SUP Annual General Meeting

Monday 23rd June 2014 – The Buccleuch Arms Hotel, Moffat at 2pm

AGM Agenda 
1. Apologies
2. Minutes of the last General Meeting (July 4th 2013 see below) and matters arising
3. Directors Report
4. Approval of accounts
5. Election of Directors
Mr Charles Strang standing as an individual member and John Thomson standing for re-election for a second term.
Cllr Ron Smith and Cllr Alister Geddes standing for election as group members.
6. Fixing of subscription rates for 2014
It is proposed that Individual membership rates increase to £20 and Group membership to £50 for small/local groups and £120 for larger/regional groups.
“Patron” membership will remain at a minimum of £500.
7. Appointment of auditors
It is proposed that the current arrangements are continued.
8. Announcement of election of Directors (if necessary)

Following the formal AGM business there will be a series of brief presentations on work SUP have been doing including;

  • Vyv Wood-Gee on develop the SW Scotland Coastal Path,
  • Nic Coombey, Stephanie Miles and Chimwemwe Chagunda on Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere
  • Pip Tabor and Ed Forrest on the Wild Seasons project

Tea and Coffee will be available

Making more of the Natural and Cultural Heritage along our coastline

Dumfries and Galloway has over 200 miles of spectacular coastline and plays host to a fascinating array of natural and cultural opportunities from the salt marshes in the east to the beginnings of Scottish Christianity in the west. But could we do more to celebrate our heritage and to help stimulate the coastal economy?

Join us to hear about the opportunities we have and to help influence the ways we can make more of it.

Tuesday July 8th 2014 10.30am – 3.30pm

Arden House Hotel Tongland Road Kirkcudbright DG6 4UU

Nic Coombey – Making the Most of the Coast
Vyv Wood-Gee – A Coastal Path for South West Scotland…?
Catriona McMillan – The Ways to Whithorn: in the footsteps of pilgrims past and present
Nick Cooke – Off road Pilgrimage Travel – the bigger picture

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A Coastal Path for South West Scotland

Southern Uplands Partnership, Eurotour Heritage

Coastal Borders

Experience the natural and cultural wonders of the 
Coastal Borders

Friday 27th June 2014

Scottish Natural Heritage and the Southern Uplands Partnership would like to invite tourism business owners and their staff to a memorable day out to celebrate the launch of the Scottish Borders “Explore for a Day” itineraries. Explore for a Day Itineraries have been created for many regions of Scotland to help showcase each areas unique natural and cultural heritage sites. We invite you to join us on a day out exploring the coastal section of the Scottish Borders. The day will allow you to meet and network with fellow tourism providers from the Borders area and to experience some of the fantastic heritage sites to be found in Eyemouth, St Abb’s and Paxton.

We have an exciting day’s programme lined up that includes guided tours of the following: Gunsgreen House, Coldingham Sands, St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve and Paxton House. To end the day we would like to offer you an archery taster on the Banks of the Tweed with the Ettrick Forest Archers. Throughout the day we’ll treat you to refreshments and a fantastic lunch made from local produce. SNH and SUP staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Starts at 09:00 (Co-op Car Park, High Street, Eyemouth) back by 17:30

09:00 – 9:15 Meet at Co-op Car Park, High Street – additional free car parking can be found at Church Street and Victoria Road, Eyemouth
09:20 – 09:30 Depart for Gunsgreen House, Eyemouth
09:30 – 10.50 Private tour of Gunsgreen House followed by tea/coffee and Homemade Giacopazzi’s Ice Cream Tasters overlooking Eyemouth Harbour
11:00 – 12.00 Depart for Coldingham Sands and a private tour of the rock pools with an SBC Wildlife Ranger
12:00 -12:50 Enjoy a locally caught and farmed Surf and Turf lunch cooked by Shivery Bite / St Vedas Hotel at Coldingham Sands
13:00 – 14:10 Depart for St Abb’s to view nesting sea birds at St Abb’s Head NNR with a Ranger from the National Trust for Scotland
14:15 – 14:40 Depart for Paxton House
14:45 – 16:00 Private tour of Paxton House with afternoon refreshments served on the Regency Lawn
16:00 – 17:00 A short archery lesson on the banks of the Tweed with the Ettrick Forest Archers
17:00 – 17:30 Return to Eyemouth car park for 5.30pm

(FREE event / transport during the day, refreshments, lunch and trips included / please come prepared for all weathers)
Photographs courtesy of Richard West, National Trust Scotland and Ettrick Forest Archers

Scottish Natural Heritage Homecoming Scotland 2014 Southern Uplands Partnership

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