SSDA Membership Form

4. Stand Alone Events / Event Organisers

(Membership £20 pcm)

To read more about the standard benefits on offer to Event organisers / Stand-alone events please click the button below

Your Details

Please enter your email, so we can follow up with you.
Please select the location of your business so we can direct you to the appropriate Development Agent

To find out more about which geographical area your business falls into please click here .
If you are a charitable trust you will receive a 50% discount on your membership - please ensure you select the tickbox on sign-up.

Membership Commitment

In 2020 any business can join SSDA for Free to receive immediate benefits, but more importantly, across the long term with sustainable and substantial benefits. Our minimal monthly subscriptions and the joining fee of £30.00 joining will not start until June 2021. In light of the unprecedented circumstances our industry faces and with SSDA having secured substantial funding we are here to support businesses as best we can by launching our new direct membership scheme now.

• You require to complete this form and commit to gain any of the benefits including being listed on Scotland Starts Here
• We will contact you in May 2021 with details on how to make your monthly membership subscription

Keeping in touch

We would highly encourage you opt in to our newsletter. It is a crucial membership benefit which will ensure you are kept up to date with all information and opportunities.

Please note that this will be the main method of communication along with our SSDA social media channels.

Event Organisers / Stand-alone events will receive various standard benefits including:

  • Event to be listed on ‘Scotland Starts Here’. 
    • Flagship events on the ‘Scotland Starts Here’ website.
    • ‘All’ events will be listed on the app.
  • A dedicated Local SSDA Development Agent who can provide insight and context to support community and local business engagement with your event.
  • Be listed in our supplier directory to encourage and enhance the local supply chain – Increase exposure to potential collaborative partnerships and local contracts.
  • Access to Events Directory services / support / how to deliver an event in the South of Scotland – Invaluable insight, context and resource to guarantee you maximise the success of your event.
  • Promote your event/s to the tourism businesses in the South of Scotland so they in turn promote to their visitors – Extend your promotional reach through the endorsement of member businesses in order to increase event attendance and support.
  • Opportunity to access our members via our communication channels (e.g. B2B newsletters, local business events, roadshows, and workshops) – Raise the profile of your event within a membership who’s endorsement can provide key exposure and to champion your event amongst their own markets.
  • Opportunity to make member specific offers and provide discounts – Effectively market your event through targeted incentives for members who can champion your event to a wider audience.
  • Opportunity to have a presence and provide sponsorship at events and local events – Focus exposure to support the growth of your event attendance.
  • Reach audiences outside the scope of your regular marketing activity – Extend your reach to support the growth of your event attendance.
  • Access to specific data, trends, and insights – So you can make more informed business decisions.
  • Use of SSH Logo with brand guidelines – Enhanced exposure by affiliation with SSH campaign activity.


  • We would also welcome discussions with individual event organisers to explore how we can create bespoke packages to collaborate and promote both your events, and the South of Scotland as a tourism destination.
    Please email Jemma Reid, Project Manager –