Supporting businesses and communities in the South of Scotland

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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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Iconic Jedburgh building’s regeneration plans receive SOSE funding boost

"It is great to have support from SOSE to explore options for the Bakery - it is a great space with lots of potential and we will be consulting with individuals and groups in Jedburgh to develop a plan for a creative and sustainable future for the building."
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South of Scotland Enterprise and Scottish Borders Council support for next phase of Galashiels regeneration

"This new support will allow our volunteers to do even more and continue our efforts to make a difference and contribute to creating a Vibrant Galashiels."
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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