Great Tapestry of Scotland

World-Class Attraction Revealed

The new purpose-built Great Tapestry of Scotland gallery, visitor centre, cafe and workshop space has been revealed in its permanent home in Galashiels, the heartland of the Scottish Borders, ahead of its public opening on Thursday 26 August. The latest addition to Scotland’s national cultural scene was unveiled as world-renowned author Alexander McCall Smith, whose…
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May Monthly Update

May Monthly Update – Newsletter

With more and more businesses in the South of Scotland reopening and once again welcoming visitors from near and far, we hope you are all well and doing what you do best. Our team has been catching up with partners, members and communities on welcoming back visitors, upcoming plans, and exciting new ideas. Read on for…
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April Monthly Update

April Monthly Update – Newsletter

WELCOME BACK! It’s reopening week for tourism and hospitality businesses across the South of Scotland and we are wishing you the best of luck. Our team caught up with partners, members and communities on what lies ahead and how we can best support you through recovery planning, extending the season and making the most of…
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March Monthly Update – Newsletter

What’s new in the South of Scotland On Monday, we announced our first major steps to making the South a world-class destination and supporting the region’s economic recovery from the impact of Covid-19, with the unveiling of a new look Scotland Starts Here campaign and the appointment of our inaugural Chief Executive. Read on and catch up on…
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The South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA), today announced the organisation’s first major steps to making the South a world-class destination.

January Monthly Update

February Monthly Update – Newsletter

What’s new in the South of Scotland We’re getting ready for launch, so make sure to join us on this exciting journey to put the South of Scotland on the tourist map.

January Monthly Update

January Monthly Update – Newsletter

What’s new in the South of Scotland Happy New Year from Team SSDA! We are starting the year with a flurry of activity, bringing you great events and opportunities to upskill, network, and be informed about the latest goings on.

SSDA Seek Chief Executive

  The SSDA team continues to grow and we are now seeking our first Chief Executive. We have huge ambitions for the South of Scotland and so the Board are looking for someone who shares our enthusiasm and values, and who can be creative in building our organisation so that those ambitions are realised and…
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Christmas Starts Here

November Update – Christmas Starts Here

Christmas Starts Here It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Things have been busy for the team: We have been working behind the scenes to shine a light on the South of Scotland at a time when it’s needed more than ever.


Join today and help shape / drive / be at the forefront of tourism in the South of Scotland The SSDA team is now ready, and hugely excited to welcome members! We cannot wait to work together with you, putting your business /organisations front and centre of our plans to make the South a first-class…
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