Mairi Telford-Jammeh has been recruited by SURF to the part-time role of Langholm Alliance for Action Facilitator.

Mairi takes up post on 28 September

SURF’s Alliance for Action programme, which is supported by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery Community Fund, helps to progress locally agreed regeneration priorities in several Scottish places, including Langholm. Local Facilitators help to bring together community groups, agencies and resources, to deliver practical improvements.

Mairi, a former Partnership Officer in Dumfries and Galloway Council, replaces Peter Renwick, who was in post from September 2018 to August 2021. In response to SURF stakeholder consultations carried out in recent weeks, Mairi will be focusing on a remit centred on two themes with particular short-term priorities – the town centre and tourism development.

The role, which runs until 20 June 2022, includes management of the Langholm Shopfront Improvement Programme, funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council, and formal support towards the strategic objectives of the ‘Explore & Discover’ tourism forum in Langholm Alliance and the ‘2030 Tourism Vision’ agreed in the Langholm Community Action Plan.

SURF Policy Manager Derek Rankine said:

“We are delighted that Mairi has chosen to join the SURF team. Mairi has extensive knowledge, skills and experience in project management, partnership collaboration, and place-based regeneration, and a comprehensive understanding of Langholm’s current context, ongoing initiatives, strategic opportunities and key players. Peter has already briefed Mairi on his work to date and Mairi is highly enthusiastic about building on his progress.”

Mairi will be contactable from Tuesday 28 September at mairi@surf-old.local. Further information on SURF Alliance for Action activities in Langholm is available on a dedicated webpage.