In 2012 UNESCO designated Galloway & Southern Ayrshire as a Biosphere in 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. It is recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature - the first new-style biosphere in Scotland and one of only four in the UK. 


Being a part of the Biosphere encourages us to work together to create a better future for people and nature.



Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is a special place for

  • Wildlife and Natural Beauty

  • Heritage and Culture

  • Recreation and Enjoyment

  • Local produce

  • Inspiration

  • Tranquillity



Do look at the Biosphere website for more information and inspiration:

 We are Proud to Have been awarded Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere certification.