SARAH BEATTIE-SMITH

Best bit: Doing three events in a day, in the snow and meeting fantastic folk trying to change the world Worst bit: Giving up coffee this week and having a terrible headache ever since Folk of note: Lesley Morrison, brilliant Tweed Green activist in Peebles + Abbie Marland from Aberlady who’s been really supportive Miles …

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Best bit: Helping to launch the national campaign Worst bit: Seeing Hawick and Jedburgh getting flooded *again* Folk of note: Isla Aitken, fabulous North Berwick campaigner, Green and co-founder of Sustaining North Berwick Miles travelled: 259 Things I learned: People are amazingly generous! We smashed our South of Scotland fundraising target by over £300 with …

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In January, I got to listen in to a hugely inspiring community meeting. The people of Wanlockhead near the north eastern border of Dumfries and Galloway were taking the first steps towards owning the land around them. The mood of the meeting was hopeful, upbeat and empowered. It was with that meeting in mind that …

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In Wanlockhead, just inside the north eastern end of Dumfries and Galloway, a small community is trying to grasp the power and means to survive and thrive into the future. Meanwhile in Hawick, the biggest town in the Borders, the local council is consulting with the community on a flood protection scheme that will change …

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