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Be Your Best Self

The Be Your Best Self programme is delivered by a partnership of training organisations coordinated by The People Portfolio, other partners include Leeway, Mind & Mission and Scene & Herd PR. Together they provide expert personal development facilitation, mental fitness support and in-depth knowledge of Scottish agriculture to create an impactful and supportive experience. They are very much looking forward to supporting the Scottish Government with their aim to increase opportunities for women in agriculture.

Ringlink Services Ltd

Ringlink Services Ltd are a training provider based in the Northeast of Scotland delivering a wide range of courses including Health & Safety, First Aid, Forlikft Operation, Use of Pesticides, Chainsaw Operations and ATVs.

Working with a host of satellite instructors enables them to deliver training throughout the U.K.
Ringlink have their own Training and Development facility based in Laurencekirk which opened in late February 2022. The facility allows them to host and deliver an extensive range of courses including the agriculturally related Forklift and Pesticides courses to construction-based training including New Roads and Streetworks, Crane Operation and Excavation and Dumpers.

Equi-Scotia CIC

Equi-Scotia CIC is a Community Interest Company based in Central Scotland established in early 2020 to provide Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) services for people from all walks of life. They deliver a range of accredited training courses for EFL practitioners as well as experiential leadership development and workforce wellness workshops with horses.

Drystone Training

The DSWA is committed to raising awareness of the importance of our dry-stone walls and their heritage to both the general public, landowners and the government. The Association, both nationally and through its network of local branches, runs numerous training courses throughout the year. This ensures the skills required to maintain and build new walls are passed down to the next generation of dry stone wallers.

Scott Burrell

Scott is a drummer with over 20 years of experience performing in a wide range of musical settings – including international touring and studio sessions.

Striving to be the best musician he can be – Scott is passionate and adaptable with a wide range of projects and ensemble experience.

Jenny

Jenny is an APDT instructor, fully insured with PetPlan Business insurance. Jenny Urquhart is a Registered Veterinary Nurse with the RCVS and has a diploma in canine behaviour and psychology. She has over 16 years experience working and training dogs within the veterinary envrionment as well as on a private basis, running classes and dog walking and home boarding.
Jenny follows APDT guidelines and only uses positive methods to train dogs, she believes reward based training is highly effective and universal to all ages and abilities of dog and owner.

The Crafty Fox

Learning to sew or quilt? Learn to craft beautiful projects with our friendly and skilled community. The Craft Fox offers classes in Drogheda and special workshops for every level. Classes include everything from beginner sewing classes to advanced free motion quilting classes. There’s something for everyone!

Pammy Stevenson Equestrian

Pammy Stevenson Equestrian facility has years of experience in equine care and their hands on courses bring all that experience and pass it on to the learner.

Scottish Borders Maths Tuition

They offer Maths tuition for National 4, National 5 and Higher Maths exam courses, provided by fully registered class teachers.
With over 21 years experience, they specialise in tuition for Nationals and Higher.
All tuition is provided by a fully registered class teacher. Please ask to view a variety of references and full PVG certificates.

Build Your Skill

A new online resource store offering high quality, on-screen and paperless educational resources to support business & IT courses in secondary schools and colleges. Whether you want to learn more about the software you currently use, have been out of the workplace for a while and want to refresh your memory and up-skill to Microsoft 365 or, you simply want to try something for the first time then they have a variety of courses to suit. They use laptops installed with Microsoft 365 Business Standard, so you will always be using the most up-to-date software.
Their down-to-earth, approachable trainers are experts in their field but understand that people need time to absorb information and practice what they have learnt. All of their courses offer plenty of practice resources to help ensure that you don’t walk away and forget everything you’ve just been shown!

Ringlink Services Ltd

Ringlink Services Ltd are a training provider based in the north east of Scotland delivering a wide range of courses including Health & Safety, First Aid, Forlikft Operation, Use of Pesticides, Chainsaw Operations and ATVs.

Working with a host of satellite instructors enables us to deliver training throughout the U.K.
They have their own Training and Development facility based in Laurencekirk which opened late February 2022. The facility will allows them to host and deliver an extensive range of courses including the agriculturally related Forklift and Pesticides courses to construction-based training including New Roads and Streetworks, Crane Operation and Excavation and Dumpers.

Black Sheep Farm Health

Black Sheep Farm Health are a locally owned, independent dedicated farm practice serving farms in Northumberland and beyond. They are a proactive, preventative farm animal practice that will improve farm profit, production, efficiency and animal welfare.
Their aim is to provide a holistic, all encompassing approach to farm veterinary services to support the local agricultural industry. Everyone who works here, lives and breathes within this local farming community and has farming interests at heart.

They plan to be at the forefront of farm medicine and as part of that drive they are currently involved in both research projects and farmer training working with The University of Edinburgh and AHDB.

Fifty Shades Greener

Fifty Shades Greener is a leading environmental education company providing training programmes for the hospitality industry in Ireland founded by Raquel Naboa, They are now operating in the U.K. and around the world.

Fifty Shades Greener has taken the industry by storm, their practical and easily implemented methods produce results time and time again. This is why Fifty Shades Greener has won multiple industry awards.

David Cunningham - Dods of Haddington

David Cunningham is a director of Dods of Haddington seed merchants and a bio agronomist. For 9 years he worked as an agronomist in Australia in dryland broadacre, where margins of error were thin, then laterally for a large international R&D agricultural chemical company in regional management of Western Australia. David returned to Scotland and joined the Dods team in 2008. Since the late 90s, these combined experiences and many more have developed his ardour for soil biology and a tailored approach to regenerative farming within Scottish seasonal conditions.

Dumfries and Galloway College

Dumfries and Galloway College is a further education institution and a leading voice in green skills development to help tackle climate change. With campuses in Dumfries and Stranraer, we are one of the main employers and providers of learning and training across the South of Scotland, with programmes ranging from senior-phase school partnerships to higher education. They strive to equip all members of the college community with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience they need to get ahead, whether that’s moving further into education or going onto employment.

Phabulous Pheasant

Based Near Edinburgh, Phabulous Pheasant pride themselves in the production of handmade accessories, floral arrangements & country gifts.

They also offer a variety of fun DIY kits and online workshops.

Herbal Homestead

Grass Roots Remedies is a herbal workers co-operative based in Glasgow and Edinburgh. They believe in Herbal Medicine as the People's Medicine and want to inspire people to use wild plants and kitchen staples as both food and medicine. Their courses combine practical How-To videos with guided Tea Tastings, virtual or in person Foraging Walks and lots of resources on Botany, Ecology, Plant Identification and Herbal Medicine. In order to support their low-cost community herbal clinics, they offer online training options on a sliding scale.

Lochview Rural Training

Lochview Rural Training prides themselves on creating a happy and inclusive family atmosphere for their staff and students where everyone can thrive.

They offer meaningful land-based activities and training to any individual or group of students in a relaxed, happy atmosphere. They also believe in the therapeutic value of working outdoors and being around animals, which has been shown to reduce stress, resulting in better physical and mental well-being.

Natural Academy

They are specialists in Nature, Health and Well-being. Learn knowledge, skills and practices that will help you begin working in this growing area of mental and physical health support.

Charlie Gilmour

Charlie is a professional Photographer, based in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire on the West coast of Scotland.
He has worked in the Photographic industry for nearly 30 years, all over Scotland, specialising in Press and PR. More recently, his work has evolved to include the use of Drones & Videography.

For the past 20 years he has lectured in photography , up to HND level, at Ayrshire College.

Central Scotland School of Craft

The Central Scotland School of Craft is a new hub for creative learning in the picturesque city of Dunblane. Their programme of boutique craft workshops ranges from one day to week-long courses, for everyone from complete beginners to established professional makers. ‘A list’ crafters from all over the country are lined up to deliver a range of courses with a focus on heritage and endangered crafts, and skilled hand-making.

Far by Four

Far by Four's training services are used by a diverse customer base including Scottish Mountain Rescue and the Scottish Coastguard. They take pride in giving you the very best off road driving training. Their BORDA trainer is also Scotland's only BORDA Assessor and Verifier so you can be sure you are receiving the highest quality training possible. You will also find that whether you are looking for a BORDA or LANTRA driver training course or you an off road driving Experience you can be sure of an enthusiastic, professional and practical service from Far by Four.

They deliver nationally recognised training courses that include 4x4, ATV, UTV, Skid Steer, Soft Track and vehicle mounted winches. Courses are fully accredited to BORDA and LANTRA and are compliant with latest Health and Safety guidelines.

Fireflies

Fireflies' mission is to support organisations, communities of place and interest, and the individuals within them, to find their spark and generate their own and their community’s health and wellbeing. Their vision is a community where people use their individual and collective light for change.

Annie Breen Nutrition

As a Therapist, Annie was not immune to postnatal depression, anxiety and burnout and the common gaps mothers fall through. She had many dark days in the early period of motherhood. She felt floored with exhaustion. She had lost the spark for life.  She's see you in a way that she couldn’t see herself when in the thick of it.

As you may be feeling, too, Annie knew in her heart there had to be another way. She followed the work that she now shares with mothers and flicked her internal power switch ON. Her inner flame ignited and her passion for life returned. This is how she was able to remember her true self and step into the New Way for motherhood. Annie now has the energy to play with her daughter and find joy and purpose in her life.

It is this depth of understanding that Annie bring support to you.

Animari Partnership Ltd

Animari Partnership Ltd is a social enterprise, a company limited by guarantee founded in 2018 to develop new ways of working as a 'profit for purpose' business, creating communities of interest and purpose where values and actions come together for the benefit of our customers and beneficiaries.
As a family run social enterprise, they specialise in developing productive, sustainable and diverse enterprises where the synergy of values and actions is paramount, creating products and services which exceed expectations.

Whoof Club

People today want their dogs to be part of the family, but sometimes what with work and the hassles of everyday living they are too busy to spend as much time as they would like with the dog in their life. Whoof Club will provide your dog with companionship for dogs that do not like being left alone for any length of time, physical exercise and mental stimulation for the more active canine to help them be more relaxed and chilled on returning home. And more importantly lots of fun, love and cuddles throughout the day.
As well as day care, Whoof Club also offer training 1-2-1 training and puppy classes.

scotoffroad

The Scottish Off Road Driving Centre provides all action off road "recreational" training either through Gift Vouchers or you can just phone up and book a time. They also run professional 4x4 training courses for the large utility companies.

The centre has been established for 28 years and as has grown considerably in that time, have a look at the pictures and you'll see what they mean. They teach all over Scotland in all sorts of vehicles at all sorts of events so whatever you want just give them a call. Telephone 07711 217 759.

BJ Cunningham Guitar Lessons

Full Time Guitar Tutor, with over 30 years in the music business,

Brian has gained a wide range of skills to help you learn the guitar.

From an early age he achieved notable success when Mercury Records in London signed the then young guitarist from Ayrshire to a 3-year major recording contract.

Brian has had the fortunate experience of recording and working in some of
the best studios in the UK and been lucky enough to play venues such as
London's Wembley Arena and Birmingham NEC.

Inky Nib Designs

Emily Anderson is a calligrapher who runs Inky Nib Designs, a small calligraphy business based in The Scottish Borders. She teaches calligraphy online and in person as well as creating personalised calligraphy pieces.

GOW Antiques & Restoration

GOW Antiques & Restoration have spent the last thirty years actively involved in the restoration, conservation and trade of fine antique furniture. They offer 4 different types of Antique Courses to cater for all levels of ability.

People have travelled from all over the world to attend their courses. We hope you find a course of theirs that will suit your ability and interest. GOW Antiques & Restoration look forward to welcoming you to the Pitscandly Farm in the future.

Medi-K

Medi-K and the First Aid Training Co-operative's mission, first and foremost, is to provide first aiders with the knowledge and confidence to save lives. They are dedicated to delivering first aid training to businesses, the voluntary sector and local authorities as well as individuals from all walks of life.

James Abell

Tradigital Artist/Designer/Tutor Based Near Glasgow

James has over 20 years of commercial art and design experience and works creating art and design with traditional and digital tools every day. He has over 10 years of commercial experience.
James say's "I love to share my skills with others to help them to achieve their own creative visions".
3D Modelling/Animation For Artists Using Blender

Argae Cottage

Argae Cottage is a family farm, ran by Catriona and Jonathan Benson, with help from their three sons.

​They are both Veterinary Surgeons, working in their own practice in Shrewsbury when not on their farm.

Animal welfare is a the heart of what they do - They farm on a very small scale, allowing them to care for their animals as individuals.

Falkland Felts

Kirsty Tudor lives in Falkland with her daughter, 10 sheep, 22 guinea pigs, 4 rabbits, 9 ponies, 4 dogs, her cat Aris, 1 tortoise and her honeybees. When she's not looking after all her animals, she is exploring nature and finding inspiration at the beach or in the woods beside her house.
She has a purpose built workshop in her garden, over a bridge with a wee stream. Kirsty says, "I LOVE making felt and sharing my love of felt even more".

Learning Hydro

Learning Hydro is a dedicated hydropower training firm run by David Williams and Gordon Black. They deliver various courses; for schools as part of a STEM programme, in conjunction with Hydropower & Dams conferences around the world, and as stand alone events.

BeckyBiologyTeacher

Becky is a fully qualified GTCS registeted Biology teacher. She has 6 years teaching experience, 3 years of which she has also privately tutored many pupils.
She had experience working with pupils who have additional support needs like dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, anxiety and ASD. She tailors sessions to suit the individual needs of the pupil - focusing on course knowledge, problem solving skills, revision skills and/or different methods of learning.

Auld Mill Alpacas

Auld Mill Alpacas are a British Alpaca Society Affiliated Trainers and have nearly twenty years of experience of alpaca ownership. They have a successful breeding herd and run Alpaca Days Out. They also have a wee Alpaca Farm Shop.

You’d be learning in purpose-built facilities amongst our herd of nearly 90 alpacas and llamas.

Their training courses are all “private” so you have the opportunity to ask questions specific to your situation without holding back!

Women's Enterprise Scotland

WES was established in 2011 to create a voice for women-owned businesses in Scotland and to promote policy and best practice which enables women to successfully start up and grow their own businesses. WES advocates for better evidence-based policy making and believes that delivering expert, needs-based business support will enable women to fulfil their aspirations, and unlock an £8.8bn economic potential to boost the economy. WES works in collaboration with local, national and international partners towards the vision of a gender equal, diverse and inclusive business ecosystem which will allow innovation and productivity to thrive.

Parallel Training Ltd

Parallel Training is a leading industrial training provider for the north of Scotland. They provide accredited testing and training in health and safety, plant and machinery, lifting operations, working at height, first aid and fire, as well as a selection of vocational qualifications.

Accredited by IOSH and NPORS, their skilled and experienced team of instructors provide training for individuals and businesses working within the construction, utilities, oil and gas, warehousing, distribution, food and drink industries, from their specialist training unit, as well as on-site in client’s premises.

They take pride in forging good relationships with their clients and aim to exceed expectations at every turn.

Wild Willow

Sarah is an accredited practitioner with the Institute of Outdoor Learning, with a BSc. Honours in Biological Sciences (Zoology) from Edinburgh University and over 10 years of teaching experience in environmental education.

Central Scotland School of Jewellery

CSSJ offer a wide range of classes for adults of all ability levels, from those who are looking to take up a new hobby, to those looking to expand on their existing repertoire of jewellery skills. You can choose from regular weekday classes, weekend workshops or summer schools; their flexible programme of events has something that will fit in with your life.

Upholstery AMUSF Training in Stirling

The Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers qualifications are based on acquiring good practical and relevant skills. These qualifications may lead to employment within the industry or with additional practice may lead to you starting your own small business.

The AMUSF qualifications in both Upholstery and Soft Furnishings are reviewed regularly to make sure they are consistent with current industry practices. Successful completion of all three stages in the Upholstery qualification will result in the award of the AMUSF Diploma.

Falconry Scotland

Falconry Scotland would like to introduce and welcome you to Dalhousie Falconry - providing Falconry services in the scenic countryside of the Borders and Lothians of Scotland. Whether it be for a beginner, an experienced Falconer, a Corporate Day, a School Visit, a Gift, a Special Occasion, or just for fun - They can provide you with a tailored made Bird of Prey Experience. At Dalhousie Falconry, we provide Falconry & Archery services and opportunities for handling Owls, Buzzards and Hawks, Falcons and Eagles on a pre-booking system. Please note that they do not provide flying demonstrations or handling sessions unless pre-booked. Bookings can be made by contacting them.

School of Psychology Online

The School of Psychology Online Ltd is a dedicated training provider offering courses online or face to face, specifically in the field of Psychology. The courses are written by fully qualified, accredited and highly experienced practitioners in the specific subject field. The School of Psychology offers affordable and competitively priced courses due to the reduced overheads by offering a purely online learning experience.

H&W Training

H&W Training are fully qualified NPTC Assessors and LANTRA training providers covering the whole of the UK and Ireland.

Based in Dumfries, south-west Scotland, and with training sites in Cumbria and Newcastle, H&W provide training courses for individuals or groups who need to expand their skills in certain areas for the job they are in, or for themselves. H&W offer courses in:

Arboriculture
Chainsaw & Forestry
First Aid
Ground Care & Horticulture
Health & Safety
Off Road & Vehicle Driving
Pesticides
Tree Surgery

Grass Roots Remedies

Grass Roots Remedies is a herbal workers co-operative based in Glasgow and Edinburgh. They believe in Herbal Medicine as the People's Medicine and they want to inspire people to use wild plants and kitchen staples as both food and medicine. Their courses combine practical How-To videos with guided Tea Tastings, virtual or in person Foraging Walks and lots of resources on Botany, Ecology, Plant Identification and Herbal Medicine. In order to support their low cost community herbal clinics, they offer online training options on a sliding scale.

Borders Machinery Ring

As well as machinery and labour, BMR also offer a wide range of additional services such as sourcing farm supplies including fuel, fertiliser, building materials and utilities.   
Training is also a rapidly growing part of their business.

Code Division

Code Division are a Glasgow based non-profit. They are dedicated to fighting poverty and inequality via accessible digital skills training.

Speyside Wildlife

With 30 years’ experience in wildlife guiding, Speyside Wildlife has always been focused on their guests, ensuring the quality of their experience through the quality of their guides.

Wildlife identification takes skill, but the perfect guide will not only know their wildlife, plants and habitats, they’ll be able to illuminate and interpret the landscape surrounding them.

Their Wildlife Identification Courses are tutored by their guides, who are story-tellers and all-round field naturalists. Speyside Wildlife are also Lantra accredited.

Canine Consultant

Lina is a professional dog trainer based in the Scottish Borders.

During the last 15 years she has been working with dogs and their owners, solving behavioural issues and delivering general training advice.

Her aim is to encourage people to become strong and confident leaders by applying rules with consistency, in order to make their dog a happy and relaxed individual. This will create a deep and mutual understanding between owner and dog, where behavioural problems are less likely to develop.

She also offers puppy training classes in Peebles, where puppies get a great start in life by learning important life- and social skills through training methods and play in a safe setting.

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