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07 April, 2017

Dumfries and Galloway residents invited to an SNH reception in Dalbeattie

People across Dumfries and Galloway are invited to an informal reception, held by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), to find out about SNH’s work in the area, ask questions and give feedback to the nature and environment organisation.

SNH is also asking people to join in on social media by sending in their questions or comments beforehand on Twitter or Facebook.

The event is being held at Dalbeattie Town Hall, from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, 18 April.

SNH is the Scottish Government's advisor on managing, enjoying, understanding and sustainably using Scotland's nature and landscape.

Aoife Martin, an SNH board member, will host the event along with fellow board member, Angus Campbell, and area manager, Chris Miles.

Aoife said: “Dumfries and Galloway is an amazing area of Scotland, with so much to offer people who want to get close to nature. From a fantastic coast to nature reserves at Caerlaverock and Cairnsmore of Fleet and much more – it’s a special place with something for everyone.

“This informal reception is a really useful way for us to keep in touch with what the public feels is important in our work. As an example there will be a display of work undertaken with the Local Authority in the National Scenic Areas in recent years.  We hope many people will be able to come along, and we look forward to meeting them and hearing what they have to say.”

The event is free and tea and coffee will be provided. For more information, call Susan Hepburn on 0300 067 3200 or email southern_scotland_admin@snh.gov.uk

For those who can't attend, questions and comments can be sent to @SNH_Tweets, or by using #SNHEngage on Twitter, or posting on the SNH Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ScottishNaturalHeritage/ .

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NOTES TO EDITOR

Media queries - contact SNH media & public relations officer Vicki Mowat on 0131 316 2659 or vicki.mowat@snh.gov.uk or the Inverness press office on 01463 725022.

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SNH Media
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snhmedia@snh.gov.uk
Scottish Natural Heritage is the government's adviser on all aspects of nature and landscape across Scotland. Our role is to help people understand, value and enjoy Scotland's nature now and in the future. For more information, visit our website at www.snh.gov.uk or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SNH_Tweets

Tha Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba na buidheann comhairleachaidh dhan riaghaltas a thaobh nàdair agus seallaidhean-tìre air feadh Alba. ’S e an dleastanas a th’ againn cuideachadh a thoirt do dhaoine gus tuigse, luach agus tlachd fhaighinn bho nàdar na h-Alba, an-dràsta agus san àm ri teachd. Airson tuilleadh fiosrachaidh, tadhail air www.snh.gov.uk/gaelic  no lean sinn air Twitter aig http://twitter.com/SNH_Tweets