Sustainable economic growth and community prosperity are the key objectives of ongoing work by a group of major organisations to co-develop a new responsible tourism strategy for the South of Scotland in collaboration with local stakeholders.
David Hope-Jones OBE, new-in-post Chief Executive of the South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA) shared the latest information on the joint strategy as he welcomed guests to the SSDA’s second major annual conference, held this year at Peebles Hydro on Tuesday 14 March.
Through 2023, businesses, organisations, community groups and individuals will be able to feed into the development of the new responsible tourism strategy for the south of Scotland. We will be working with the SSDA on this, alongside the South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE), Scottish Borders Council and Dumfries & Galloway Council.
In the picture: Mark Rowley, Strategy Manager Tourism, SOSE; David Hope-Jones OBE, CEO, SSDA; Annique Armstrong, Destination Development Director (South of Scotland), VisitScotland; Councillor Euan Jardine, Leader of Scottish Borders Council; Councillor Scott Hamilton, Scottish Borders Council