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Developing the Rhins of Galloway Coast Path

19 May 2022 at 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM / Scotland / Dumfries and Galloway / Online

19 May 2022 at 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
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RTPI Dumfries and Galloway | [email protected]

This online event is brought to by Dumfries and Galloway Chapter.

The approximately 83 mile circular Rhins of Galloway Coast Path is peppered with interesting landscape, natural and archaeological features beginning in Stranraer.  The path development has opened up opportunities and presented challenges.  The Rhins is a hammerhead shaped peninsula projecting into the North Channel of the Irish Sea and the Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s most southerly point, has seabird colonies, an A-Listed 1828 Robert Stevenson Lighthouse and a cliff top café.  At the northern end is the mouth of Loch Ryan, Corsewall A-Listed 1815 Stevenson lighthouse. 

A small team from Dumfries and Galloway’s Countryside Services:  Anna Johnson, Bryan Scott and Karen Morley will talk to us about the background to, and benefits of the Rhins of Galloway Coastal Path, which is still being completed.

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By attending this event you will:

  • Gain insight into negotiation and developing a route for a long distance leisure and recreation path in a coastal setting;
  • See the benefits of design which respects the landscape, interpretation and awareness of the history of people in the locality through archaeology and settled places; 
  • Understand benefits of good design to the local economy.

 Infrastructure Planning and Economic Development

By attending this event you will:

  • Gain insight into the development of low key infrastructure in a remote, coastal location;
  • Learn about attracting footfall to local heritage and leisure attractions; 
  • Understand ways of helping support small towns in the local and wider Scottish economy.

Health and Inclusive Planning

By attending this event you will:

  • Understand ways of encouraging access to a network of green corridors;
  • Learn about promotion of healthy recreational activities in the wider population;
  • Find out about engaging the community through events and activities focused on historic and natural features and a little bit of biodiversity awareness.