Author: Vanessa Wegstein

Tourism ‘Oscars’ Shortlist Revealed for the South of Scotland

Unveiling the South of Scotland tourism businesses shortlisted for the region’s first dedicated Scottish Thistle Awards         Clockwise from top left: Dalscone Farm Park, Out-there Artisan, Spring Fling…
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Mountain Biking Fans Urged To Make Tracks For The Scottish Borders As The Region Cheers On Homegrown Riders At Trailblazing Cycling Events

With the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships mountain bike cross-country events and marathon taking place at Glentress Forest in August, the South of Scotland Destination Alliance is encouraging locals and…
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The King and Queen keep Scotland’s stories alive on tenth anniversary visit to The Great Tapestry of Scotland

The Great Tapestry of Scotland, where the people’s story of Scotland begins, has a new royal story to tell after Their Majesties The King and Queen visited the centre in…
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Cyclist road-tests Kirkpatrick C2C, South of Scotland’s Coast to Coast as Region Gears up for Visitors

Josh Wood teams up with The South of Scotland Destination Alliance to try new cycling route and completes the 250 miles in just over 23 hours   As the South of…
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SSDA releases Operational Plan for the Coming Year

We’re delighted to share with members our Operational Plan for the coming year: setting out exactly what we want to achieve, why, how, and when.   DOWNLOAD THE 2023-24 OPERATIONAL…
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Life Begins at 40 for South of Scotland Tourism Awards

A Dumfries hotel is hosting a double celebration – its 40th anniversary as a family owned business and a showcase for tourism in the South of Scotland. Forty years since…
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Excitement Building Among South Of Scotland Tourism Businesses As Stunning Route Revealed For UK’s Newest Coast To Coast Cycle Challenge

250-mile “Kirkpatrick C2C, South of Scotland’s Coast to Coast” will take experienced riders on an unforgettable journey across the South of Scotland, Home of the Bike Experienced cyclists in search…
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Sir Chris Hoy Launches 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships’ 23 Million Mile Challenge

Marking 100 Days to go until the inaugural cycling event, the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships have partnered with Love to Ride to launch the 23 Million Mile Challenge with…
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Celebrating the best in tourism in the South of Scotland

Call for businesses to enter the first dedicated South of Scotland Scottish Thistle Awards  TOURISM and EVENTS businesses in the South of Scotland are being encouraged to enter this year’s…
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Scotland Lights Up In Rainbow Colours Marking Six Months To Go Until 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

Iconic Scottish landmarks illuminated in the UCI’s rainbow colours to mark six months until the biggest cycling event in the world –   Organisers of the 2023 UCI Cycling World…
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