Winter Webinars 2023 – 2024

The SSDA are delighted to bring members a series of winter webinars between November 23 and March 24 to inspire, develop and learn.  The ten workshops cover subjects from seasonal marketing campaigns, capturing the Dark Skies to making an application to be a Thistle winner!

Keep checking in to hear more.

A Year Round Destination

Tuesday 14th November 2023, 10am

An update on the launch of the seasonality campaign, a preview of our creatives and learn how to attract business out of season.

Linked Travel

Linked Travel Arrangements

Friday, 1st December 2023, 1pm

Learn more about Package Travel & Linked Travel Arrangements ann proposed changes to the existing legislation.

Dark Sky Tourism

Thursday, 16th November 2023, 10am

Join us as we talk to dark sky experts, highlight case studies on how to become more dark sky friendly and tap into the growing dark sky network in the region. 


Group visit at Annandale Distillery

Engage with the Travel Trade

Tuesday, 16th January 2024, 10am

Debunking the myths? Learn from both a travel trade business and a South of Scotland business about how best to work together to increase visitor numbers.

Trimontium Museum, Melrose

Developing Experiences

Tuesday, 30th January 2024, 2pm

When people travel, they no longer want to just ‘see’ a place; they want to live it, breath it, touch it, become part of it.  Find out more on this two hour workshop.

Cyclists on the Kirkpatrick C2C

Cycling Workshop

Wednesday, 7th February 2024, 11am

Cycling starts here! From the UCI Bike Region designation and major cycling events to new cycling infrastructure and trails for all, the opportunities of two-wheeled adventures in our region are endless.

Making the most of Scotland Starts Here

Monday, 19th February 2024, 11am

Join the SSDA team for a webinar diving into the functionalities and latest updates to the Scotland Starts Here website that you can use to showcase your offering and be included in marketing activity.

The South of Scotland Thistle Awards, crafted by Holmes Glass, Selkirk.

How to be a Scottish Thistle Award Winner

Thursday, 7th March 2024, 2pm

Interested in owning your own South of Scotland Thistle Award but not sure how to start the process?  Then join us to learn how to write that winning application!

Steam Data

Data, make it work for you

More details to follow.

Mennock Pass | Dumfries & Galloway

Regional Land Use Partnerships 

RLUPs are partnerships facilitating collaboration between local and national government, communities, land owners, land managers, and wider stakeholders.  How does this affect you?  More details to follow.