The Galloway Glens ‘Long Goodbye’ Summer Events Programme is published!

Are you looking for something do in water, on horseback, on foot or in a seated position this summer? The Galloway Glens Scheme has this week published the final summer programme of events – drawing upon the whole range of work undertaken and partners supported. The Galloway Glens comes to an end in September and this event programme gives a flavour of the projects supported over the years and celebrates why Galloway is special…


The 2023 Summer Events Programme is known as ‘The Long Goodbye’ as it is 3 months of activity, with 13 events up and down the Ken/Dee valley – both in person and online. Activities vary from the first ever Galloway Glens Horse ride, to child friendly guddling in rivers and learning about edible seaweeds on the Galloway coast. This builds to a crescendo on 18th September with the final ever event in partnership with the Dumfries Archival Mapping Project. There won’t be a dry eye in the house…


McNabb Laurie, Galloway Glens Team Leader, said:

“The Galloway Glens Team and our partners have, as ever, pushed the very boundaries with this… These events should be good fun but obviously there is a bigger point to make here as we try to give new and different ways to connect with and enjoy the amazing landscape and heritage of Galloway.
We are so proud to be an initiative of the Council’s Environment Team and none of this would be possible without the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund and lottery players around the country.”


The Galloway Glens ‘Long Goodbye’ Summer Events Programme is published!The Programme has 13 advertised events – with other additions likely in coming weeks and months.


02 July – 2-4pm – The Health Benefits of ‘Wild’ Swimming. Led by Lesley Atkins, health coach and advocate of cold-water swimming. Meeting at Dalry Town Hall, we will travel to a beautiful secret swimming location. Book ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/642132404307

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