Two years ago we were invited to help on a project to improve Scottish Borders Council website. Not only did they manage this - but did so with distinction.
The courses were held in Selkirk's Ettrick Riverside, a former woollen spinning mill that had just been reopened as a showcase business centre.
We found the Council staff to be most enthusiastic with the web project and it was a pleasure to deliver the courses for them, and in such delightful rural environment.
Photo: The Grey Mare's Tail waterfall near Moffat, Selkirkshire.
Some months later we learned that the project had gone on to receive ‘Best Website’ award in the Plain English Campaign’s annual competition.
The moral of this tale is that it was good to know that even a small council in a very remote area can achieve the very highest standards. No doubt the Council was competing against some of the largest companies and organisations in the UK. Check out the Scottish Borders Council website.