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Today, Balkissock Lodge B&B was awarded a Certification Mark from the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere “in recognition of high quality standards in delivering environmental and sustainable development benefits to the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere


The award ceremony was held at Culzean Castle and speakers included Dr Beth Taylor (Chair, UK National Commission for UNESCO), John Thomson and Ed Forrest both of the GSA Biosphere and the awards were presented by Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop who fondly remembers childhood holidays in Ballantrae and splashing about in the river Stinchar.


Two other micro businesses were also awarded a certification mark today: Adventure Centre for Education (ACE) based in Girvan and Salad Brew based in Borgue in Dumfries and Galloway.


After speaking to Dr Taylor, I understand that this accolade makes Balkissock Lodge not only the only B&B with a biosphere certification mark in Scotland but possibly in the whole world!

Cordelia Galley 2018 (c)

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I’ve taken Maisy to four different beaches in the past week and been delighted to find them practically deserted which makes for great puppy dog fun!

Girvan Beach:

Ayrshire Beach

Croy Beach (north of Culzean Castle):

Ayrshire Beach

Stranraer Beach:

Ayrshire Beach

Ballantrae Beach:

Ayrshire beach


Don’t they look so inviting? Why not come along and fill them up!

Don’t they look inviting? Why not come along and fill them up?!

Cordelia 2015 (c)

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My gorgeous little girl is getting quite a following on her own pages on FB and Instagram. I think it’s the puppy dog eyes!

Here’s a selection of photos for those of you who haven’t yet giggled at her expressive ears!

The “I’m not really sorry I’ve dirtied the quilt because it looked soooo comfortable” look:

border collie
The “I love spaghetti night” look:

border collie
The “I love running around in the fields” look:

border collie
The “thank you, I really love yoghurt” look:

And last but not least, the classic “one up, one down” look:

border collie

Cordelia @ Balkissock Lodge (c) 2016

Come and get cuddles from Maisy and the kitties!!

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