Kirkcudbright Improvement Belief and Kirkcudbright Summer season Festivities are collectively pioneering a brand new Woodland Competition to rejoice all issues wood-related within the stunning Barhill Woods on the tenth to twelfth September.
There can be an incredible line-up of drop-in and bookable occasions obtainable over the lengthy weekend, with one thing for everybody. There can be kids’s artwork and story-telling stations, guided excursions concerning the historical past and wildlife of the woods, hands-on whittling stations, spoon-carving lessons, a poetry exhibition and extra. Some Vikings are taking day out from their preparations for the Galloway Hoard arriving in Kirkcudbright in October to return and show their heritage expertise, and there’s even rumours of a unicorn attending! There can be night barbeques and a lightshow to spherical off every night of the Competition.
Full particulars of the weekend’s timetable of occasions can be revealed shortly on www.kirkcudbright.town and www.gallowayglens.org. Most actions are free to attend, though there can be a small cost for some workshops and lessons.
The all-outdoor occasion has been put collectively by a devoted workforce of volunteers, together with Rob Asbridge, a long-term supporter of Barhill Woods, and Gavin Philips of Shed Remedy. This inaugural Competition has been created in partnership with the Galloway Glens Panorama Partnership Scheme (utilizing funds from the Nationwide Lottery Heritage Fund), with extra funding from the Dumfries and Galloway Council Group Occasions Fund – a brand new fund designed to encourage grass-roots occasions to be placed on to assist their communities within the aftermath of COVID-19. Thanks are as a result of Forestry and Land Scotland for his or her assist of all neighborhood actions on this vital woodland.
Helen Keron, Schooling and Group Engagement Officer for the Galloway Glens, mentioned:
“The Galloway Glens have been so happy to assist Barhill Woods since 2018, when Rob and his superb workforce of volunteers carried out a challenge to create an Out of doors Classroom within the Woods, improve the crimson squirrel conceal and make the trail community extra accessible to wheelchair customers. The Woods are actually a shocking backdrop to Kirkcudbright city – numerous in wildlife and planting, and accessible to be used by all members of the neighborhood. Not too long ago we’ve been actually excited to work with Rob and the workforce on this new Competition – it’s going to be nice. Come alongside on the tenth – 12th September to see what all of the fuss is about!”
Kirkcudbright Improvement Belief (KDT) is a neighborhood run and managed registered charity. It has been fashioned as an umbrella organisation to assist a variety of native teams safe funding to develop new and improved neighborhood initiatives for the Kirkcudbright and DG6 space. www.kdt.org.
The Kirkcudbright Summer season Festivities workforce present quite a lot of leisure within the city and surrounding space all year long. Over 40 years, they’ve supported or created the Galloway Youngsters’s Competition, Kirkcudbright Nation Truthful, The Kirkcudbright Artwork and Crafts Path and Kirkcudbright’s Well-known Meals Competition, plus month-to-month markets and the spectacular Tattoo in August.
The Galloway Glens is a 5-year challenge funded by the Nationwide Lottery Heritage Fund, based mostly within the Stewartry area of Dumfries and Galloway. Its remit is to attach folks to their heritage and to assist fashionable rural communities. www.gallowayglens.org