The future success of our activity, campaigns and developing the South of Scotland into a leading first class destination relies on your business getting the absolute most from us as your DMMO for the South of Scotland.

Below you will see events that are currently in the calendar with more coming soon. Please note our events will be a combination of virtual webinars/workshops and where possible face to face due to the current circumstances.

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SSDA Annual Conference 2023

Tuesday 14th March - Wednesday 15th March

£25 – £135


Join us at our second Annual Conference on

March 14th 2023 at Peebles Hydro, Peebles, Scottish Borders.


New for 2023 – an Evening Networking Dinner and FAM trips!

The South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA) is the strategic Destination Management and Marketing Organisation for the South of Scotland, encompassing Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

After a successful 2022 conference, we look forward to welcoming you all back again for an exciting opportunity to:

  • Spend the day with industry leaders,
  • Meet our new CEO, David Hope-Jones,
  • Hear about all the developments and actions SSDA has undertaken this year in promoting the South of Scotland to the world,
  • Participate in workshops,
  • And most importantly, network till you drop!


Coming soon – watch out for some exciting speakers!

March 14th 2023

09h30 – registration there will be a full-day of speakers, workshops and networking, followed by an Evening Networking Dinner (optional).

March 15th 2023 

Half-day FAM trip to meet local businesses. (optional)


Full-day FAM trip to meet local businesses. (optional)

These trips are a fantastic opportunity to network, share ideas and best practices. Always a popular event, be sure to sign up quickly,  as only limited places are available.

Conference Transport 

You can express interest via the registration site for private coach travel from the Gatehouse of Fleet/ Dumfries to the conference venue – we will then be in touch with you directly. Or contact us via email The SSDA Team

We are also offering the opportunity to be a conference sponsor, giving your business the unique opportunity to gain exposure, raise your business profile and reach new audiences.  We have a range of options available – to discuss sponsorship packages in more detail, please get in touch with Suzanne Ezzi, Membership Services Manager.


Registration will open first week of January 2023  – get your ticket early. 



We look forward to seeing you there.

The SSDA Team


Here is a taster of what happened last year!




Peebles Hydro
Innerleithen Road
Peebles, EH45 8LX
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