Essex House Tapestries: Grayson Perry's work to be exhibited at Great Tapestry of Scotland

Essex House Tapestries to exhibit at Great Tapestry of Scotland

The Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre, where Scotland’s story begins, has today been revealed as the next home for The Essex House Tapestries: Life of Julie Cope. The exhibit…
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SSDA forms strategic partnership with Scotland Food and Drink

South of Scotland Destination Alliance and Scotland Food & Drink form strategic partnership

The South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA) has formed a strategic partnership with industry leadership organisation, Scotland Food & Drink, to put food and drink producers from across the region…
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Borders Book festival to take place in Harmony Garden in Melrose in June at


The days are stretching, the daffodils are out, and summer is around the corner at last. What better way to mark spring than to add Borders Book Festival 2022 to…
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Lighthouses of the Rhins tour includes Corsewall Lighthouse, which is now a hotel.

Lighthouses of the Rhins Experiences Open for Booking

The iconic lighthouses on the Rhins of Galloway are to become more accessible than ever before with the launch of a new tourism trail by Stranraer Development Trust.  The Lighthouses…
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Golden Eagle release in southern Scotland

More Golden eagles to spot in Southern Scotland

The pioneering South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project has become the first in the UK to successfully translocate free-flying young golden eagles (aged between 6 months and 3 years) to…
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SSDA Newsletter February 2022

Whilst it certainly still feels very much like winter, the shoots of spring are showing. We have the announcement from the first minister on COVID restrictions ending on 21st March.…
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Reece Wilson Ambassador Scottish Borders

World champion mountain biker promotes Borders’ ‘world class environment’

As he bids to become world champion again, mountain biker Reece Wilson is flying the flag for the South of Scotland as a must-visit destination for cycling and outdoors adventures…
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EWS Tweed Valley

EWS Tweed Valley returns to Innerleithen

The Enduro World Series mountain bike race and festival is set to return to the Scottish Borders from the 2nd – 5th June this year. The event, which brought 15,000…
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Enduro Tweed Valley

Enduro bike race organiser seeks local partners

The Enduro World Series (EWS) mountain bike race and festival returns to the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders this year, bringing with it an estimated 20,000 visitors to the…
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Top traders invited to showcase their wares at Sir Jackie Stewart Classic this summer

Producers of premium arts, crafts, food and drink are being encouraged to apply for a spot at a major new motoring festival taking place at Thirlestane Castle in June. The…
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