Category: SSDA

SSDA Newsletter September 2022

Message from our Chief Executive, Melanie Allen… “It has been heartening to speak to and meet members over the past few weeks with so many messages of support. I am…
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“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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SELF-CATERING BUSINESSES URGED TO GEN UP ON NEW SHORT-TERM LETS LICENSING REGULATIONS

The South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA) has teamed up with the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) to help owners of B&Bs, unlicensed guest houses and holiday lets across the…
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SSDA Newsletter July 2022

“This month we have a team update for you as our current Chief Executive Ross McAuley will be stepping down in September to take up a new International role. We’ll…
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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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July Newsletter

SSDA Newsletter June 2022

“Great to see the events roar back to life in the South of Scotland. This month saw the incredible Borders Book Festival return, the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic at Thirlestane…
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TAM visits Coldingham Bay for the South of Scotland Destination Alliance

Roving Robot on a Mission – help Holidaymakers discover the South of Scotland

A specially designed roving robot called TA-M has been exploring the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway as part of a mission to encourage more holidaymakers to visit the beautiful…
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First round EWS Tweed Valley 2022

Sunshine for first round of Enduro World Series in Tweed Valley

Last weekend Innerleithen and the surrounding areas played host to over 1,100 mountain bike racers and thousands of spectators at the Enduro World Series (EWS) Tweed Valley. The four day…
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SSDA Newsletter April

SSDA Newsletter May 2022

“It’s great to see a passenger train service return to Reston after such a long absence. As well as benefiting residents in the village and surrounding areas, this is good…
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Sir Jackie Stewart to drive 1969 F1 race car at Thirlstane Castle

The 1969 Matra MS-80 02 – that powered Sir Jackie to his first Formula One title – will be driven in Scotland for the very first time at Thirlestane Castle,…
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