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.

Some of our Partner 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.

SSDA Newsletter September 2022

Message from our Chief Executive, Melanie Allen… “It has been heartening to speak to and meet members over the past few weeks with so many messages of support. I am[…]

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Festival of Folklore

Festival of Folklore IV Has Landed

Festival fever has hit Upper Nithsdale, Dumfries and Galloway, with the triumphant return of the Festival of Folklore! Award-winning storytellers and Festival founders, Mostly Ghostly, are delighted to announce their[…]

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“Crucial” new survey of tourism businesses launched in South of Scotland as operating challenges grow

First South of Scotland Destination Alliance ‘barometer survey’ aims to gain vital insight into how tourism businesses in the region are faring and their priorities for the coming year  […]

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Stranraer 2022 Oyster Festival 08

Record breaking Oyster Festival hailed ‘incredible success’  

Stranraer Oyster Festival has been hailed as an ‘incredible success’ by organisers. More than 18,000 people attended the community-led event, which is now one of Scotland’s biggest food festivals, a[…]

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Vision for South to become Scotland’s leading cycling destination

The first ever cycling partnership strategy for the South of Scotland will aim to ensure the region becomes Scotland’s leading cycling destination. The strategy aims to embed cycling in people’s[…]

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Kirkcudbright Bay new information panel

As part of the Solway Firth Partnership’s ‘Kirkcudbright Bay Views’ project, funded by the Galloway Glens Scheme, a new information panel has been installed in the Doon Car Park. This[…]

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