CLIMATE CHANGE BILL WORKSHOP

A workshop on the proposed Climate Change Bill will be hosted by Greener Melrose and run by the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network.  The event takes place at The Ormiston Institute in Melrose, on 14th September 2017, from 5.30 pm for a 6.00 pm start, finishing around 9.00 pm.   The aim of the workshop is […]

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The Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere has announced a new Learning Partnership in collaboration with Ayrshire College.

Biosphere News

The Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere has announced a new Learning Partnership in collaboration with Ayrshire College. The Partnership is an opportunity for students to work on live briefs for their studies that will utilise the unique international UNESCO Biosphere designation that we have here in South West Scotland. Joan Mitchell, Chair of Galloway […]

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SUP Newsletter – September 2017

It has been a very busy few weeks for SUP staff. A lot has been happening in the Biosphere. SUP has been asked to consider taking over a large, five-year and fully-funded project and as a result we have had to do lots of “due-diligence” work. No final decision has been made as yet, but […]

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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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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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Energy Seminar

On Friday 1st September the Borders Energy Agency is hosting a free networking event to consider progress with renewable energy projects across the Scottish Borders. A number of exciting initiatives have been delivered across the Borders in recent years. Changes in Government subsidy and wider economic issues have impacted the development of projects at all […]

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