Ted has top post at Glens

The Galloway News - - REVELATION -

The Gal­loway Glens Scheme has un­veiled a new chair­man fol­low­ing the death of Sir Alex Fer­gus­son.

Ted Leem­ing, the for­mer man­ag­ing direc­tor of Dalry’s Nat­u­ral Power, takes up his role with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

Gal­loway Glens team leader McNabb Lau­rie was de­lighted Mr Leem­ing had ac­cepted the in­vi­ta­tion.

He said: “Sir Alex was clear in his re­quest to waste no time seek­ing a re­place­ment.

“The board con­sid­ered a num­ber of op­tions and ap­proached Ted Leem­ing.

“He brings a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence, with a back­ground work­ing with Nat­u­ral Power and more re­cently as a land­scape pho­tog­ra­pher.

“Some­one with Ted’s en­ergy, ex­pe­ri­ence and en­thu­si­asm for the area is ide­ally placed to make sure we make the most of this op­por­tu­nity.”

Mr Leem­ing said: “I was flat­tered to be ap­proached for this role, though in the sad­dest of cir­cum­stances, and am de­lighted to ac­cept.

“I see the com­bined projects of the Gal­loway Glens Scheme as an op­por­tu­nity to ad­dress a range of chal­lenges we face.

“We need to en­cour­age vis­i­tors and in­vest­ment, sup­port ex­ist­ing busi­nesses, and ad­dress skill short­ages.”

The five-year Gal­loway Glens scheme has been given £2.73 mil­lion by the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund for 35 com­mu­nity projects along the Ken/Dee val­ley.

Pro­pos­als in­clude path im­prove­ments, ca­noe trails and build­ing re­fur­bish­ments. Mar­ket­ing cam­paigns, train­ing schemes and im­rov­ing vis­i­tor at­trac­tions also fea­ture.

The Old Smiddy restora­tion in Bal­maclel­lan and the new ed­u­ca­tion shel­ter in Kirkcud­bright’s Bar­rhill Woods are al­ready un­der way.

Ap­pointed Ted Leem­ing

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