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More Than A Quarter Of Tourism Businesses In South Of Scotland Contemplating Permanent Closure As Operating Costs Skyrocket

Results of first South of Scotland Destination Alliance ‘barometer survey’ reveal “exceptionally challenging” picture for tourism and hospitality businesses in the region   The results of an in-depth ‘barometer survey’…
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SSDA Newsletter October 2022

MESSAGE FROM OUR INTERIM CEO It has been an incredibly busy month for the team as we continue to welcome businesses into the SSDA tourism community and prepare to launch…
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Dumfries and Galloway Council Announces Events Funding Programmes for 2023/24

Dumfries and Galloway Council has announced that its events funding programmes for 2023/24 are now open for applications.   The Community Events Fund and the Major Events Fund are part…
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Stranraer Oyster Festival delivers a £1.7 million economic boost

The return of Stranraer Oyster Festival last month generated an additional £1.7 million for the local economy, according to an independent economic impact report. The study, which was carried out…
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New 250 mile Coast to Coast cycle route gets green light

An exciting new 250 mile on-road cycle route covering the length of the South of Scotland has received the green light to progress to delivery stage. The Coast to Coast…
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Celebrating Galloway Place Names

The Galloway Glens Place Names Day marks a celebration of recent work to better understand and interpret Galloway’s Place Names. Social media posts through the day will build to an…
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Webinar for D& G Businesses to apply for new licence

South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA) and Dumfries & Galloway Council join forces to host the ‘must-attend’ digital session for businesses in the region who now require a short-term let…
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Galloway Glens Winter Programme launches

This week sees the launch of the Galloway Glens Winter Programme, a series of eight events covering everything from Geese to Romans, with everything in between… Join us, and a…
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Faces from the past revealed at Whithorn

Talking 3D digital reconstructions of a young 14th-century woman and a cleric with a cleft palate  were unveiled as part of this year’s Wigtown Book Festival. The Whithorn Trust Event,…
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Galloway Nobel Prize winner James Mirrlees honoured with lecture and birthplace plaque 

Galloway Nobel Prize winner Sir James Mirrlees was honoured this weekend when a plaque was unveiled at his birthplace and an annual lecture series named after him was inaugurated at…
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