Community makes history as South Scotland’s biggest land buyout gets over the line to double size of nature reserve
The Langholm Initiative has reached its goal of £2.2m by the 31 July deadline. This will double the size of the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve, created last year after the buyout’s first stage raised £3.8m to purchase an initial 5,200 acres. The reserve aims to help tackle the nature and climate crises, while boosting community regeneration. Nearly 3,000 people have donated to the crowdfunder. Nearly 2,000 have donated to the Langholms and the initiative and six residential properties. The purchase will be legally finalised over the coming months.