here to see who are the SUP Board Members
here to view our Equal Opportunities Policy
In 1999, after
widespread public consultation, the people of the Southern Uplands
gave overwhelming support for the creation of the Southern Upland
The Southern Upland Partnership is a company registered by guarantee
with charitable status. It is active across the rural south of Scotland
with projects undertaken in South and East Ayrshire, Dumfries &
Galloway, South Lanarkshire and the Scottish Borders. We use the
term Southern Uplands to describe rural south Scotland - coast to
coast, from the border to edge of the central belt.
SUP is not 'just another talking shop'. It addresses practical
land use issues faced by those working and living in the rural
south of Scotland. SUP works to inform policy makers and to initiate
sustainable social, economic and environmental projects.
In the past few organisations have looked at the south of Scotland
as a whole, Governmental organisations, NGOs and voluntary bodies
are often restricted to single authority areas. SUP brings together
interests from east and west to promote a productive exchange
of ideas, sharing of data and to encourage cross-border working
SUP develops projects that address the needs of the Southern
Uplands and which demonstrate new approaches and ideas. Where necessary
it also delivers such projects. This is achieved through working
with existing organisations - national and local agencies, businesses
and community groups. Best practice is publicised through our regular
newsletters, on this website and at seminars and conferences held
during the year.
SUP is intended to unite organisations, individuals and communities
that depend on the Uplands together to find new ways of working.
By bringing people together effort is co-ordinated, new ideas
progressed, time and money saved and new funds attracted.
We hope you
enjoy the Southern Upland Partnership website. SUP membership is
open to all, if you would like to join or make a donation please
go to the Membership Application page and download the form.