What can we do for you ?

By Becoming a Member..

Membership of SSDA will bring a host of tangible benefits to individual businesses, local marketing groups, suppliers, events, and social enterprises. As a member you will benefit from:


Putting the South of Scotland on the map through ‘Scotland Starts Here’ and driving a sustainable increase in visitors to the area. This will be done through; SSH Website, SSH APP and SSH Social Media channels which include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
Dedicated marketing campaigns and collaborative marketing campaigns with partners.


SSDA has direct representation to government and  campaigns for sector recognition and investment as well as global representation at travel trade conferences and events.


Engage with your customers more effectively, maximising customer communication opportunities, meet evolving consumer expectation and reach audiences effectively including having excellent online visibility and bookability.


Fulfil business potential through innovation, collaboration, creativity, and diversification.

Our Bespoke Members

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Membership of the SSDA is open to all tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses
and organisations across the South of Scotland.



Since our inception the impact we have had on our Members in the South of Scotland has been huge


People engaged with SSDA
on training and events

Growth in social
following on SSH

Our Latest News

The latest news from across the South of Scotland.

Witch Corner trail to launch at Abbotsford in April

Witch Corner, a new sculpture story trail themed around the folktales and legends that enchanted the region’s most famous author, is launching on Saturday 1st April at Abbotsford, the home[…]

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New Coast to Coast Cycle route named in homage to Scotland’s pedal bike pioneer

The 250-mile coast to coast cycle route set to launch in the south of Scotland this summer will be named after Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the 19th century Dumfriesshire blacksmith who invented[…]

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Partners unite for drive to boost South of Scotland Visitor Economy and support thriving communities

Sustainable economic growth and community prosperity are the key objectives of ongoing work by a group of major organisations to co-develop a new responsible tourism strategy for the south of[…]

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South of Scotland to receive its own VisitScotland Thistle Awards

The South of Scotland is to have its own dedicated regional tourism awards, as part of the prestigious annual Scottish Thistle Awards, celebrating excellence in Scottish tourism and events, it[…]

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SSDA Newsletter February 2023

It’s been a wonderful first month in post. Thank you to all who have taken the time to meet me and share their vision and their priorities for the future[…]

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Full programme details announced for ‘must-attend’ South of Scotland Destination Alliance Conference

A packed programme of topical talks, breakout sessions and networking opportunities has been unveiled for the South of Scotland Destination Alliance’s (SSDA) second annual conference being held at Peebles Hydro[…]

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