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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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A visit to The Robert Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Ayr (which is on our guests “top 10 things to do in SWScotland”) started with a look around the brand new museum and then lunch in the cafe … which of course just had to include haggis!! Then a walk in the sunshine to see the rest of the attractions.

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A walk through the grounds to the:

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The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is approx. 1hr from Balkissock in Alloway on the south side of Ayr

The museum is owned/operated by the National Trust for Scotland.

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