Supporting businesses and communities in the South of Scotland

We are visiting 24 villages and towns across the South of Scotland from November 2021 to March 2022 as part of our first ever engagement tour.

Phase one is now complete but we will back in 2022 for a further 12 sessions. 

The sessions are open to everyone in the South to meet our Chair, Professor Russel Griggs OBE, and Chief Executive Jane Morrison-Ross to give their views on what they think the priorities should be for our local economy.

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Booking is required in advance – please complete a quick online form for the event you wish to attend or phone 0300 304 8888 if require some assistance booking your place.

For those unable to attend, there will be a virtual session held in January.

To sign up and for further details on locations. 

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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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