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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 and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Partnership, said “a key challenge we face in South West Scotland is the outward migration of young people from our towns and villages.

We hope that this new Learning Partnership will help young people to recognise the opportunities that the UNESCO Biosphere designation offers, to develop new business ideas which stand out from the crowd in a modern and sustainable way.”

Elaine Hutton, Director of Learning and Skills at Ayrshire College said “Ayrshire College is committed to giving our young people the best start in life in an ever changing world. The Learning Partnership with the Biosphere offers an opportunity for students to engage with real life examples that will help prepare them for the work place of tomorrow.”

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