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Cally Boundaries

Volunteers at Cally

Designed landscapes are defined as grounds laid out for artistic effect and usually contain architectural features, gardens, woodland and parkland.  They are historic environments and, in many ways, the grounds at Cally provide a good example of how an 18th century designed landscape has evolved yet also survived in a recognisable form.

Solway Heritage was commissioned by Gatehouse Development Initiative to prepare a Management Plan.  This document was intended to be a practical working tool, which provides a framework to guide future management and maintenance of the designed landscape and its interpretation and enjoyment.

Gatehouse Development Initiative produced information about the designed landscape in the form of a booklet written by Solway Heritage and supported by Special Places, which was funded through Scottish Natural Heritage and Dumfries and Galloway Leader+.

The current project is the Cally Boundaries Project, which will provide a range of volunteer, training and demonstration days to accompany the work to conserve important features of the designed landscape.  Solway Heritage supported Gatehouse Development Initiative through the development stage, drawing up the proposals and providing advice on grant applications.  This project has been funded by Leader and Heritage Lottery Fund with support from Forestry Commission Scotland.