SSDA Member Directory

SSDA Member Directory

Business NameWebsiteLocationRegionCompany Profile Borders
Absolute & Galloway
Active 4 upon TweedNorthumberlandActive 4 Seasons offers guided trips and bespoke coaching in sea kayaking, river kayaking and open canoeing in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland. Your host Ollie Jay has been running trips and coaching in the area since 2000 and specialises in 'Made to Measure adventures' for individuals, couples, families, small and larger groups, no stags thanks.
We love the area we live and work in and try to ensure we are not causing any disruption to the environment or indeed the local communities and landowners we are lucky enough to share the area with.
A big part of what we do is educate our clients how to earn a welcome whilst staying safe in the great outdoors. We use lots of different locations and try and match you to an adventure that will help you grow your skills or enjoy the fantastic outdoor environment with its flora and fauna.
Aikwood Towerwww.aikwoodtower.comEttrickbridgeScottish Borders
Airenlea Bed & Borders
Airhouseswww.airhouses.comLauderScottish BordersName
Carol Ann Houghton
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Carol Ann Houghton
Lauder, Scottish Borders
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Airhouses is a group of award winning 5 Star Self-Catering Lodges, one beautiful house and 2 Glamping pods all with private hot tubs set on an organic working hill farm. Stunning views across the Scottish Borders hills. We provide high quality, spotlessly clean, self-catering accommodation for the perfect holiday where you can relax and recharge. We work with nature to ensure Airhouses is home to an abundance of wildlife, including Roe Deer, Barn Owls, Kestrels, and Hares. On the farm we have acres to explore, walks, play-den, a treasure trail and lots of animals to meet including our donkeys, alpacas, goats, ponies, chickens and pigs. All our properties are of an exceptionally high standard, with complimentary toiletries, dressing gowns and slippers. We have 4G Wifi and Smart TVs in all our properties and spacious clean hot tubs. Relax. Recharge. Reconnect.
Ale Water Valley Borders
Allanton Inn Borders
Applegarth & Galloway
Bairnkine Cottages Borders
Bee Edge Holidays Borders
Beirhope Borders
Bengairn Country DouglasDumfries & Galloway
Big Burns Supperwww.bigburnsupper.comDumfriesDumfries & Galloway
Blackadder Caravan Park Ltdwww.blackadder.coGreenlawScottish Borders
Borders Aerial Photography Borders
Bright Light Borders
Burts Hotel Borders
Caledonia Park & Galloway
Crafty Distillerywww.craftydistillery.comNewton StewartDumfries & Galloway
Crawick & GallowayCrawick Multiverse is unique – an inspiring visitor attraction and an internationally significant
landscape artwork with the potential to become a cultural beacon for the whole of southern
This extraordinary 55-acre site, just north of Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, hosts a 5,000-seat
natural amphitheatre nestling between immense sculpted landforms representing galaxies, super-clusters and other astronomical phenomena
Cream Of Douglas Dumfries & GallowayCream o’ Galloway, near Gatehouse of Fleet, is the home of luxurious dairy Cream o' Galloway Ice Cream, made with organic milk from our award winning cow with calf dairy farm.
Visit our ice cream parlour to indulge in an ice cream sundae or enjoy soup, coffee & cake in our tearoom.
You can have a fun family game of Crazy Golf and are welcome to explore our nature trails at any time of the year.
Take part in an Ice Cream Making Workshops or a full day Cheese Making Course led by one of The Ethical Dairy cheesemakers. There will also be regular farm tours for families and a weekly in depth farm tour hosted by the farm team. & Galloway
Creebridge House StewartDumfries & GallowayWe are a small country house hotel, offering fist class traditional Scottish hospitality, homely atmosphere, open fires, real ales, great food, beer garden, enclosed kids play area.
Creetown Initiative StewartDumfries & Galloway
Criffel Coaches & Galloway
Cross Hotels, Cringletiewww.cringletie.comPeeblesScottish Borders
Culmore Bridge Cottages & Galloway
Dark Sky Spirits & Galloway
DG Outdoor Access Trustwww.dgoutdooraccesstrust.comNewton StewartDumfries & Galloway
Dod Mill House Borders
Dryburgh Abbey BoswellsScottish Borders
Dumfries Music Conference & Galloway
Duns Castle Borders
Eildon Melrose Holiday Cottages & Log Cabins Borders
Ernespie Farm DouglasDumfries & GallowayWe are the McMiken family – dad Brian, mum Jane and son David – and we’re the proud owners of Ernespie – a third-generation farm.
In 2019 we decided to diversify to create a sustainable business that was both fun and educational and that’s when Ernespie Farm Centre was born.
“We have always been incredibly proud of our work and what we have achieved on the farm and wanted to share this with the wider world.”

“People are becoming more aware of food miles and the origin of their food and so I wanted to allow people to be able to see first-hand what is involved in the production of milk on a Scottish dairy farm.”
Famously Borders
Fauhope Country Housewww.fauhopehouse.comMelroseScottish Borders
Floors Castlehttps://floorscastle.comKelsoScottish Borders
Friends of the Monteath Mausoleum Borders
Further.Spacehttps://further.spaceFurther Space brings a unique business model to the glamping market, working with landowners to create micro-tourism partnerships. Pods are provided at zero cost so partners only need to invest in their site works. This gives them a significantly lower cost method to entry, with far lower financial risk profile. Full support with site layout, design, architectural services and the planning process is also provided.
Once the site is open Further Space manages the entire customer acquisition process including TV, radio, press and digital/social media advertising. It provides a booking system, payment processing and customer service. This means that all a landowner needs to do is focus on the customer experience once guests arrive on site.
As a partner you are connecting with a brand which is growing steadily in Ireland and the Scotland. You benefit from a level of marketing spend and promotion that would be difficult to justify individually and you receive a dedicated partner relationship manager to support you. You also benefit from a growing base of existing loyal customers keen to experience more Further Space glamping in new and unique locations.
Galloway Lodges & Galloway
Gilnockie Tower & Galloway
Gledpark & Galloway
Gretna Green Ltdwww.gretnagreen.comGretna GreenDumfries & Galloway
Harbourside Holiday House & Galloway
Hendersyde Farm Holiday Cottages Borders
Hillhouse Farm Escapes Borders
Holiday Inn Dumfries & Galloway
Julie Hill-Nethhillbordercollies Borders
Kingsknowes Hotel Borders
Kippford Classic Car Hire & Galloway
Kippford Lodges & Galloway
Kirkcudbright Art Tours & Galloway
Kirkcudbright Development & Galloway
Kirkwood - Real Farm & GallowayKirkwood is a real working farm where, since 1973, self catering accommodation has been offered ( alongside farm/rural activities (RealFarmExperiences). Sleeping up to 32 in seven cottages (3/2 Star) and 10 more in a 5 Star farmhouse (RealFarmLuxury), guests can, if they wish, feed lambs, sheep, cattle, pigs, or chickens, collect eggs, drive tractors and quad bikes (RealFarmDriving), even Shear-a-Sheep. The lush pastures and 100acres of mature oak woods are idyllic for walking (dogs are welcome), foraging, amazing wildlife, and fishing for salmon and trout on the River Annan. Renowned meat (RealFarmMeat) can be purchased. So to re-connect with the countryside, in peace and quiet, visit our real farm: Kirkwood, near Lockerbie in South Scotland.
Kirkdale Estate & Galloway
Knockinaam Lodgewww.knockinaamlodge.comPortpatrickDumfries & Galloway
Landmark Press Press are Scotland's leading supplier in information for visitor's. We produce and distribute a range of regional Welcome bedroom folders that cover the whole of Scotland. These are displayed in all types of visitor accommodation for guests to browse during there stay. We also produce our highly successful Welcome to Edinburgh and Welcome to Scotland Guide which are also available in 7 languages. These are A5 guides free to pick up from our stands across the country. We run a targeted leaflet display service with our partner company with our stands displayed in may of the countries top attractions and hotels.
Langholm Tourism GroupLangholmDumfries & Galloway
Lodge on the Tweedhttps://www.lodgeonthetweed.comPeeblesScottish BordersA spacious 2 bedroomed Peebles holiday cottage to rent for 4 people, designed with comfort in mind, and close to all the shops, bars and restaurants in the picturesque town of Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

The Lodge on the Tweed is a 160 year old, beautifully furnished, traditional terraced cottage tucked away on a quiet pedestrian lane. The location offers peace, seclusion and privacy, the garden is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

There are a wealth of attractions and amenities nearby making The Lodge on the Tweed an ideal holiday location. It is the perfect base to explore Peebles, Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders and to enjoy a huge variety of local attractions, or pursuits such as walking, mountain biking, fishing and golf. Alternatively just sit back in this relaxing environment and enjoy your time in the lovely surroundings of the Tweed Valley.
McMillan Hotels & Galloway
Moorside Cottagewww.moorsidefarmhouse.comEastriggsDumfries & GallowayLocated just across the Scottish border, close to the village of Gretna Green and a stone's throw from the Solway coast. A charming family-run farm with luxury holiday cottage offering a high-end taste of country living and the good life – think great food, comfy-chic rooms, home-grown veg, fantastic views and plenty of fresh air.
We’re passionate about great experiences, making memories and celebrating Scotland and all the local produce, producers and beauty spots the country has to offer. We’d love you to visit and do the same.
Museum of Lead Mining & Galloway
Naked Sourdoughwww.instagram/nakedsourdoughJedburghScottish BordersNaked Sourdough Ltd is a small artisan bakery in the heart of Scottish Borders. Initially set up during the pandemic, what started as a home based side business grew into a very exciting artisan bakery, at the heart of our very supportive community. We have over 18 different types of Sourdough loaves, the majority of them with unique inclusions both in the area and UK wide. There's definitely something on our menu for any palate!
Nethhillbordercollies - Julie BordersNeth Hill Border Collies offers a unique sheepdog experience with demonstrations and training options at Carcant Farm, Heriot run by Julie Hill, the only woman to have won the Supreme International Sheepdog Trial. Julie has pioneered and produced books and DVDs about her Natural Way method which has some similarities to natural horsemanship.

A unique luxury cabin, available to all tourists, with views of stunning Borders countryside, just outside Innerleithen within easy reach of Peebles and many sites of natural and historical interest: Traquair House, St Ronan’s Wells, Robert Small’s printing works, Velvet Hall Alpacas. Good walking and cycling options, six miles from Glentress Forest, Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre (7 Stanes Trail) and Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland.

The cabin has two ensuite double bedrooms and generous kitchen/living area. Cosy stove for cooler days. Large secure garage with camera surveillance via cabin.
Ninefold Distilleryhttps://ninefolddistillery.comLockerbieDumfries & Galloway
Peebles Golf Clubwww.peeblesgolfclub.comPeeblesScottish Borders
Peebles BordersSitting in 30 acres on the Venlaw Hill, we've been an iconic landmark of Peebles since we laid our foundation. With panoramic views over the Tweed Valley, Peebles Hydro is a stone's throw from the River Tweed and Glentress Forest in the Heart of the Scottish Borders, while only 22 miles from Edinburgh and 50 miles from Glasgow. We pride ourselves on being a newly refurbished and eco-friendly hotel, yet steeped in history. We've 132 bedrooms that have undergone a multi-million refurbishment, with tweed fabrics from the local mill and quirky maps of the local area hidden in lampshades and with earthy tones to truly compliment the surrounding landscape. With 6 flexible function spaces that can accommodate from 3 to 300, light and contemporary or traditional and cosy; panoramic views of the Tweed Valley or an original Battle of Bannockburn wall mural. Our 1881 Gin Distillery and School sits on what was once the original hotel pool and now, a beautifully designed room you'll find 26 individual copper stills lined in rows, glass jars brimming with botanicals and a large dining, meeting or networking area with natural light. We offer full Gin distill experience, creating your own perfect recipe, gin tour and tasting.
Pend House Lettings & Galloway
Pirn LodgeScottish BordersWe plan to build a small safari style lodge in the Scottish Borders, beginning with three rooms and a large main area. The dome rooms will accommodate two people sharing, have tea and coffee facilities and have an en-suite bathroom with toilet and shower. The main area will have a kitchen and dining area, where we would host cocktail hour and shared, set menu dinners in the evenings using local ingredients. Breakfast in the morning is included in the price. Lunch is not included and this gives guests the freedom to roam during the day and not have to be back at a set time. There is a lot to do in the area with our guided nature walks, cycling tracks and estate activities nearby, which we would be more than happy to help organise. We believe what makes a stay special are the small details, such as stargazing and sundowner drinks, put together with good customer service. With our experience managing up market African safari lodges, we believe we can make this idea a success and are currently waiting for planning permission to be approved. We have great plans, but would like to start small.
Quercus Garden Plants Borders
Riddell Farms Borders Borders
Robert Burns Ellisland GirthDumfries & GallowayEllisland, the family home built by Robert Burns in 1788 for his bride Jean Armour. Set picturesquely on the banks of the River Nith, Burns could not have chosen a more idyllic spot.

Follow in the footsteps of one of world’s greatest poets and experience the peace and tranquillity of its riverside location. Admire the view of the Nith from his study where many of his greatest works were penned, and soak in the unique atmosphere of Ellisland Farm, which has barely changed since the time of Burns.

Connect with the Bard and his life here at the farm through an extensive collection of artefacts, memorabilia and manuscripts housed at the home he built, lived and worked in.
Schloss Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Coursewww.roxburghe.netKelsoScottish Borders
Selkirk Arms & Galloway
September CottageMelroseScottish Borders
Shambellie House Trustwww.shambelliehouse.orgNew AbbeyDumfries & Galloway Borders
Solway Connections Guided & GallowayHeritage walking and driving tours with a local guide, discovering built and natural sites of the stunning Solway coast and Borderlands of south west Scotland. Immersive experiences and authentic encounters with local culture through the people and places in a rarely touched corner of the British Isles. Explore the hidden history of this spectacular area. Connect with off-the-beaten-track heritage sites, local stories and stunning views of the Solway coastal waters and Borders. Ready designed tour routes or bespoke itineraries devised to suit specific interests.
Solway & GallowaySolway Spirits is an Award winning distillery. It is true micro craft distillery, located on the beautiful, majestic and windswept coastline of the Solway Firth in south west Scotland
Owners and distillers Andrew and Kate have a lifelong passion for innovative thinking and love to push creative boundaries.
All products are distilled, hand bottled and labeled here at the distillery, using the finest ingredients sourced from British suppliers
The still is almost never silent, with an accumulation of concoctions and experiments distilling. Copious tastings are required from the dedicated team, and only the very best make it to the bottle.
Our new shop and distillery are located on Downies Wynd in Annan DG12 6EE
Solway Spirits "The Eccentric Artisans"
Solway View Caravan & Camping Site & Galloway
Southerness Golf Clubhttps://southernessgolfclub.comSouthernessDumfries & Galloway
St Boswells Golf BoswellsScottish Borders
Stevenson TrustLangholmDumfries & Galloway
STGAGatehouse of FleetDumfries & Galloway
Stranraer Development & Galloway your perfect escape in South Scotland with Sykes Holiday Cottages. Take your pick from over 400 self-catering cottages in the region, with properties catering to every taste. Find impressive manor houses, secluded country cottages, historic homes, contemporary apartments and so much more. Whether on an escape with family, friends, or just your canine companion, you're sure to find your next memorable escape with Sykes.
Tempest Brewing Co Ltdwww.tempestbrewco.comTweedbank Industrial EstateScottish Borders
The Auld Kirk Luxury Bed and Breakfastwww.auldkirk.scotKirkbeanDumfries & GallowayLuxury Bed and Breakfast in the Auld Kirk
The Crichton & Galloway
The Devils Porridge & Galloway
The Five Turretswww.fiveturrrets.coomSelkirkScottish Borders
The Green Borders
The HR you are an owner of a small business or a busy department manager within an ambitious growth business, you’ll recognise the need to wear many different hats! With constant changes in legislation, dealing with people is becoming increasingly complex. Fortunately, we can unlock all your HR challenges from contract issues, sickness absence, flexible working requests to maternity/paternity leave requirements , disciplinary processes, redundancy, tupe and restructuring plans. We ease the worries associated with managing people by becoming your virtual HR Manager, here for you whenever you need us. With our annual retainer service available for a small monthly fee, you can contact the team anytime to receive HR advice to ensure you are on track with all your HR matters or if you prefer we can do ad-hoc work as required, enabling you to focus on what matters most - running your successful business.
The Jaggy Thistle Cafe/ & GallowayThe Jaggy Thistle is a Licenced Café / Bistro located in the Robert Burns Centre Museum Dumfries, this bright cosy café / Bistro is an ideal place to stop-off for a coffee, drink, light lunch, or meal before or after visiting the museum of cinema. The unique position offers exceptional views of the river and wildlife as well as the town and is a must visit location within Dumfries.
If you work or live-in town or are just visiting the Jaggy Thistle should be your place to go for a meal or light lunch, sit in or outside in the garden and river seating areas which really are outstanding.
The Trimontium Trust Borders
The Whithorn Trusthttps://thewhithorntrust.comWhithornDumfries & Galloway
Thirlestane Borders
Tower Farm BordersTwo self catering houses sleeping 10 each on a farm steading just off the A1. Our main market is families and groups. Can seat 20 in our dining room so popular with hen parties, celebration parties.
Trailbrakes Biking & Galloway
TrailSkills MTB coaching and & Galloway
Tree Tent Tents International designs and makes high quality, innovative glamping structures for the outdoor accommodation market. Tree Tents Estates buys or leases land to create small eco-resorts that offer guests close-to-nature holiday experiences in secluded or wilderness areas in beautiful, low-density rural environments. We are currently looking to buy or lease areas of land between 10 and 30 acres in all parts of the South of Scotland where we can create outstanding eco-resorts.
Visit South West Scotlandwww.visitsouthwestscotland.comKirkcudbrightDumfries & Galloway
Wigtown Book Festivalwww.wigtownbookfestival.comWigtownDumfries & GallowayThrough its activities Wigtown Festival Company (WFC) aims to create cultural, social, economic and educational benefits for people of all ages and from all parts of the community, something it has done for 22 years. The annual 10-day Wigtown Book Festival provides access to literary events and activities for more than 20,000 people of all ages a year. It also offers year round programmes for children and young people, including a dedicated children’s festival for Dumfries (Big DoG); a young people’s readers and writer’s weekend (Hooked); a monthly writing group for 14-25s; and a young readers group for 8-13s (Book Bridge). The festival’s schools and education programme reaches 2,000 children a year. The Festival Company also runs the Wigtown Poetry Prizes and, since 2021, the Anne Brown Essay Prize, which is awarded to the best essay produced annually in Scotland.
Wigtown Summer Market & Galloway
Willow eBikeswww.willowebikes.comMelroseScottish Borders
Wilsons Farm and Borders Wilson's Farm & Kitchen is based on a busy family farm in the foothills of the Cheviot Hills near Kelso. The Wilson Family and their well known herd - The Romany Herefords, have lived at 'Cowbog' since 1938. Specialising in both farm tours and food based events including Field to Fork Farm Tours, Breakfast Safaris, 'Wee Bothy' hire with local tasting platters and evening events in the beautiful Stable Block. Wilsons Farm & Kitchen showcases the best homegrown, grass-fed Scotch Beef and Lamb, kitchen garden fruit and vegetables alongside other judiciously selected Scottish Borders produce. Travel trade welcome. BordersWindlestraw is an independently-owned small luxury hotel overlooking the picturesque Tweed Valley in the stunning Scottish Borders. A magnificent Edwardian manor set in three acres of landscaped grounds, award-winning Windlestraw offers 5 star gold accommodation and an intimate dining experience. Our unique offering of luxury facilities and personal service makes us a truly unique destination and the perfect getaway.
Yellow Door Holidayswww.yellowdoorholidays.comKirkcudbrightDumfries & Galloway
The Bigger BordersWildlife and history tours exploring the South of Scotland. Half day from Biggar refreshments included. Full day from Edinburgh or Glasgow refreshments included lunch can be arranged. Experience the beauty that Southern Scotland has to offer. Chance upon a fleeting sight of Golden Eagle or Red Squirrel. Up to 7 tour guests in my vehicle binoculars, scope infomation sheets and guidebooks provided for the duration of the tour. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere as we share experiences together.