Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere

Supporting businesses and communities in the South of Scotland

Help shape the future of the South of Scotland by giving your views on the first Regional Economic Strategy (RES)

The South of Scotland's Regional Economic Partnership (REP) is developing the first Regional Economic Strategy (RES) and we need the thoughts of the people who live and work here on how they want the future of the region to look.

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Support Services

Trying to get your business idea started, or working to expand? Our support is open to communities, social enterprises and businesses of all sizes and sectors. We are here to help you make the most of your opportunity and reach your potential.

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The South is full of vibrant communities, each with a rich history and culture. We are here to build and grow our communities so that residents, businesses, and visitors thrive in the places where they live, work, and love to discover.

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Find out more about events in our region and book your place on the next one. All details are on

South of Scotland Enterprise invests in new conservation and breeding centre for endangered birds in Scottish Borders.

"This amazing award from SOSE will specifically fund a boardwalk in the outdoor area. The boardwalk will enable visitors to come hand-to-beak with inspiring birds such as flamingos - creating life experiences."
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South of Scotland Enterprise backing for Moffat community building plans

"We are delighted to be supported by SOSE in developing plans for the future of the Old Church Depot site at Annanside, and this grant will help us to work up some options."
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We pride ourselves in making sure we keep you updated with our latest news. You can read our latest updates by visiting our news section where we publish all our press releases.

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Who we are

Nobody understands the South of Scotland more than the people who live and work here and we recognise the diverse experiences that help shape our community.  We see our region as more than just a place - it’s somewhere we’re proud to call it home.

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What inspires you? If it’s the opportunity to create a better, more prosperous and more inclusive future for the South of Scotland, then you’ll be in like-minded company at South of Scotland Enterprise.

The support of SOSE shows real commitment and understanding from the new agency."

Joan Mitchell, Chair of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere Partnership Board