2021 to present

  • Tarras Valley Nature Reserve visitor infrastructure plan: Following Langholm Initiative’s successful community purchase of part of Langholm Moor, the funder’s required the organisation to have a Visitor Infrastructure Plan. SUP successfully tendered to undertake the work and ran a community consultation, key stakeholder interviews and desk-based research over a period of 8 weeks. (2021).
  • Place in the Biosphere: The communities of Borgue Peninsula, Wigtownshire Moors and Strinchar Valley were invited to share how physical and human aspects of location interrelate and interact. They analysed field-names, captured the landscape through poetry, created virtual reconstructions of castles, revealed complex geology… Watch ‘People and Place in the Biosphere’ at https://youtu.be/pQEbl7IKsOU to find out more. (2019-2021).
  • CivTech6 Challenge: In partnership with the John Muir Trust, Langholm Initiative, SoSE and The Scottish Government, we submitted a challenge to the sixth round of Civtech and were successful. A company called Ginger Land is developing a solution to our challenge which is “How can we use technology to help land owners make informed land-use decisions and increase carbon capture?”. The solution will be demonstrated at an event in Edinburgh in February.