Your South of Scotland engagement tour summary

As part of our ‘Your South of Scotland’ Engagement Tour, we visited 24 different locations across the South of Scotland in two phases between November 2021 and March 2022. We also held two online virtual events and three business breakfast events.

Our events, which were open to all, provided an opportunity for you to meet our Chair and Chief Executive, face-to-face. We were eager to share with you what we are here to do, how we can help your business or community, and what we have been working on in your area.

Engagement tour presentation

The presentation used throughout the tour is available

We now want to use what we hear to help shape our future priorities and importantly our first Action Plan, which will set out our priorities up until 2025. 

This summary shares what we have heard so far, across the first phase of our tour.

Who we heard from

  • 214 people attended the 12 sessions during first phase
  • 38 per cent from businesses
  • 17 per cent community groups
  • 10 per cent social enterprises
  • 8 per cent was general public
  • 7 per cent public sector
  • 7 per cent charity

What we heard - key issues discussed

What next?

We will publish another summary of the entire tour and additional engagement, which will be published in summer 2022.

Where can I find out more?

  • Phone - 01387 454032
  • Email - strategy at