Your South of Scotland engagement tour

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.

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.

Sign up and come talk to us

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 two virtual sessions held, with one of the physical events expected to also be streamed over SOSE’s social media channels.

COVID-19 safe

All venues used during the ‘Your South of Scotland’ engagement tour will be COVID-safe.

In line with Scottish Government guidance, we would request all those attending our engagement sessions to take a lateral flow test beforehand. If you test positive, please stay at home, isolate and take a PCR test. 

Your South of Scotland dates

Engagement tour dates

6.45pm to 8pm for all events

Phase one

Phase two

Help shape the local economy

  • The sessions will allow businesses, social enterprises, community groups and the general public to give their views on what our priorities should be for the local economy.
  • This feedback will also help us shape our first ever three year Action Plan – a vital strategy which will set out SOSE’s priorities and ambitions for the region.
  • ‘Your South of Scotland’ will also allow SOSE to report back on how previous engagement has helped shape SOSE’s initial focus and highlight some of the work and the difference its support has made to the South.
  • Our support has included approving funding totalling around £28million to more than 620 local businesses, organisations and community groups, and assisting over 700 clients through one to one, tailored advice and support during 2020/21.