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
The final edition of the 2013 National Scenic Area Countryside Team newsletter details Ron Foster of Gatehouse of Fleet being awarded the Rural Community Champion award for his commitment to volunteering in the Gatehouse of Fleet area. One of the voluntary positions he has, is working with GFT under the Galloway Fisheries Volunteer Scheme when days are carried out in the Fleet valley.
Below is extracted from the newsletter -
We are delighted that Ron Forster whose passion and commitment to improving Gatehouse
and the wider Fleet Valley NSA has been recognised regionally. Ron’s award of Rural
Community Champion was celebrated at a recent awards ceremony at the Easterbrook Hall.
Ron has been an active member of the Fleet Valley NSA Countryside Volunteer Team since
its establishment through the Leader+ programme in 2004, and has worked since then on
many improvement projects to benefit the town. He co-ordinates the weekly programme of
tasks in and around Gatehouse, working alongside rangers from the Council, the Forestry
Commission Scotland, the Galloway Fisheries Trust and the Solway Firth Partnership,
ensuring that there is a range and variety of different jobs undertaken and encouraging
others to get involved.