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The Threave Landscape Restoration Project will be the subject of a new educational film

by Stewart Cole

A new educational film inspired by a major environmental project is in progress.

Galloway Glens and the National Trust for Scotland have teamed up with award-winning environmental director and artist John Wallace to document the Threave Landscape Restoration Project.

The project aims to balance the ecology of the area by opening biodiversity corridors, allowing the river to flood the landscape.

Some small cattle cages are traveling in the area with the fences removed.

NTS ‘David Thompson, Jan Hogarth and Galloway Glens’ John saw the opportunity for a film about the project that will educate people of all ages about innovative biodiversity and habitat creation.

John will create five short films related to the educational material and curriculum for excellence in science and education for sustainability.

These will be available in Dumfries and Galloway and throughout Scotland. This is not John’s first work in Threave, as he recently worked in an art and film residency that lasted a year looking at the ospreys and the fragile ecosystem they inhabit.

John said: “It’s fantastic to be invited back to work at Threave’s Kelton Mains Nature Reserve.

“More than anything else, I look forward to exploring some of the areas of the site that may not be so obvious or appealing at first glance and helping people understand how everyone has a role to play in the health and diversity of ecosystems.” here – and the wider environment we all share.

“The goal is to help people connect what happens in nature with what happens in their schoolyard, local park or backyard – an exciting prospect for any artist.”

NTS ‘David Thompson said: “It’s absolutely amazing to be working with John Wallace again on this groundbreaking educational film project with Jan.

“It’s great to use the Threave Landscape Restoration Project for training, as we can put the five films together to inspire and connect young people with nature.”

Galloway Glens’s educator Jan Hogarth added: “Knowing his location and community, John has invested deeply in the landscape here and is creating works that are beautiful, moving and ecologically insightful.

“His work is exemplary and I’m glad that thousands of children and young people will have the opportunity to see these thought-provoking films and experience the learning associated with them.

“It gives me a strong sense of pride that Galloway is a pioneer in landscaping and art-based science learning.”

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