South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy 2021

Closed 16 Aug 2021

Opened 2 Jul 2021


The Regional Economic Strategy (RES) is the economic plan for the South of Scotland being progressed by the South of Scotland Regional Economic Partnership (REP).

It has been developed following an extensive period of engagement in early 2021.  The REP has taken what you said and developed the draft strategy which you can read below.

It is a vital strategy at a crucial time for our region setting out a clear vision for how we want the region's economy to look and work in the future.

A Delivery Plan is being progressed alongside the strategy, helping to translate the strategy into actions. This will help us co-ordinate activities to help us to achieve more through working together.

Why do we want to hear from you?

To make the desired difference, the RES needs to be developed in the South, by the South and for the South.

You told us back in February what your priorities are for the South of Scotland.  We have brought these altogether into our draft strategy, and now we need you to tell us if we have gotten it right.

The time is NOW for the South of Scotland, and there has never been a more important time for the future of our region so tell us your views on the future you want for our region.

This is the Draft Regional Economic Strategy.

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We have also produced an 'Easy Read' version of the RES.

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The RES is also backed up by a number of Technical Reports which can be accessed HERE.


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