Author: Vanessa Wegstein

“Crucial” new survey of tourism businesses launched in South of Scotland as operating challenges grow

First South of Scotland Destination Alliance ‘barometer survey’ aims to gain vital insight into how tourism businesses in the region are faring and their priorities for the coming year  …
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South of Scotland Destination Alliance seeks dynamic new CEO to progress ambitious strategy for region

While the recruitment process takes place, the South of Scotland Destination Alliance installs board director, Melanie Allen, as Interim Chief Executive   The South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA) has…
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! BBC SCOTLAND TV SERIES IS ON THE SEARCH FOR ‘SCOTLAND’S GREATEST ESCAPE’

BBC Scotland has announced a new 8 part series which will take audiences on a journey to the very best escapes that Scotland has to offer and ultimately crown one…
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Crossmichael Heritage celebrated on afternoon of 30th July!

The Crossmichael Heritage Centre is open in the church hall every Wednesday and Friday afternoon (1.30-4.30pm). The Hearse Hoose exhibition is open 9-5, every Monday to Saturday. To celebrate the…
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Nithbank Country Estate achieves 5 Star Gold

Nithbank Country Estate in Thornhill, has achieved 5 Star Gold B&B, the highest possible award in the world-renowned Quality Assurance grading scheme, the first for an accommodation provider in Dumfries…
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Top traders invited to showcase their wares at Sir Jackie Stewart Classic this summer

Producers of premium arts, crafts, food and drink are being encouraged to apply for a spot at a major new motoring festival taking place at Thirlestane Castle in June. The…
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SOUTH OF SCOTLAND’S TOURISM INDUSTRY TO COME TOGETHER AT INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

The South of Scotland Destination Alliance’s first conference will look at how the sector can work together to recover from the pandemic and elevate the region into a leading destination…
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Year of Stories Sparks New Radio Partnership

An exciting new dimension comes to Alive Radio this week inspired by the dawn of Scotland’s Year of Stories. Popular local D.J. Kenny Murray, the driving force behind the successful…
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SSDA Newsletter October 2021

BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT AND NEW CAMPAIGNS FOR THE SOUTH OF SCOTLAND Yesterday was budget day and the chancellor has outlined his plans. It’s encouraging to see higher than expected economic growth,…
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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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