Ale Water: Working Wetlands was unique in taking a catchment scale approach to a collection of largely undesignated, but regionally important, wetland sites and focusing on the attitudes of land managers towards the wetlands on their land holdings.
Cheviot Futures provided practical real-world solutions to the climate change challenges our communities face. The project was a cooperative of agencies and organisations working with rural communities in north Northumberland.
This project focussed on the conservation and interpretation of Coldingham Priory ruins and the creation of a community garden within the grounds.
The Community Wildlife Officer Post supported volunteer staffing and community events for the Osprey Watch centres at Glentress Forest and Kailzie Gardens near Peebles, as well as the Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre near Selkirk.
This project demonstrated the potential of natural remedial techniques to help increase flood storage and slow down run-off in order to alleviate flood events.
Tweed Forum delivered several improvements to riparian habitat in the Yarrow catchment.
With Eyemouth Beach regularly failing to meet the requirements of the Bathing Water Directive due to faecal pollution from livestock, this project looked at controlling diffuse pollution from the Eye Water.
Fatlips Castle, one of the most iconic and much loved structures in the Borders, has been restored thanks to funding from Historic Scotland, SBC’s Landfill Tax Credit Scheme and the Minto family.
The objective of the Project was to create appropriately sited new wetland habitats for Great Crested Newts (GCN) in the central Borders area.
The River Till Wetland Restoration Project was an exciting, pioneering project working with farmers and land managers to re-connect the River Till with its natural floodplain.
An aerial survey of the Tweed catchment has been undertaken and the imagery is now being used by many organisations within the area. In addition to this, a complete Phase 1 Habitat assessment of those images has taken place.
An initiative managed through the Tweed Forum with the aim "to conserve, enhance and raise awareness of the natural, built and cultural heritage of the rivers and valleys of the Tweed".
The Tweed Water Vole Initiative was set up to investigate the status of the endangered water vole in the Tweed catchment.
The Tweed Wetland Strategy, published in 2010, was aimed at a broad spectrum of individuals and organisations who are actively involved in making decisions which affect wetland systems.