Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere

Supporting businesses and communities in the South of Scotland

How can we help you?

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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

SOSE supports new Coldstream Holiday Park

"I would like to thank SOSE for generously supporting the development of our brand-new Coldstream Holiday Park. This funding will undoubtedly help us to realise our ambition of providing a much-needed caravan park for Coldstream."
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We are 'Powering Change' and calling the South of Scotland to action

"We are here to make things happen in the South of Scotland – we are bold, ambitious and want to be a power for change."
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More about our organisation


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.

Who we are

We are the Economic and Community Development Agency covering Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. We are here to establish the South of Scotland as a centre of opportunity, innovation and growth. 

Work for us

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