An area of natural beauty in Southern Scotland has been recognised alongside the likes of Yellowstone National Park, Ayers Rock and the Hawaiian Islands.The 3,000 square kilometres of land in Galloway and South Ayrshire has been designated by the UN as Scotland's first UNESCO Biosphere.
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