Could you be a Loch Ken Volunteer Ranger?

We are launching our Volunteer Ranger Scheme this year and are appealing for applications from members of the community. You do not need any experience to apply, although expertise in environmental education, resilience work or water safety would be beneficial. Volunteering with us is a great way to meet people,

Community Unites to Help Save Lives on Loch

Thank you to everyone who attended the public Loch Ken Water Safety meeting. It was great to see so many people who feel strongly about water safety on Loch Ken.     There was a lot of positivity about the potential of an independent Loch Ken Management forum going forward

Help us Save Lives on Loch Ken

Loch Ken Trust is calling a public meeting to address water safety on Loch Ken The Trust has been trying to find out who is responsible for water safety on the Loch, so we can work together in partnership. This has not proved an easy question to answer, as no

University Field Trip

Last week we welcomed students from the University of Glasgow who are currently studying the postgraduate degree MSc Sustainable Tourism and Global Challenges. We met at the CatStrand where Loch Ken Trust Manager, Barney Fryer, spoke about the work of the Trust and Loch Ken Ranger Service. Head Ranger Leanne


It’s almost time for our Annual General Meeting! All our Ordinary and Associate Members are invited to attend. This will be held on Thursday 23rd November at 5pm at The Smiddy, Balmaclellan. Please click on the link below for full details AGM- Notice of Meeting

SDG Flag Day!

We will join hundreds of Worldwide organisations on September 25th 2023 and raise an SDG flag to show our support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Trust has the ambitious aim of becoming the world’s first Future Ready Community by being on track to achieve all of the

Ranger Cookout

We had a great evening last week for our Sausage Sizzle, a part of the Glenkens Food Month. With kind permission from the landowner, Head Ranger Leanne, and Seasonal Ranger Annabelle were on hand to assist with building campfires responsibly under the Ken Bridge.     We cooked our dinner

Young People Learn Vital Water Safety Skills

It was the first of our Water Safety Awareness Sessions on Sunday at the Galloway Activity Centre, and what a beautiful day it was on Loch Ken. 16 enthusiastic young people came along to learn new skills and have some fun on the water. The sessions covered water safety, an

Bat Walk- an evening with a difference!

We are delighted that Dumfries and Galloway Bat Group are coming to Crossmichael to talk about Loch Ken bats, and lead a sunset bat walk in the Community Woodland. Come along to learn more about these enigmatic and misunderstood flying mammals. Tickets are free, but limited to 20 –  booking