The individuals behind the Wild Seasons Initiative are from the following organisations:
Southern Uplands Partnership
The Southern Uplands Partnership was started by local people keen to keep the communities and countryside of the south of Scotland alive and healthy. The Partnership represents all sorts of people, as well as government bodies, agencies and councils. Anyone who is committed to the future of the south of Scotland is invited to join.
The Southern Uplands Partnership is a company registered by guarantee with charitable status “Striving to keep people living and working in the Southern Uplands of Scotland”. Business Number SC200827. Scottish Charity SC029475 Registered in Edinburgh.
Dumfries & Galloway Council Countryside Services
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Countryside Services (Outdoor Access & Countryside Ranger Service) was established in 1984. Currently focusing on education, communities, volunteers, sites and biodiversity, strategic projects and emerging opportunities, the service connects people with the outdoor environment, vital both for our tourism economy and the physical and mental health of our residents. The team also has statutory responsibility for promoting outdoor access and maintaining the core path network in the region.
Scottish Natural Heritage - 'All of nature for all of Scotland'
Scotland's natural heritage is its wildlife, habitats, landscapes and natural beauty and as a country it is renowned for it. Our purpose is to:
- promote care for and improvement of the natural heritage
- help people enjoy it responsibly
- enable greater understanding and awareness of it
- promote its sustainable use, now and for future generations.
Destination Dumfries & Galloway
Destination Dumfries & Galloway’s mission is to promote support, represent and develop the region as a tourism destination.
- Bring industry together to discuss issues and promote opportunities for training, development and collaboration
- Communicate with the industry
- Work collaboratively with other bodies to deliver the Regional Tourism Strategy
- Lobby on important industry issues and represent the views of the industry
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) manages the Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, a 1,500 acre wetland reserve on the north shores of the Solway. It is the northern flagship centre for the wetland conservation charity founded by the late Sir Peter Scott. It prides itself on first class conservation, learning, research and recreation activities. They were one of the founding members of the Wild Seasons group and continue to take an active role on the working group.
Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Attraction is based on an organic dairy farm making luxury ice cream and artisan cheeses. You can participate in seasonal wildlife activities and enjoy miles of nature trails, ponds and ancient woodland. Join a tour to learn about our passion for animal welfare and how we encourage wildlife diversity.
RSPB Scotland is part of the RSPB, the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.
Forestry Commission Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is a government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Scotland’s forests and woodlands, increasing their value to society and the environment.
Galloway Forest Park
Tel: 01671 402420
Dumfries and Borders Forest District
Tel: 01387 860247