galloway hoard cross excavation

Discovery of the Galloway Hoard

Pop-up talks With excitement building before the return of the Galloway Hoard to the region in October, a series of mini pop-up events focussing on the story of its discovery…
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Tour of Britain Stage 7 winner


Belgian rider Yves Lampaert took Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s first victory of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain in Edinburgh on Saturday at the end of a stage dominated by a…
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AJ Bell Announced as Title Partner

AJ Bell Announced as Title Partner of Cycling Tour

AJ Bell has been confirmed as the new title partner of the 2021 AJ Bell Tour of Britain and AJ Bell Women’s Tour, Britain’s biggest and most prestigious cycle races.…
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South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project

South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project

As part of a series of groundbreaking translocations addressing low numbers of golden eagles in the south of Scotland, the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project has recently successfully transported…
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SSDA Newsletter – August 2021

A new survey has revealed that Dumfries and Galloway is Scotland’s second most popular staycation destination this year.  It says tourism bookings in Dumfries and Galloway are up 35% since…
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Iconic Scotland exhibition

Stars tell Scotland’s stories in new Iconic Scotland exhibition

Iconic Scotland Exhibition. Ahead of its public opening on 26 August, the latest addition to Scotland’s cultural and heritage scene – The Great Tapestry of Scotland – has today revealed…
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Great Tapestry of Scotland

World-Class Attraction Revealed

The new purpose-built Great Tapestry of Scotland gallery, visitor centre, cafe and workshop space has been revealed in its permanent home in Galashiels, the heartland of the Scottish Borders, ahead…
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Trimontium Museum

Trimontium Museum marching towards more positive times

The announcement that Scotland will move beyond level zero on 9th August bringing the end to the majority of Covid restrictions has been welcomed by many, but none more than…
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July Monthly Update

July Monthly Update – Summer Bumper Issue

With the summer holidays, the Scottish heatwave and the relaxation of restrictions, the tourist season in the South of Scotland has been picking up speed and this month. We have heard…
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Miracle at Mellerstain

Miracle at Mellerstain – seeks local businesses

Miracle at Mellerstain – Brand New Event to the South of Scotland this year – now looking for local businesses to collaborate with. Miracle at Mellerstain opens its gates on…
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