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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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SOUTH OF SCOTLAND’S TOURISM INDUSTRY TO COME TOGETHER AT INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

The South of Scotland Destination Alliance’s first conference will look at how the sector can work together to recover from the pandemic and elevate the region into a leading destination…
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Alasdair Hutton helps tell the tale of Sir Walter Scott's first love in a new video from Visit Kelso community group.

Telling the Story of Sir Walter Scott’s First Love for Scotland’s Year of Stories

In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Stories, a specially commissioned video is being released by community group, Visit Kelso, to tell the story of Sir Walter Scott’s first love. Scott,…
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South of Scotland aiming to be the next holiday destination in UK

South of Scotland: Perfectly Poised as Sustainable Holiday Destination

 Holidaymakers, from staycationers to international tourists, are missing out on a wealth of hidden gems across the South of Scotland, including its stunning beaches and coastline, high-quality local food and…
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Tweed Valley Enduro contributes £13K to local charities

EWS Tweed Valley donates £13,000 to local charities

An Innerleithen-based company has revealed the positive legacy of their mountain bike event in the area last October, after contributing more than £13,000 to local causes.   The Enduro Sports Organisation…
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