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.

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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.

Esteemed charity head and strategic development expert appointed to steer South of Scotland tourism body

The South of Scotland Destination Alliance announces new Chief Executive to lead work developing the South of Scotland into a year-round tourist destination   The South of Scotland Destination Alliance[…]

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SSDA Newsletter November 2022

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Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel Destinations for 2023 Revealed

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Head South – South of Scotland included in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023

The South of Scotland has been named as one of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel destinations for 2023.   The publication revealed that the region, which covers the Scottish Borders[…]

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Metamorphosis exhibit to open at Great Tapestry of Scotland

Through an evolving series of innovative and thought-provoking displays, a new national exhibit will showcase the role the design industry could play in combating climate change and reducing the global[…]

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Visitor centre reopens in Peebles

Visitors to the Tweed Valley now have a go-to place for local tourism information following the reopening this month of the former VisitScotland information centre on Peebles High Street. Go[…]

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