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Explore the Secret Coast, Colvend

Interpretation at Tarff

This project was part of the Making Tracks scheme and was managed by Solway Heritage with the aim of developing the wildlife and tourism potential of Colvend and its surroundings, all within the East Stewartry Coast National Scenic Area.
When developing this project it was felt that more visitors could be attracted and existing visitors would stay for longer if an information point was established that identified additional facilities for walking and wildlife viewing.

The project involved developing the derelict Colvend Filling Station into a visitor information facility.  This was to provide information to visitors on all the attractions in the area and act as a focal point for all the projects carried out in Phase 1.  The owners of the ex-filling station are responsible for the building but all the project partners were involved in the information centre and have their projects promoted from this central point.  Solway Heritage managed the conversion of the building and produced an Interpretation Plan with advice from Scottish Natural Heritage and the National Scenic Areas Project Officer on interpreting the heritage of the area.


Solway Heritage managed the delivery of the design and implementation of the internal display with was funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and Dumfries and Galloway Council through the National Scenic Areas Officer.