Looking downstream on the River Cree
Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch
Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park
Looking upstream on the River Luce
North American Signal Crayfish
The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch
Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'
Fly fishing on the River Cree
A small upland burn
The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet
A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn
A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee
Rowan attended a Dumfries and Galloway Tourism conference held by VisitScotland in Dumfries on the 23rd April. A key point of discussion was how Dumfries and Galloway nature based tourism was being promoted this year as part of the 'Year of Natural Scotland 2013' campaign. Positive steps are being taken particularly by D&G Council Ranger Service and through the launch of the www.wildseasons.co.uk website, which is hoped will better promote nature based activities including fishing. An official launch of the website is hoped to take place this autumn at a time when the events database will be fully operational.