Cairnsmore of Fleet public consultation begins

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is asking for views on its plans for the future management of Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve (NNR) in Galloway.

The six-week public consultation exercise will run from 11 March to 22 April 2016 inviting comments on management proposals for the reserve over the next ten years.

National Nature Reserves are special places where people can enjoy the best of Scotland’s nature and Cairnsmore of Fleet is a nationally important upland site which forms part of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere.

Cairnsmore is an imposing granite hill which stands above Wigtown Bay and sits at the top of the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area. One of the most southerly of the Galloway Hills, it includes a large area of open ground stretching from the Big Water of Fleet to the summit.

Leaflets about the proposals are available in the local area. You can get further information from the NNR website, or from SNH’s Dumfries office (Greystone Park, 55/57 Moffat Road, Dumfries, DG1 1NP. Tel: 03000 673 200).