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Who we are

Who we are

We work in a diverse region which extends from Dumfries and Galloway to the Scottish Borders, covering a land mass are of more than 1,000 km2. We have hubs across the region helping businesses and communities develop and grow.

Our Purpose and Priorities

Our Vision

We want to drive inclusive growth, increase competitiveness, and tackle inequality within the region. We want to establish the South of Scotland as a centre of opportunity, innovation and growth.

Our Mission

We will work with people and businesses in communities right across the South of Scotland to grow its economy by providing investment, expertise and mentoring. We’ll inspire the region to think bigger and unlock significant opportunities for all.

Our Values

Our four core values in which we will strive to follow are:

  • Be inclusive, supporting diverse thinking from diverse communities and businesses
  • Be responsible, to do what’s right for communities and the planet. To champion the South and all those who live there
  • Be bold, open minded and ambitious
  • Be striving, challenging ourselves to always be better.

Supporting the South

We support sustainable and inclusive growth across our region. In an area that is bursting with vibrant culture, great businesses, and diverse people, our role is to encourage and empower everyone. By uplifting our community, we will continue to make the South even stronger.

Our unique opportunity

Every region has its own unique challenges and its own unique opportunities. Nobody understands the South of Scotland more than the people who live and work here, and we recognise the diverse experiences that help shape our community.

We see our region as more than just a place - it’s somewhere we’re proud to call it home. Our work happens collaboratively across sectors with a focus on aligning our efforts, defining and delivering a clear strategy for economic development, and applying a fresh approach to everything we do.

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Uplifting the South of Scotland

Beyond the stunning natural features and dynamic communities, the South of Scotland offers a wealth of opportunity to residents, businesses, and visitors. With significant land assets, energy resources, an extensive education sector and a rich history, there are so many advantages to the South. Our work highlights each of these exceptional benefits, and we are tenacious in our support of this region. 

By working with the people and communities across the South of Scotland, we help inspire our region to think bigger, and unlock significant opportunities for everyone.

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Mission and targets

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Performance information

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