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Supporting businesses and communities in the South of Scotland

Get in touch with us for support tailored to your circumstances

We are committed to doing everything we can to provide support wherever possible. Our support is tailored to individual needs and circumstances.  If you have already applied for available streams of funding and are genuinely still struggling, or you have a good idea to adapt or diversity your business please get in touch with us at Team SOSE so we can talk to you.  

About us

We’re SOSE, the economic and community development agency for the South of Scotland.

Our vision is to work with the people and communities across the South of Scotland to establish our region as a centre of opportunity, innovation and growth.

To find out more about why we are here and what we do, visit our who we are section.

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Operating Plan 2020/21

We are committed to listening to the people of the South, to do things differently and to empower everyone to help them make the South of Scotland an even greater place to live, work, visit, learn and invest in. 

Our Operating Plan published on 4 September 2020, provides a focus for the rest of the financial year, as well as our priorities as we look ahead to a wider period of consultation in order to develop our strategic action plan for the region. Read our Operating Plan 2020/21.

How we can help your business and community

Support Services

Trying to get your business idea started, or working to grow your existing organisation? Our support is open to communities, social enterprises and businesses of all sizes and sectors. SoSE is here to help organisations make the most of their opportunity and reach their potential.


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


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

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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.

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.