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:

PLACE BRAND MARKETING

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.

DIGITAL IMPROVEMENT

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.

BUSINESS AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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

IMPACT

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

Members

People engaged with SSDA
on training and events

Growth in social
following on SSH

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

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Our Latest News

The latest news from across the South of Scotland.

Howff tales seeks pubs

Pub venues wanted in Dumfries and Galloway

Pubs in Dumfries and Galloway are being sought to host live storytelling events this autumn as part of the Howff Tales project from Driftwood Cinema. This project is funded by[…]

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Robert Burns Ellisland Farm recreated in Minecraft

It was home to Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns. It was also the location and inspiration for some of the poet’s most famous works including Tam o Shanter and Auld[…]

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SCOTLAND ON TOUR

Scotland on Tour treats rural audiences

Audiences in Tweedsmuir and Carlops will be entertained by high-calibre live music following the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles’ involvement in an initiative designed to take world-class musicians to rural venues[…]

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SSDA Newsletter July 2022

“This month we have a team update for you as our current Chief Executive Ross McAuley will be stepping down in September to take up a new International role. We’ll[…]

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South of Scotland Destination Alliance seeks dynamic new CEO to progress ambitious strategy for region

While the recruitment process takes place, the South of Scotland Destination Alliance installs board director, Melanie Allen, as Interim Chief Executive   The South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA) has[…]

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funding marketing south of scotland

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! BBC SCOTLAND TV SERIES IS ON THE SEARCH FOR ‘SCOTLAND’S GREATEST ESCAPE’

BBC Scotland has announced a new 8 part series which will take audiences on a journey to the very best escapes that Scotland has to offer and ultimately crown one[…]

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