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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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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

BORDERS BOOK FESTIVAL 2022 RETURNS TO HARMONY GARDEN WITH LIVE EVENTS IN JUNE

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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