Driving strategic change in the South of Scotland

SOSE is helping to drive positive change in the region, to help our communities to thrive and prosper.

Scotland needs to adapt to meet current and future challenges, and the South is playing its part. Key challenges and opportunities include the environment, fair work, demographics, and national economic recovery. The South has tremendous potential to benefit and lead the way in these areas, with ambitious, innovative thinking.

SOSE key themes

SOSE is working on several overarching themes aligned to the priorities of the Scottish Government’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation and the South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy. Once you come on board with us, we’ll keep you up-to-date and, if appropriate, help you get well aligned, so you can benefit from being part of the strategic picture. Read on for more information.


Our region is undoubtedly shaped and defined by the people who call it home. They are the lifeblood of the economy, a reflection of the history, heritage, culture of the region and fundamental to the future growth and prosperity of the South of Scotland.


SOS Regional Economic Strategy,