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Provost celebrates 10 years of Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere

UNESCO Biosphere

South Ayrshire Provost Iain Campbell recently attended a reception in Drumlanrig Castle to celebrate ten years since Galloway & Southern Ayrshire (GSA) was designated Scotland's first UNESCO Biosphere, and the renewal of the site's status for a further decade.

The UNESCO delegation also revealed that the GSA Biosphere's boundary will now be extended to incorporate Alloway, the Rhins of Galloway, and 12 nautical miles of the marine environment. The site will grow from more than 5,200 km² to almost 9,800 km².

To find out more about the GSA Biosphere, you can visit