Scottish Borders Heritage Festival

The Scottish Borders Heritage Festival is about to start. See the impressive programme at scottishbordersheritage.com  and watch out for “lighting the Borders” – dozens of local buildings will be lit-up in blue as part of the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.   Volunteers needed for the Borders Heritage Festival 2017 to enjoy performances and […]

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A National Upland Vision

The latest report on the project to scope a strategic vision for Scotland’s uplands has now been published and is available at http://www.snh.gov.uk It will now be for Ministers to decide whether to proceed with the development of a National Upland Vision.

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Borders Community Broadband

The project Board continues to slog through the state aid regulations and the ever-changing policy landscape with the aim of providing a future-proof broadband system to over 2000 properties in the rural hinterland. Every time we think we are nearly there, we encounter a new issue to be addressed, but we remain optimistic that something […]

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Ride Scotland’s Horse Country

Ride Scotland’s Horse Country

Back in 2005 we worked with a range of partners to put in place a network of routes suitable for equestrian use. These trails linked the Pennine Bridleway, the forest routes in Ae and the Pentland Hills. Since then development has been slow.

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‘Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire’ ID Days

This Dragonfly ID workshop will cover the basics of dragonfly and damselfly ecology, and how to identify each species found in Ayrshire. To learn something new, or to brush up on your dragonfly ID skills, why not come along before the end of the dragonfly season for this year.

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European Dark Sky Places

A first for Galloway – European Dark Sky Places Conference, 20-22 September 2017 Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, in partnership with Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, will be hosting the first European Dark Skies Conference. The Conference takes place in one of the very best places to observe the night sky – Galloway in South […]

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New Board Members for SUP

Two new Directors were elected at the AGM on 28th June 2017.   Bridie Ashrowan is Chief Executive of the Broomhouse Centre and Enterprises, which is a community based organisation which serves Broomhouse while also bringing services to the south west of Edinburgh, and on some projects, the city of Edinburgh. Vintage Vibes, a partnership […]

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SUP’s 16th Annual General Meeting

The 16th SUP AGM took place at the Yarrow Feus Hall on 28th June 2017 and it was an interesting event with high attendance, excellent speakers and some useful discussion. Professor Sarah Skerratt  shared a wealth of information on policy relating to rural community development.  Her presentation is available  for those who would like to […]

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SUP Newsletter June 2017

The SUP AGM event takes place in the Yarrow Feus Hall on 28th June 2017. This year we are reviving the practice of inviting speakers to the event, and we have an excellent panel lined up. Professor Wayne Powell is CEO of SRUC and is currently seeking views on what the priorities should be for Scotland’s Rural College. Prof Powell was […]

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