Natural History

Where Local Heritage Comes Alive

South West Scotland is one of the few  areas in the United Kingdom where red squirrels can be seen. Films of Squirrels and Peregrines which nest in the area can be seen in the museum.  


Film Media Suite

Red Squirrel

Squirrel Feeding


We intend to increase the visual coverage of local wild life over the next few years. This development is based on advice and funding from Scottish Natural Heritage, with further finance from The Aggregates Levy in Scotland, Tarmac Northern, and the Slevin Bequest.

Peregrine Falcon

There is also a lot of information about the Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve and the creatures that can be found in it.

The Balloch Wood project has created footpaths through local woodland, varying in length from 2-4 miles.  The walk starts 400 yards from the Museum and, with luck, you will see red squirrels!

Balloch Wood Walks