Do you want to make a lasting contribution to the heritage, people, and communities of the Garnock Connections area? Do you, or an organisation you’re involved with, have an idea for a project that you would like to make part of Garnock Connections? Then we want to hear from you!
Use our simple Project Concept Form to submit your idea to the Garnock Connections team. Full details of the project submission process and a link to download the project concept form can be found on our Projects page.
Completed Project Concept Forms should be returned to the Garnock Connections team no later than the 4th of June 2017.
Welcome to the Garnock Connections website. Here you will find details of the Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership Scheme including how to get involved and have your voice heard during our development year.
Garnock Connections has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to recruit a team to work with local communities to develop a programme of fun and engaging cultural and natural heritage projects in the area around the River Garnock. These projects will be delivered over the next four years.
During the week of the 13th of March Garnock Connections ran their first community engagement events in conjunction with MVGLA and Northlight Heritage, who are undertaking a Landscape Character Survey for the Partnership. The events were held at Kilbirnie, Beith, Kilwinning, and Irvine.
At each event Northlight Heritage gave a short presentation on the fascinating insights that their research has uncovered about the landscape and heritage of the area around the River Garnock. Attendees were then invited to chat to the team about what they value most about living or working in the area and to share their views on opportunities for reconnecting people with their natural and cultural heritage.
A second round of events will be taking place on the 6th and 7th of April, full details will be released soon.