Autumn Newsletter November 2019

The 18th AGM of the Partnership took place in October and we welcomed three new members to the SUP Board. They introduce themselves below. The AGM also agreed some significant changes to the way the Partnership functions.

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Gameshope Valley, Bare Southern Uplands

Project Coordinator – Job Opportunity

The Talla Hartfell Wild Land Area (WLA) sits in the hills above Moffat in the central Southern Uplands and is recognised by Scottish Natural Heritage as an area with minimal signs of human impact.  It is one of only two such areas South of the Highlands.  A large part of the WLA is owned by Borders Forest Trust (BFT) and much of it is being restored by BFT to a wilder state.

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Ewe Hill Windfarm – Update

Five local groups in East Dumfriesshire have come together to form a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) which will receive and distribute community benefit funds from ScottishPower Renewables’ Ewe Hill Windfarm above Langholm. 2nd Round Funding Update

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The BARHOLM ACCOMMODATION project, funded by the National Lottery, is now open and is just about to launch a Website www.barholm-centre.co.uk.

The BARHOLM ACCOMMODATION project

The BARHOLM ACCOMMODATION project, funded by the National Lottery, is now open and is just about to launch a Website www.barholm-centre.co.uk. The Waverley Hall (another Lottery Funded refurbishment) will be available to hire for meetings conferences and the like. Commercial £100 for the day (plus £16 to be cleaned) Private Functions £12 per hour (plus […]

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Dumfriesshire East Community Benefit Group (DECBG)

Since January 2017, SUP has been working with a group of communities in the east of Dumfriesshire to help them become registered as a Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation (SCIO).  This was approved by OSCR in July 2017. The Group will receive Community Benefit Funds annually from ScottishPower Renewables from Ewe Hill Windfarm, which it will […]

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WHERE’S WILDLIFE IN AYRSHIRE – BOG WILDLIFE ID

This month ‘Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire’ is teaming up with the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative for a day of bog wildlife identification on Friday 29  September 2017 from 13.00 – 16.00 at the Ayr County Show office at Auchincruive. Samples will be collected from Low Moss in the morning by the Project Officers, and […]

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Borders Energy Agency – Free Autumn Site Visits

Farm Based Anaerobic Digestion at Standhill, Hawick Friday 29 September 2017, 1.00 – 3.00 pm Since taking over responsibility for the family farm at Standhill, Jim Shanks has introduced some innovative changes to traditional farming practice, initially using knowledge gained from visiting other countries under a Nuffield scholarship. The farm now has 200Kw Anaerobic Digestion […]

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