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Local Interest

Solway Firth Partnership

The Solway Firth Partnership works to support a vibrant and sustainable local economy while respecting the distinctive character, heritage and natural features of our marine and coastal area. The SFP do this by working with people on both sides of the Solway Firth (and further afield) on a wide range of projects.


South West Scotland Environmental

Information Centre (SWSEIC)

The centre aims to further the appreciation, understanding and protection of the natural environment of South West Scotland. The Centre, collect, collate, manage and safeguard information about the natural environment and provide a focal point by which others can access this information.

Caerlaverock Wetland Centre

This is a 1,400 acre wild reserve on the north Solway coast. From dawn till dusk, January to December, wet or dry weather the open coastal landscape and wide skies are full of the sounds of nature. Famous for it’s flocks of over-wintering birds including 40,000 barnacle geese from the Arctic Svalbard, pink footed geese and whooper swans. In summer there are wild flower meadows and you can watch ospreys. The salt marshes provide views of thousands of waders, as well as peregrine falcons, hen harriers, and marsh harriers hunting over the merse.

Southern Uplands Partnership

The Southern Uplands Partnership covers the land from east to west coast bounded by Northumberland/Cumbria in the south and the Scottish central belt in the north. It is a working landscape peppered with ancient hill forts, abbeys, border battle fields, castles, market towns and thriving businesses. Thanks to Scotland’s enlightened approach to access, individuals can explore the southern uplands mountainous heart, its forests, open country, towns and enjoy the wealth of history, heritage and wildlife. There are numerous way marked trails for walkers or cyclists - go and enjoy the spectacular countryside.
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Lochmaben, Castle Loch
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Site of special Scientific Interest.

Red kite Feeding Centre

Bellymack Farm Laurieston, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

Gardens of Dumfries and Galloway

Logan Botanic Gardens