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The Southern Uplands Partnership (SUP) is a rural development charity, started in 1999 by local people keen to keep the communities and countryside of the south of Scotland alive and healthy.

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Quest for Net Zero and Brave Heroes! Here's a video aimed at inspiring Primary pupils to wonder and explore careers in this vast field of options.
This is the second of the videos from #FlatpackCreative, commissioned by the SUP Services delivered Scottish Borders Construction Forum (SBCF). As part of their Community Renewal Fund project, SBCF commissioned sample films to engage young people in future built environment careers. Quest for Net Zero is aimed at Primary School Children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii7A9oGYgq4
More videos to follow shortly...
The SBCF initiative has been funded by Scottish Borders Council
To find out more about SUP Services Ltd and how it can help your community/project visit https://sup.org.uk/services/
Live Borders Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce Borders College
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As part of their Community Renewal Fund project, Scottish Borders Construction Forum commissioned sample films to engage young people in future built environ...
The Southern Uplands Partnership
The Southern Uplands Partnership
The SUP Services led Scottish Borders Construction Forum (SBCF) have produced a couple of really useful leaflets for the Scottish Borders Trades People, Local Businesses and Trade Suppliers. If you know anyone in the building trade, please do share.
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Local, Regional and National Energy Efficiency Courses for Trades, Professionals and New Entrants: This leaflet sets out the currently available local, regional and national courses for trades and professionals to upskill and provides a range of routes for new entrants to the construction sector in the Fast Track section. Click here to view – https://sup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/SBCF-training-courses-2022-CRF-compressed.pdf
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Accreditation, Competent Persons and Quality Assurance Schemes: This leaflet provides information on MCS, Trustmark, OVEZ (electric vehicle changing), DEA (energy assessors) and a rangle of Competent Person Schemes for all technologies and construction sector roles. Click here to view – https://sup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/SBCF-accreditation-guide-2022.pdf
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The SBCF initiative has been funded by Scottish Borders Council and this element was funded by the Community Renewal Fund. To find out more about SUP Services Ltd and how it can help your community/project visit https://sup.org.uk/services/
Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce South of Scotland Enterprise Borders College
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The Southern Uplands Partnership
Ever pondered about how to build a bridge? Here's a video aimed at inspiring Secondary pupils to wonder and explore careers in this vast field of options.
SUP Services Ltd was successful in a bid for Community Renewal Funding, which is allowing the Scottish Borders Construction Forum (SBCF) to explore some of the issues affecting Borders trades people, local businesses and trade suppliers. As part of that funding the Forum commissioned sample films to engage young people in careers in the built environment. This film is aimed at secondary school pupils to provide information on the range of job roles available. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVDCucXKwj8 More videos to follow shortly...
The film was made by #FlatpackCreative and the SBCF initiative has been funded by Scottish Borders Council.
To find out more about SUP Services Ltd and how it can help your community/project visit https://sup.org.uk/services/
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Live Borders Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce South of Scotland Enterprise Borders College
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As part of their Community Renewal Fund Project, Scottish Borders Construction Forum commissioned sample films to engage young people in careers in the built...
The Southern Uplands Partnership
The Southern Uplands Partnership
Our final Selkirk post for this week is a visit to the town's other museum, tucked away down the narrow, cobbled Halliwell’s Close, just off the Market Place and named after wig-maker Walter Halliwell. The Halliwell's House museum is far bigger inside than the entrance alludes to and is part of the oldest surviving row of dwellings in Selkirk. It has displays covering everything from a reconstruction of an ironmonger’s shop and industrial heritage, to the Common Riding and gallery space. More info at - www.liveborders.org.uk/culture/museums/our-museums/halliwells-house-museum/
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Live Borders What's on in Selkirk Selkirk Means Business, Selkirk BID
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The Southern Uplands Partnership
Tell us your unusual coastal spots for including on the new SW Scotland Coastal Way.
Richard Clarke, our project officer for the new trail has been out scoping possible routes around Islestep and Mabie and took these pics of St Querans Well. Named after a 9th Century Scottish Saint and is considered to be a special place of offerings and of giving hope.
The new trail will run from Gretna to The Rhins, connecting local villages and towns along the way and link the England Coast Path and Ayrshire Coast Path. More info at https://sup.org.uk/projects/south-west-scotland-coastal-trail/
VisitScotland Dumfries and Galloway! Whats Going on ?
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A few images from yesterday evening's The Wildness on Our Doorstep talk organised by SUP's Wild Land Area Project Officer, Donald Greig. On one of the hottest days of the year we had a very enthusiastic turn out of 26 people in Tweedsmuir Hall and 20 online. Once we ironed out the technical hiccups we had two very interesting talks: Simon Brooks from NatureScot covering Talla-Hartfell and Wild Land Areas, and Emily Cropton 'Theatres of Nature' looking at a piece of work exploring the idea of a Scottish Borders UNESCO biosphere. In case you missed it, we will pop the video up on our YouTube channel once we have it and let you know.
More info at https://sup.org.uk/projects/talla-hartfell-wildland-project/
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Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Unesco Biosphere Borders Forest Trust Tweed Forum Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Visit Moffat Tweedsmuir Community Council Tweedsmuir Community Company Ettrick and Yarrow Community Development Company