Category: Press Release

Tweed Valley Enduro contributes £13K to local charities

EWS Tweed Valley donates £13,000 to local charities

An Innerleithen-based company has revealed the positive legacy of their mountain bike event in the area last October, after contributing more than £13,000 to local causes.   The Enduro Sports Organisation…
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Walter Scott longlist of books for 2022 prize

Walter Scott Prize Longlist 2022

The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, which celebrates outstanding historical novels published in the UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth, has announced its 2022 longlist.  Thirteen novels are in contention…
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Galloway Country Fair returns this summer

The award winning Galloway Country Fair returns this summer to Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August 2022. The annual two-day event will, once again,…
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Coast-to-Coast Cycle Route Development Project

South of Scotland Enterprise and partners Scottish Borders Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council, VisitScotland, SSDA and Sustrans are exploring the development of a Coast-to-Coast Cycle Route, which will run from…
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Donald Watson Bird Project launches two new walking trails in the Galloway landscape

The life and work of Donald Watson, the famous bird artist who did much of his work in the Galloway landscape, is now brought to life through a new Walk…
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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 January 2022

It is our pleasure to announce that the SSDA will host the inaugural South of Scotland Destination conference on Tuesday 15th March at the Crichton in Dumfries. With our tourism…
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Galloway Glens launches Hidden Culture Events Programme

Join the Galloway Glens as it considers Galloway’s fascinating heritage and culture, from a variety of angles! With events planned both online and in person, join in for an adventure…
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Newly elected Chair will lead Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere into its second decade

Local business owner Melanie Allen has been elected as the new Chair of Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere’s Partnership Board. Melanie brings more than two decades of experience in…
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Crafty Distillery| Newton Stewart

Ten innovative responsible tourism projects launched as part of £25million Scottish Tourism Recovery Programme

Ten innovative responsible tourism projects across the country have been made possible as part of the Scottish Government’s £25 million tourism recovery programme to support the sector’s recovery from the…
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