SUP Services Ltd

Goal: Support communities to be both vibrant and resilient

SUP Services Ltd is the trading arm of the Southern Uplands Partnership charity and enables us to use our skills and contacts to undertake short-term pieces of work for other bodies operating in the fields of rural regeneration, environment and communities.

Income generated from this undertaking is invested back in to the core charitable work of the Southern Uplands Partnership. We offer a whole host of services; including consultations, project administration, Company Secretary services, undertaking of feasibility studies, event planning and facilitation.

The Partnership has significant experience in…

  • Project Development and Management
  • Community engagement and capacity building
  • Identification of funding sources
  • Grant application guidance and support
  • Administration of funds
  • Conservation Land and Species Management advice
  • Nature Based Tourism development
  • Recreational Route development, negotiation and management
  • To discuss your project ideas and what we can do for you please contact

Here are a few examples of our SUP Services Ltd work...

Recharge in Nature

This exciting partnership between SUP, NatureScot and Electrek Explorer was to deliver an app showing locations offering electric car recharging, plus offering suggestions for nearby places to experience nature. The Recharge in Nature project is a pilot covering the whole South of Scotland and part of NatureScot’s wider Green Recovery Nature Based Tourism Programme.

Scottish Borders Construction Forum

SUP Services Ltd tendered for this work in partnership with Ran Boydell, a local architect. Initially exploring supply chain issues in Tweeddale and funded by South of Scotland Economic Partnership, it has now been extended to cover the Scottish Borders and attracted additional funding from the Community Renewal Fund. Partners in the project include South of Scotland Enterprise, Borders College and Scottish Borders Council. The next stage will explore how to help more micro-businesses benefit from the massive retrofit programme that will be needed to get our housing stock to net zero. 

South of Scotland Enterprise Action Plan Engagement

On behalf of the South of Scotland Enterprise, SUP Services Ltd undertook the planning of locations, venue hire, equipment & technical logistics, site facilitation and report writing for 30+ public engagement events right across southern Scotland in 2021-2022.

Tarras Valley Nature Reserve Visitor Infrastructure Plan

Following Langholm Initiative’s successful community purchase of part of Langholm Moor, NatureScot required the organisation to have a Visitor Infrastructure Plan as part of its funding support requirements. SUP Services Ltd successfully tendered to undertake the work and ran a community consultation, key stakeholder interviews and desk-based research over a period of 8 weeks in 2021.