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.


Our Latest News

The latest news from across the South of Scotland.

One month till Sir Jackie Stewart Classic

Thirlestane Castle has welcomed young Scottish motorsports star, Chloe Grant (16), to test its sprint track with only one month to go before it hosts the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic[…]

Read more
Sir Jackie Stewart OBE Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019

Sir Jackie Stewart to open Borders Book Festival

Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE, one of the best-loved, most highly regarded names in global sport, will be coming to the Borders Book Festival at Harmony Garden in Melrose on Thursday[…]

Read more

Borders pupils pioneer tourism metaverse at Great Tapestry of Scotland

The Great Tapestry of Scotland and the award-winning Inspire Learning team at Scottish Borders Council are set to put young people, local stories and technology at the heart of a[…]

Read more
Enduro Tweed Valley

 EWS Festival Fringe 2022 launches with over 15 events planned in Innerleithen

The Enduro World Series (EWS) Tweed Valley have launched their Festival Fringe programme, encompassing over 15 events between 26th May and 5th June, coinciding with the spectacle of international EWS[…]

Read more
SSDA Newsletter April

SSDA Newsletter April 2022

“This month we’re really pleased to see our work on Scotland’s Year of Stories come to fruition. We have such a rich cultural heritage that when combined with the fantastic[…]

Read more
Borders Book Festival 2022

Borders Book Festival Line up Announced

The Borders Book Festival programme has been announced and tickets are now on sale, as organisers prepare to welcome back on stage big names in books; stars of stage and[…]

Read more

Some of our Engaged Members

View all Members
Crawick Multiverse

Crawick Multiverse 

Trail Skills

Trail Skills

Crafty Distillery

Trimontium Museum

Kirkcudbright AT

Bairnkine Cottages

The Bairnkine