New Coast to Coast Cycle route named in homage to Scotland’s pedal bike pioneer

The 250-mile coast to coast cycle route set to launch in the south of Scotland this summer will be named after Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the 19th century Dumfriesshire blacksmith who invented…
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Partners unite for drive to boost South of Scotland Visitor Economy and support thriving communities

Sustainable economic growth and community prosperity are the key objectives of ongoing work by a group of major organisations to co-develop a new responsible tourism strategy for the south of…
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South of Scotland to receive its own VisitScotland Thistle Awards

The South of Scotland is to have its own dedicated regional tourism awards, as part of the prestigious annual Scottish Thistle Awards, celebrating excellence in Scottish tourism and events, it…
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SSDA Newsletter February 2023

It’s been a wonderful first month in post. Thank you to all who have taken the time to meet me and share their vision and their priorities for the future…
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Full programme details announced for ‘must-attend’ South of Scotland Destination Alliance Conference

A packed programme of topical talks, breakout sessions and networking opportunities has been unveiled for the South of Scotland Destination Alliance’s (SSDA) second annual conference being held at Peebles Hydro…
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Snowdrop Display at Drumlanrig Castle

Snowdrop Spotting at Drumlanrig Castle Gardens

  Castle Gardens open Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March for the first Snowdrop Walk Weekend Enjoy snowdrops and other signs of Spring Visitors to Drumlanrig Castle Gardens – the…
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Dalkeith Easter Events

Get egg-cited for Dalkeith Country Park’s Easter programme of events

Dalkeith Country Park launches its Easter events and activity programme 1 to 16 April 2023. Dalkeith Country Park’s Easter programme has officially launched with a huge variety of family events…
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The Hairy Bikers set to attend Food Tourism industry event in Glasgow

Hairy Bikers will join Instagram food sensations, The Taste Cadets and leading food and drink broadcaster Simon Preston at Destination Scotland-The Power of Food Tourism   Celebrity chefs, David Myers…
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Galloway Country Fair

Save the date for one of Dumfriesshire’s biggest rural events

Galloway Country Fair returns on 12th & 13th August Early bird tickets, saving 15%, out now   The award-winning Galloway Country Fair returns this summer to Drumlanrig Castle and Country…
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Scotland Lights Up In Rainbow Colours Marking Six Months To Go Until 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

Iconic Scottish landmarks illuminated in the UCI’s rainbow colours to mark six months until the biggest cycling event in the world –   Organisers of the 2023 UCI Cycling World…
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