23rd June – 22nd July 2012
Field Trip: An exhibition of project work undertaken with local school children in the three local National Scenic Areas. The exhibition is supported by work by the professional artists working with the projects.
This exhibition follows the many and varied experiences of children re-discovering the landscapes of their local area.
The Fieldtrip project encouraged pupils at primary schools in Dumfries and Galloway’s three National Scenic Areas to explore afresh the region’s rich natural heritage. This included the geology and dry stone dykes around Gatehouse in the Fleet Valley, the local orchards of Colvend in the East Stewartry Coast and the wonderful shoreline at Powillimont in the Nith Estuary, not to mention the star gazing sessions!
The Fieldtrip project was one of a series to realise the potential of the National Scenic Areas in Dumfries and Galloway delivered through Sulwath Connections Landscape Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Scottish Natural Heritage and Dumfries and Galloway Council.