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Taste our Best research

TASTE OUR BEST RESEARCH Are you a tourism or hospitality businesses that serves, sells or provides food and drink ? We want to know what you think! We’ve commissioned Bannikin…
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DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY TO HOST THE 2022 BRITISH NATIONAL ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS

British Cycling announced the 2022 British National Road Championships will take place in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, once again bringing together the time-trial, circuit and road race championships into three…
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Stranraer Oyster Festival is Back

Stranraer Oyster Festival, one of Scotland’s biggest food festivals, is set for a sensational return later this year, with organiser Stranraer Development Trust confirming the event will take place from…
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SSDA Newsletter March 2022

“March is known as Scottish Tourism Month and the South of Scotland has certainly embraced the theme wholeheartedly. We had our inaugural SSDA conference to which we were delighted to…
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Stranraer & Galashiels Unveiled as 2022 Tour Series Hosts

Stranraer will welcome Britain’s leading male and female cyclists when it hosts the Tour Series, the fun, free and family-friendly cycling event, in May. The Toon will host round four…
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Enjoying Camera Obscura at the Dumfries Museum

Camera Obscura reopens in Dumfries

In a darkened room at the top of an old tower in Dumfries, an early 19th century machine reveals a colour moving image of the life and landscape of the…
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South of Scotland Destination Alliance conference Keynote speaker travel journalist & broadcaster Simon Calder

Travel Expert supports the South of Scotland as Perfect Escape from City Life

Leading travel writer and broadcaster Simon Calder tells South of Scotland Destination Alliance conference that the region is perfectly placed to attract city dwellers who crave escapes in rural areas.…
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Educational events programme launched by Loch Ken ranger service

Loch Ken Ranger Service launches educational events programme

In April 2020, Loch Ken Trust established the Loch Ken Ranger Service as one of the first ever community-led ranger services in Scotland.  Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government,…
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Threave Filmmaking project

Educational film project starts at Threave Landscape Restoration site

The Galloway Glens Scheme and The National Trust for Scotland are excited to start a new educational film project at the Threave Landscape Restoration project site at Kelton Mains near…
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SSDA and Traveltech for Scotland partnership announced

A collaboration between the South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA) and Traveltech for Scotland (TTS) has been launched to support tourism and hospitality across the region through better connected and…
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