Supporting businesses and communities in the South of Scotland

How can we help you?

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Support Services

Trying to get your 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 work in partnership with you, to add value and to help you 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. Visit our events section.

We are firmly focused on the future and our ongoing plans to listen, be innovative, different and deliver for the South of Scotland.

New Scottish Borders cashmere brand Kinalba launched following SOSE support

Sinclair Duncan Textiles, the established Galashiels cashmere accessory manufacturer, has launched a new, premium cashmere brand Kinalba, with the help of South of Scotland Enterprise.

SOSE supports Dumfries Social Enterprise plan to expand with £25,000 grant

Let’s Get Sporty Community Trust (LGSCT) has received a welcome boost of £25,000 from South of Scotland Enterprise to help with the planning of a new extension at their base at Lochvale House in Dumfries. The funding will be specifically used for development costs and architect drawings during its initial stages.

Powering Change - Calling the South of Scotland to action

South of Scotland Enterprise is calling on local businesses and organisations to take action to ensure the region maximises future energy opportunities – which could lead to the creation of hundreds of green jobs.

Read more here.

More about our organisation

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.


If you are a business, social enterprise or community – and have an idea or need support; no matter what it is – we are here to listen. We want to have a conversation with you so we can really understand your situation. That way we can make sure you get what you really need.  

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