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.

galloway hoard cross excavation

Discovery of the Galloway Hoard

Pop-up talks With excitement building before the return of the Galloway Hoard to the region in October, a series of mini pop-up events focussing on the story of its discovery[…]

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Tour of Britain Stage 7 winner

YVES LAMPAERT TAKES EDINBURGH STAGE WIN IN AJ BELL TOUR OF BRITAIN

Belgian rider Yves Lampaert took Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s first victory of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain in Edinburgh on Saturday at the end of a stage dominated by a[…]

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AJ Bell Announced as Title Partner

AJ Bell Announced as Title Partner of Cycling Tour

AJ Bell has been confirmed as the new title partner of the 2021 AJ Bell Tour of Britain and AJ Bell Women’s Tour, Britain’s biggest and most prestigious cycle races.[…]

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South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project

South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project

As part of a series of groundbreaking translocations addressing low numbers of golden eagles in the south of Scotland, the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project has recently successfully transported[…]

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SSDA Newsletter – August 2021

A new survey has revealed that Dumfries and Galloway is Scotland’s second most popular staycation destination this year.  It says tourism bookings in Dumfries and Galloway are up 35% since[…]

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Iconic Scotland exhibition

Stars tell Scotland’s stories in new Iconic Scotland exhibition

Iconic Scotland Exhibition. Ahead of its public opening on 26 August, the latest addition to Scotland’s cultural and heritage scene – The Great Tapestry of Scotland – has today revealed[…]

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Crawick Multiverse 

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