About Us

Our Story

Scottish Borders Young Professionals (SBYP) aims to provide a central hub for social opportunities for all young professionals who live and work in the Scottish Borders.

Developing a network of contacts is crucial for any career, but even more so for those at the start of their career path. While senior professionals may have already established their own network and  regularly attend business functions, we believe that no similar platform exists for more junior professionals beginning their careers in the Scottish Borders. We want to enable young professionals to make these connections and contribute to a thriving local economy for years to come. 


What do we mean by "Young"? 

Our vision at SBYP is to create an inclusive community that is free to join and open to anybody in the early stages of their career. 


What do we mean by "Professional"?

We would encourage people from all industries and professions across the Borders to join SBYP.  

Upcoming Events

17th November 2017 - Autumn Event - Abbotsford House, Melrose


February 2018 - Winter Event


May 2018 - Spring Event

Our Team - The SBYP Committee

  • Tim Taylor - Chairman
  • Kirsty Mills - Secretary 
  • Mary Hemingway - Treasurer
  • Scott Holmes - Social Media Co-ordinator 
  • Philip Shorney - Membership Co-ordinator 
  • Piers Baylis - Sponsorship Co-ordinator
  • Siobhan Johnstone - Committee Member
  • Stacey Hardie - Committee Member
  • Samantha Scott - Committee Member
  • Alana Galloway - Committee Member


We continue to seek driven individuals who are interested in joining the SBYP Committee.  Please let us know via email or in the Contact Us section below if you would like more information about this opportunity.

Do you want to support SBYP?

 We are always looking for ways to work with local businesses and grow the SBYP network. If you want to discuss collaborating with SBYP, please get in touch via the 'Contact Us' section above.  We look forward to hearing from you. 

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Scottish Borders Young Professionals