23rd June 2019
Start and finish at New Luce Village Hall
Start Time 9.30am
The PLACE Project
The PLACE project is a community focused project (working in partnership with the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and funded by HLF) initiated to connect communities with their landscape, focusing on People, Land, Art, Culture and Environment (PLACE).
The project will use a series of events and workshops to help reconnect communities with their landscape and each other. The communities we are currently working with are Ballantrae, Colmonell, Barr, Pinwherry & Pinmore (2Pins), Barrhill, Kirkcowan, Old Luce, New Luce and Borgue.
Each of these 9 communities belong to a landscape area, which were carefully selected due to their distinctive and unique landscape character and the desire of local communities to engage more with their natural heritage.
The Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere has been recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature.
The UNESCO Biosphere designation is recognition of the fantastic array of landscapes, wildlife, cultural heritage and learning opportunities that SW Scotland offers for communities, businesses and visitors to experience and celebrate in a sustainable way.
The Biosphere brings us an opportunity to brand and market the businesses and communities of SW Scotland under the international banner of being a UNESCO Biosphere in a way that makes us stand out from the rest of the crowd!
The Biosphere designation brings no new rules or regulations but rather encourages us to work together to create a better future for people and nature.
Please email Lynsay for more information