Spring Conference Exhibitors

Visit Berwickshire Coast
"Stretching from the Scottish Border to Cove, The Berwickshire Coast’s strong connection to the sea has produced a unique heritage, culture, history, nature which attracts all the family. Visitors will get to experienced charming working harbours, an
abundance of wildlife through our nature, wildlife and marine reserves, award-winning food and drink, plus more! For the adventurer, dive down to the coral cities at St Abbs, our award-winning beach, Coldingham Bay is perfect for surfing whilst boats trips in and around the Berwickshire Marine Reserve are a must to see our dolphins and other sea life! Explore Historic Shores!

Scottish Classic Tours
Looking for something a little bit different? Ideally located between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scottish Classic Tours offers personalised, private and bespoke tours for up to 7 persons in classic vehicles such as a fully restored 1971 Volkswagen campervan, award winning Rover or Citroen Space Tourer.
Tours can either be half, full or multi day with each itinerary being matched to client request. Whether their interest is castles, mountains, wildlife, whisky or something completely different, our full Highland dress wearing professional guide, who has previous Royalty and Diplomatic Protection experience, will ensure your clients take home unforgettable memories of Midlothian and the Scottish Borders.

Visit Kelso
Formed as a community group in May 2015, Visit Kelso aims to proactively market and promote the town of Kelso and the surrounding areas, to both locals and visitors to The Scottish Borders.
Promoting the town throughout the year highlighting Kelso as a vibrant place for shopping, eating, staying, taking part in activities or events and using professional services, for locals, Borderers and visitors to the region.
The main platforms for this promotion are the Visit Kelso website and social media profiles on Facebook and Twitter.

Members of Visit Kelso are local business owners, who carry out the majority of the work on a voluntary basis. Happy to do so, knowing that by being part of the group they benefit greatly from the additional energy and effort put into promoting the town.

Tweed Valley Tourism BID
Bold and innovative, the Tweed Valley Tourism Business Improvement District (Tourism BID) is about local businesses of all shapes and sizes working together, and investing collectively, with the aim of creating a world-class activity destination. We look forward to speaking with delegates about our plans and outlining how businesses can be involved in, and benefit from, this exciting project.




Business Gateway is delivered by local authorities and offer a wide range of practical advice and support on how to start up and develop a business. We have strong partnerships with a wide variety of organisations to help deliver the best advice and support to Scottish businesses. We offer a range of professional resources, support and tools to help you learn new skills, create new opportunities and develop sustainable strategies for growth. As well as 1:1 local advice, we have an advanced business development programme as well as half day workshops. You can tap into our online resources, which include free market research and market reports.

Famously Hawick
The Cashmere, Tweed and Whisky Town
For the finest collection of premium Scottish products, there’s only one town to visit.
Hawick in the Scottish Borders has a rich manufacturing heritage and an international reputation for producing quality goods.

From the ‘Home of Tweed’ and some of the best cashmere and knitwear producers in the world today to the first whisky distillery to open in the Scottish Borders since 1837. With the Borders Distillery, Hawico, Johnstons of Elgin, William Lockie and Lovat Mill all located between the four bridges of Hawick, nowhere else will you find such a wide range of premium Scottish products all made in the same town.

In the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders and just over an hour from Edinburgh and Carlisle, unwrap ‘Famously Hawick’ for yourself.     Made here. Sold here. Unmissable.

VisitScotland is the national tourism organisation for Scotland. Our main aim is to contribute significantly to the advancement of Scottish tourism by giving it a real presence in the global marketplace and benefiting the whole of Scotland. We work closely with the tourism industry in Scotland, helping you to find the latest news and research, get personalised business advice and give our visitors the best possible experience.

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Borders is one of 21 Regional Groups across Scotland set up to bridge the gap between education and the world of work. Established in January 2017 they are an industry-led group with representation from key sectors and work in close partnership with Scottish Borders Council Education Department and Borders College. Based at Ettrick Riverside in Selkirk the team of 3 encourage all businesses, regardless of size or sector, to get involved. Working with young people from age 3 to 24  their aim is to strengthen links between business and education to help young people be more work-ready and aware of the opportunities and pathways available to them.            

Ride Scottish Borders is another project managed by The Southern Uplands Partnership - the project is promoting sustainable equestrian tourism in the Scottish Borders by working with a wide range of existing equestrian related businesses and encourage the development of new businesses, helping them to grow, work together, and develop products that both help them and strengthen the wider Borders economy






The Roxburghe Shooting School is nestled in the grounds of one of Scotland’s finest country house hotels; The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course. It occupies a peaceful location set within 500 acres of wooded parkland, beside the River Teviot and close to the market town of Kelso. The Shooting School is a perfect teaching ground from absolute beginners to the most accomplished shots, we can present a comprehensive range of targets to suit each individual’s requirements.


Whether you are a school leaver, returning to learning or striving to improve your skills and knowledge in the workplace, Borders College can help you achieve your goals and realise your potential. Borders College is located in the Scottish Borders and offers a wide range of courses, from an introductory level through to advanced courses at Higher National level, including the full range of apprenticeships courses, from modern apprenticeships to foundation apprenticeships. We also provide a large number of industry-based training courses for businesses throughout Scotland. Courses are available to study full-time or part-time, during the day or in the evenings and at a variety of locations, depending on the needs of our students.With our modern Scottish Borders Campus at Netherdale in Galashiels, home to the majority of our wide range of full-time and part-time courses, our campus in Hawick, which is home to our Business Development Unit, and our Land-based campus at Newtown St Boswells, along with our Construction Hub at Tweedbank, we ensure that students choosing to study at Borders College will benefit from a first-class learning environment.

The Borders College Tourism Academy has been established to provide industry with high quality, flexible education and training for Tourism, Events, Business and Hospitality in the Scottish Borders. As the demand for tourism and hospitality continues to grow there is an even greater need for well-trained, professional and flexible workforce to meet the demands of the Tourism & Hospitality sector.

The Regional Skills Assessment for the Scottish Borders forecasts that between 2018-2028 that tourism  is a substantial growth area for the region along with the growth of related employment disciplines of Administration, Arts, Entertainment, Sport and Culture.

The Scottish Borders already offers a wealth of tourism attractions with the future additions of the Jim Clark Museum and the Tapestry of Scotland.

The Tourism Academy seeks to offer training of the highest standards to those who choose a career in tourism and hospitality, be it through their employers, such as hotels and restaurants, tourism activity providers or tour operators.

Borders College already has a first class reputation from education and training in the Hospitality Sector.  The Tourism Academy builds on this quality and broadens the opportunities from individuals to study a wide range of subjects from foundation to degree level.

The key aim of the Tourism Academy is to ensure that the current and future workforce are sufficiently skilled and knowledgeable to meet both the short and long term goals of the sector.

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Peebles Hydro Hotel With panoramic views over the Tweed Valley, Peebles Hydro is set within 30 acres and a stone’s throw from the River Tweed in the heart of the Scottish Borders.  Recently joining the Crieff Hydro Family of hotels, the hotel has been busy undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment over the past couple of years. The hotel boasts 130 bedrooms, a Gin Palace, micro-brewery, picnic shop as well as brand new meeting spaces accommodating up to 250. Visit our Gin palace, home to over 100 different types of gin to try, with a new Gin Distillery and Gin School opening in summer 2019.

MBTAG – Midlothian & Borders Tourism Action Group
MBTAG was set up in January 2017 following funding from Scottish Enterprise Tourism Development Fund and the Scottish Government Blueprint. Following the success of the ‘Borders Railway’, which opened in September 2015. Phase 1 of MBTAG delivered events, opportunities and tools for the tourism industry. Now in Phase 2 we have the fantastic opportunity to market the destination and deliver a range of travel trade activities by creating new products and experiences which has been funded by Leader & Blueprint.

For You. For your partner. For your family.
After an exciting hunting excursion, you will stay int he charming surroundings of the freshly renovated castle hotel. Nature lovers will find a wonderful place here that is unparalleled in te Scottish Border region. Twenty uniquely designed rooms await our guests with a cosy atmosphere. Look forward to many magical moments, and authentically Scottish experiences. For more information please visit:

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