SUP Newsletter – Winter 2012

Welcome to this, our latest newsletter.  We hope it finds you safe after the rain’s best efforts as well as prepared and relaxed ahead of the season’s festivities (which will be more than the author of this newsletter is!). We have good news in being able to announce successful bids to Scottish Natural Heritage and […]

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SUP Newsletter – Summer 2012

Hello again and welcome to our Summer 2012 newsletter.  Not much of a Summer so far, but fingers crossed that the jet-stream sorts itself out and that August defies records in a somewhat drier way. As ever, we’ve been working on a range of projects and activities that deliver against our stated role to keep […]

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SUP Newsletter – May 2012

It’s great to see spring bringing it’s splash of colour and awakening vibrancy to the countryside, it’d be even better if it was a bit warmer though!  Leaves and plants seem to have been edging their way our for weeks, restraining themselves and holding out for a bit more sun no doubt.  Lambs have less […]

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SUP Newsletter – Spring 2012

Welcome to our Spring 2012 Newsletter and phew, what a start to the season it’s been, eh?  The fantastic weather seems to have condensed a month’s worth of spring awakenings into a week!  A walk through the excellent RSPB Wood of Cree near Newton Stewart over the week-end did show the potential downside though.  Stream […]

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SUP Newsletter – Winter 2011/12

A thankfully mild, though awfully wet, winter so far sees us busy keeping our various ‘plates spinning’ (I have to say I’m glad to no longer be in farming, waiting for crisp, frosty days to get slurry on the fields without poaching the land; there must be some worried farmers with slurry tanks at bursting […]

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SUP Newsletter – Summer 2011

We hope this newsletter finds you well as what has been a decent, if not vintage summer slowly begins to show signs of autumn. Our various works continue.  We have projects coming to an end and new ones starting.  Our AGM saw long standing members moving on and new ones joining us in our on-going […]

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SUP Newsletter – Spring 2011

Spring has sprung and here at SUP we’re relishing the better weather and its energising effect. You’ll see below that we’ve been busy and have some great news regarding the Galloway and South Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere.  We’re keeping busy managing various projects, developing new ones and keeping abreast of matters that influence the economic and […]

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SUP Newsletter – Winter 2010/11

Life here at SUP has been hectic these past months and looks set to remain so for the foreseeable future. We recently completed the LEADER-funded Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2009 -2010 and we continue to manage and deliver other projects including the Upland Habitat and Black Grouse Restoration, Red Squirrels in South Scotland and the […]

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SUP Newsletter Summer 2010

We are delighted to announce that Dr Joan Mitchell has agreed to take over from Sir Michael Strang Steel as Partnership Convenor. Joan has been involved with the Partnership for several years and has a wealth of experience of rural development in Dumfries & Galloway. We are also pleased that Ann Fraser (SRPBA) and Mike […]

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Autumn / Winter Newsletter 2009

Welcome to the Southern Uplands Partnership Autumn/Winter Newsletter.  In spite of Christmas decorations appearing in the shops already we hope this is arriving well before the festive rush. Over the last few weeks we have recruited three new team members at the Partnership and in this newsletter we will focus on them and the projects […]

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