee valley and for the Stewartry Show, a range of project partners are coming together with activities and games that highlight their work.


The tent will include attendance from:

  • The Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere
  • The Loch Ken Trust
  • Southern Upland Way Rangers
  • The ‘Can You Dig It’ Community Archaeology Project
  • Galloway Fisheries Trust
  • Propagate
  • Peatland Connections – a Crichton Carbon Centre project
  • Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Active School team
  • GCAT’s ‘Connecting In Communities’ Project
  • Solway Firth Partnership
  • South West Scotland’s Piping & Drumming Academy


Jenna Cains, Community & Education Lead from the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, said:

“Families and other intrepid explorers can join the GSA Biosphere for bug hunts to discover the hidden micro-world around us! These will be departing throughout the day from the tent. We’ll also be running nature crafts all day at the Biosphere stand, come and join in!”


Dr Kerry Morrison, from the Peatland Connections project, said:

Local sheep wool, coir matting, sisal, and net needles – just a few of the ingredients on Peatland Connections table that will be used at the show to create sheep wool bunds for peatland restoration work. Members of the Crichton Carbon Centre team will be sewing and stuffing and there to answer any questions you may have about peat, peatland restoration and peatland habitats. 


Claire Williamson, from the ‘Can You Dig It’ Community Archaeology Project will be there, with a

We’re very excited to be a part of the Stewartry Show this year – we’ve been gathering ancient artefacts of all shapes and sizes for everyone to rifle through. The smaller archaeologists in your group will be able to excavate them from our sandpits, while the bigger archaeologists can have a go at identifying what and how old they are. And Laura, our CSI: Bones expert, will be there surrounded by all sorts of weird and wonderful animal bones to test your skills. Can you identify what type of animal it is? Or maybe you’ve come across some strange bones yourself that you need identified? We’ll have activities for all ages to give you a taste of archaeology and the surprises that it holds!”


The Galloway Glens Scheme is an initiative of the Council’s Environment Team, primarily funded by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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