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What is Solway Heritage?
Solway Heritage is a Company limited by guarantee,  with charitable status, registered on 15th August 1988.  It is also  registered as an Environmental Body under the Landfill Tax Regulations.

Solway Heritage was set up to

conserve, interpret and promote the natural, built and cultural heritage of Dumfries and Galloway.

Amendments to the Memorandum and Articles of Association in 2001 allows the organisation to work in any region, but its priority is to work within Dumfries and Galloway.

Solway Heritage has four main objectives:

Objective 1

  • To secure the sustainable use, management and enjoyment of the natural and man-made heritage, in particular the heritage of Dumfries and Galloway

Objective 2

  • To conserve and enhance buildings or artefacts of architectural or historic interest, particularly in Dumfries and Galloway

Objective 3

  • To conserve and enhance landscape and wildlife resources, particularly in Dumfries and Galloway

Objective 4

  • To interpret and encourage informed public access to the built, natural and cultural heritage, particularly of Dumfries and Galloway

Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Solway Heritage meets at least four times a year.  These meetings are not open to the public.  In addition it holds an Annual General Meeting in September, alongside its quarterly Board Meeting, to appoint its Directors and to receive the annual accounts.

The membership of the Solway Heritage Board of Directors currently comprises of:

Mr Colin Mitchell (Chair) - Independent

Mr William Knox (Vice Chair) - Independent

Mr Eric Archibald - Independent

Mr Alastair McNeill - Independent

Mr Martin Robertson - Independent

Mrs Sheila Adams - Company Secretary

(To contact Sheila directly, please email