All of the Galloway Glens partners, staff, volunteers, supporters, visitors, friends, family and pets have worked hard over the past five years, overseeing the investment of more than £5 million in numerous projects across the area. This has included building paths and restoring habitats across the Ken/Dee catchment, refurbishing historic buildings to sustainable usage, running hundreds of public events about our nature and heritage and working with schools and businesses across the area.
As the scheme draws to a close this year, the we are seeking to measure our impact. Have the new paths, renovated buildings, training courses, festivals, protected species, cultural and heritage events, community projects made us a better educated, wealthier, healthier, happier and more sustainable community?
Ben Wild is leading the work to measure the impact of the scheme. Ben said:
“The range of activities undertaken and projects supported by the Galloway Glens Scheme over the past 5 years presents a challenge to gather the data to evaluate all it’s outputs and outcomes. Nonetheless comments, feedback, stats and opinion have flooded back on whether the work of the Galloway Glens Scheme has changed lives or landscapes across the region.
Pulling together this learning is vital If we want money to be invested in our landscapes in the future and any subsequent partnerships to learn from and improve upon our work. We need everyone to input into this process – whether your views are positive or negative! Please take a minute to complete a short survey on your experience of the Galloway Glens Scheme!”
The survey is accessible here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/R3XGV36
The survey is anonymous by default, or as a thank you for helping us, you can opt to be entered in a prize draw for a £50 voucher for Harris and Co delicatessen in Castle Douglas. The winner will be randomly selected on the 28th April 2023.
The Galloway Glens Scheme is a 5-year project based in the Stewartry region of Dumfries and Galloway. The scheme is an initiative of Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Environment Team, funded by a range of partners including the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Scheme aims to connect people to their heritage and to support modern rural communities. www.gallowayglens.org.