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Galloway Glens Scheme secures six-month extension

The Galloway Glens Scheme is five-years of activity in the Ken/Dee Valley, supporting a range of projects that ‘connect people to their heritage’ while boosting the local economy and supporting…
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Days Out Incentive Fund still open

VISITSCOTLAND has launched a new campaign encouraging people across Scotland to experience a Great Day Out across the country this winter. Participating businesses are benefitting from the Days Out Incentive…
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Two weeks to go to Scotland’s Tourism Industry Conference

Last year, the pandemic prevented an industry conference, but Scotland’s Tourism Industry Conference is back, with promises of bigger and bolder than ever before. Featuring a stellar line-up of inspirational…
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Eildon Melrose Log Cabin wins at European Holiday Home Awards

A luxury log cabin with hot tub in the South of Scotland has won Best Green Holiday Home from the European Holiday Home Awards. Reiver’s Hideaway, located in Melrose, is…
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Engagement tour discussing the future of the South of Scotland economy

The South of Scotland Enterprise has launched its first ever engagement tour of the South of Scotland, visiting 24 villages and towns across the region. The first meeting was held…
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SSDA Newsletter October 2021

BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT AND NEW CAMPAIGNS FOR THE SOUTH OF SCOTLAND Yesterday was budget day and the chancellor has outlined his plans. It’s encouraging to see higher than expected economic growth,…
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Cookery School gets quality mark from ICSA

The Station House Cookery School  has been awarded a prestigious kitemark of quality and accreditation from leading regulatory body, the Independent Cookery School Association (ICSA). The school, based in the…
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SSDA Newsletter September 2021

£240K FUNDING BOOST FOR THE SOUTH The SSDA are delighted to be awarded funding from VisitScotland’s Destination and Sector Marketing Fund and the Destination Leadership Recovery fund. We will be…
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Visitor Attraction survey highlights continuing problems for sector

Scottish Visitor Attractions Battling to Stay in Business

The latest survey of Scotland’s visitor attractions has revealed that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to devastate the sector – and it has seen no evidence of a…
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Hilary Mantel headlines Borders Book Festival at Abbotsford

Literary giants Hilary Mantel and Alexander McCall Smith, crime-writing royalty Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Christopher Brookmyre and Denise Mina and political leaders Ed Balls, Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband are…
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