Category: Press Release

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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Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel Destinations for 2023 Revealed

Lonely Planet’s Expert Predictions for the Coming Year Celebrate the World’s Top Places for Food, Unwinding, Connection, Journeys, and Learning    Global travel authority Lonely Planet has today unveiled its top destinations…
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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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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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Borders Hoteliers on the Move

The owners of Cringletie near Peebles today announced that General Manager Will Haegeland and Front Office Manager Trond Dalby are moving on to pastures new. Mr Haegeland will take up…
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More Than A Quarter Of Tourism Businesses In South Of Scotland Contemplating Permanent Closure As Operating Costs Skyrocket

Results of first South of Scotland Destination Alliance ‘barometer survey’ reveal “exceptionally challenging” picture for tourism and hospitality businesses in the region   The results of an in-depth ‘barometer survey’…
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Dumfries and Galloway Council Announces Events Funding Programmes for 2023/24

Dumfries and Galloway Council has announced that its events funding programmes for 2023/24 are now open for applications.   The Community Events Fund and the Major Events Fund are part…
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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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