About This Site

This website is the latest incarnation of The Glenkens site which first went live on-line in 1995 and has been live since then. It includes some information on the villages, the history and the wildlife of the district.

Included in the Wildlife pages are photos of some of the plants, birds and animals to be found throughout the year as well as lists of local plants, birds and animals.

In the History section there is some information about the Covenanters in this area, some of the castles, a couple of villages and some ancient monuments.

Lists from the 1851 census show the occupations of villagers at that time.

In addition there are pages with poems and ballads from South-West Scotland, including a glossary of some of the words that may not be familiar to everyone. A few places of interest to visit and things to do in and around the district are also included.

There are also small sections on where to stay, what to see and what to do in the area.