The Glenholm Wildlife Project is a partnership of five organisations, each with its own contributions and responsibilities to the project. The project partners meet occasionally to discuss progress of the project and issues arising.
The project was part-funded by the Making Tracks South of Scotland Nature Based Tourism Project. In turn 'Making Tracks' is financed by VisitScotland and by the European Community Leader+ 2000-06 programmes for Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders.
We are members of WildScotland and have applied for membership of VisitScotland's Quality Assurance scheme for visitor attractions..
The Glenholm Centre
The Glenholm Centre is a Guest House and Computer Training Centre and the main partner in the project. It is responsible for the management and sustainability of the project and as such runs the Tea Room and Gift Shop.
Cardon Farm is represented by two partnerships:
J.S. and A.D. Burnett are
owners of the land. As owners they are supportive of the project and have
committed to assist in and advise on the development of the project and
P. and A. Brown are tenants of the low ground area of the farm and managers of the upland area. They are investigating inclusion in the Rural Stewardship Scheme (RSS) and as such are committed to sustaining a wildlife friendly environment on the farm.
Bairds Wine Centre
Bairds Fine and Country Wines are wine merchants situated immediately adjacent to the Glenholm Centre. Bairds and the Glenholm Centre already direct business to each other and collaborate on wine breaks. This will be extended to included themed evenings with wildlife and wine. Increased visitors to the Centre will result in increased visitors to their wine tasting centre. Joint marketing ventures are planned.
Bairds Wine Centre directly sponsor the Wildlife Sightings pages in this web site.
Tweeddale Wildlife Watch Group
The Tweeddale Wildlife Watch Group is a local young people's group affiliated to the Scottish Wildlife Trust. They are participating in the building of the otter holt and planting of trees, and will benefit from the future use of the facilities.
Broughton Primary School
Broughton Primary School is the local school. As part of their environmental studies modules primary six and seven will be involved in the planning and development of the pond area.