Author: Sara Barton

SSDA Newsletter November 2022

MESSAGE FROM OUR INTERIM CEO We were delighted to launch our new Business Engagement Sessions earlier this week which kicked off with an insightful webinar Marketing: Maximising Bookings and Revenue…
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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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ASVA partners with Xpressjobs for extra recruitment support

The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA), the representative body for the attractions sector in Scotland, has teamed up with recruitment specialists, Xpressjobs, to provide practical support to Scottish attractions…
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Stranraer Oyster Festival delivers a £1.7 million economic boost

The return of Stranraer Oyster Festival last month generated an additional £1.7 million for the local economy, according to an independent economic impact report. The study, which was carried out…
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New 250 mile Coast to Coast cycle route gets green light

An exciting new 250 mile on-road cycle route covering the length of the South of Scotland has received the green light to progress to delivery stage. The Coast to Coast…
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Celebrating Galloway Place Names

The Galloway Glens Place Names Day marks a celebration of recent work to better understand and interpret Galloway’s Place Names. Social media posts through the day will build to an…
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Webinar for D& G Businesses to apply for new licence

South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA) and Dumfries & Galloway Council join forces to host the ‘must-attend’ digital session for businesses in the region who now require a short-term let…
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Galloway Glens Winter Programme launches

This week sees the launch of the Galloway Glens Winter Programme, a series of eight events covering everything from Geese to Romans, with everything in between… Join us, and a…
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Faces from the past revealed at Whithorn

Talking 3D digital reconstructions of a young 14th-century woman and a cleric with a cleft palate  were unveiled as part of this year’s Wigtown Book Festival. The Whithorn Trust Event,…
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