Visitor Economy Week 2023

8TH - 14TH MARCH 2023

Visitor Economy Week 

Showcasing the employment & education opportunities within the South of Scotland tourism sector.

Highlighting the benefits of the tourism industry as a career of choice,  building a resilient future workforce for the region, stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship.

Tourism is already a vital part of the local economy, with growing numbers of opportunities for rewarding careers helping visitors to discover all the fantastic things the south of Scotland has to offer. With stunning landscapes to walk, cycle, swim and fish in, fascinating history, fabulous places to stay, eat and drink and the friendliest welcome, the best of Scotland really does start here.

Come and find out all you need to know about starting your career in tourism and help us give this incredible region the recognition it deserves.

Melanie Allen
Interim CEO SSDA

The Visitor Economy in the South of Scotland offers such a huge variety of career opportunities. Dumfries and Galloway College are excited to be part of the series of events and initiatives that will showcase what the sector has to offer, how we support businesses and individuals that are involved in it or want to become involved in it.

Come and join us in March to be part of the journey to put the South of Scotland on the global stage!


Eva Milroy
Dumfries & Galloway College Account Manager

Borders College are delighted to be part of South of Scotland Visitor Economy Week in March 2023. This is an exciting time for the South of Scotland and, of course, the Borders region.

We look forward to working with our partners to showcase not only the beauty of South of Scotland as a travel destination but also highlight the diverse range of qualifications and employment opportunities within the travel and tourism sector. We will be hosting a number of activities to coincide with the week.

Anne-Marie Sturrock
Borders College Vice Principal - Student Experience

An Exciting Year Head

The South of Scotland was named one of Lonely Planet’s 30 Best in Travel destinations for 2023 and with the opening of the new Coast to Coast cycle route this summer, there are more and more new opportunities to get involved in the visitor economy. 

Join us as we showcase the employment & education opportunities within the South of Scotland tourism sector, highlighting the benefits of the tourism industry as a career of choice. 




South of Scotland Industry Skills Roadshow


Friday 10th March 09h30 - Kirkcudbright Dark Space Planetarium 

Monday 13th March 09h30 - Buccleuch Arms, St Boswells

Get ready to immerse yourself in the exciting South of Scotland Visitor Economy Week!

Join us for informative roadshow events that will be co-delivered by the region's educational partners. This is the perfect opportunity for employers to gain valuable insights and learn about the fantastic training on offer in the area.

Upskilling and reskilling is available at little to no cost for both individuals and businesses, making it the perfect time for visitor economy organisations in the South of Scotland to get involved.

We can't wait to welcome you to one of these events and share with you all the incredible opportunities available to help your business thrive. Don't miss out!

Collaboration between the following partners has made this event possible


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