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.


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.


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

Join the SSDA Today

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


Some of our Partner Members

Our Latest News

The latest news from across the South of Scotland.

Trimontium Museum awarded 5 starts by Visit Scotland

Trimontium awarded 5* by Visit Scotland

The Trimontium Museum in Melrose, the Face of Roman Scotland, has been awarded 5 stars by VisitScotland, the highest possible rating as part of their Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme. This[…]

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Find your fun at Dalkeith Country Park

Find your fun: new summer campaign for Dalkeith Country Park

Fun looks different for everyone so this summer at Dalkeith Country Park we want to help you find yours! Whether it’s at the Fort Douglas adventure park, up in the[…]

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Ascensos sponsors Stranraer Oyster Festival

Ascensos headline sponsor of Stranraer Oyster Festival

Stranraer Oyster Festival has announced customer service experts Ascensos as their headline sponsor for 2022, and is pledging to deliver exceptional customer service alongside an exciting programme of chef demonstrations,[…]

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Sir Jackie Stewart takes pole position at Borders Book Festival

The Borders Book Festival opens its canvas doors this week with motorsport legend Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE getting the four-day extravaganza off to a flying start, as he appears to[…]

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TAM visits Coldingham Bay for the South of Scotland Destination Alliance

Roving Robot on a Mission – help Holidaymakers discover the South of Scotland

A specially designed roving robot called TA-M has been exploring the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway as part of a mission to encourage more holidaymakers to visit the beautiful[…]

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Moat Brae, Dumfries

MinaLima designs exhibition of classic children’s literature for Moat Brae

A brand-new exhibition of beloved children’s stories featuring the award-winning art from the MinaLima Classics book series is set to open this July at Moat Brae, Scotland’s National Centre for Children’s Literature and[…]

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