Biospheres are places with world-class environments that are designated by the United Nations to promote and demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature. They are places which value and promote conservation and sustainable development on a regional scale. Biospheres are created to protect the biological and cultural diversity of a region while promoting sustainable economic development. They are places of cooperation, education and research where local communities, environmental groups, and economic interests can work collaboratively on conservation and development issues. This exhibition introduces Biospheres and in particular the new Galloway and South Ayrshire Biosphere.
An exhibition of flowers by local partially sighted photographer Norman Taylor. Well known for his series of photographs and exhibitions called 'Shed' he now turns his attention to the rich colours and patterns of flowers. An exhibition of exuberant colour and shape.
Dumfries and Galloway has three National Scenic Areas (NSAs) – the Fleet Valley, the East Stewartry Coast and the Nith Estuary. They are recognised as some of the most scenic places in Britain and are a major asset for the region. Focused on river estuaries and bays, enclosed by surrounding hills and farmland, these landscapes have a wonderful range and variety of views both from and into the areas.