It was the vision of Sir Peter Scott, the son of Scott of the Antarctic - a wetland reserve at Caelaverock just south of Dumfries.
Now 40 years later, they have got nearly 300 thousand pounds to rebuild one of the original buildings that he put on the site.
Matthew Taylor has the full report:
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