Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is a first for Scotland

Hosting an amazing combination of landscape, wildlife and culture with communities that care about and for their environment.

Putting a global spotlight on south-west Scotland as a special place and one of only 580 Biosphere Reserves worldwide.

Providing a catalyst for new economic opportunities, environmentally sustainable development, nature conservation and education.

Offering a unique marketing opportunity through the global UNESCO brand.

The Biosphere is led by a broad partnership made up of representatives of communities, organisations, businesses, local councils and public agencies which are together committed to delivering the Biosphere Charter.

Scotland’s First Biosphere is an exciting new way to demonstrate good nature conservation and environmentally sustainable development.