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July Monthly Update

July Monthly Update – Summer Bumper Issue

With the summer holidays, the Scottish heatwave and the relaxation of restrictions, the tourist season in the South of Scotland has been picking up speed and this month. We have heard from members that interest from potential visitors is ever increasing, a stark contrast to just a few months ago. With this in mind, SSDA are…
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Miracle at Mellerstain

Miracle at Mellerstain – seeks local businesses

Miracle at Mellerstain – Brand New Event to the South of Scotland this year – now looking for local businesses to collaborate with. Miracle at Mellerstain opens its gates on the 19th of November and running through to the 19th December 2021!! The illuminated woodland trail is going to open your eyes to the wonders…
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The Times

Recent Times Article by our CEO

The SSDA is driving forward the national tourism agenda. In a recent article in The Times our CEO wrote about the importance of tourism to the national recovery and the fantastic opportunities it affords from a career perspective. What is needed is a change in approach so that tourism is pushed up the national agenda. …
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EWS Tweed Valley

Applications Open for EWS Tweed Valley Crew

Be part of the UK’s biggest celebration of international mountain biking and volunteer with the Enduro World Series Crew in the Tweed Valley, Scotland. The EWS Tweed Valley event is part of an ambitious global calendar – the biggest in the history of the sport. It will see international elite athletes compete in mountain bike…
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Golazo Cycling

Golazo Cycling and SSDA Host Raiders Gravel Press Launch

Golazo Cycling and South of Scotland Destination Alliance were pleased to host the press and media launch for the inaugural edition of Raiders Gravel. Several journalists and key members of the cycling and outdoor adventure community attended the event. A two-day itinerary was designed in partnership with Esther Tacke and Warren Sanders of Galloway Cycling…
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Gateway to Galloway

Destination Stranraer as Gateway to Galloway Hub opens

Stranraer’s ambition to redefine itself as a waterfront destination is set to receive a boost this week with the opening of Gateway to Galloway; a community-led visitor information centre and community hub based at Stranraer Harbour. Developed by community organisation, Stranraer Development Trust, Gateway to Galloway is the culmination of three years of planning for…
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SSDA June Update

June Monthly Update – Newsletter

As the season picks up speed, so do the activities at SSDA. Earlier this month, our team virtually met with destination groups and representatives from across the South of Scotland. Together, we started to chart a collaborative path forward focussing on branding and innovation.   The half-day session put the focus on how we support businesses and…
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April Monthly Update

April Monthly Update – Newsletter

WELCOME BACK! It’s reopening week for tourism and hospitality businesses across the South of Scotland and we are wishing you the best of luck. Our team caught up with partners, members and communities on what lies ahead and how we can best support you through recovery planning, extending the season and making the most of…
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March Monthly Update – Newsletter

What’s new in the South of Scotland On Monday, we announced our first major steps to making the South a world-class destination and supporting the region’s economic recovery from the impact of Covid-19, with the unveiling of a new look Scotland Starts Here campaign and the appointment of our inaugural Chief Executive. Read on and catch up on…
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The South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA), today announced the organisation’s first major steps to making the South a world-class destination.