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What we want for the South of Scotland

1. Do you agree with our ambition outlined?

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No
Don't know
Please explain your answer.
Indeed a clear commitment is needed to ensure the future economic growth of south west Scotland

2. What would you like to see for the South of Scotland?

What would you like to see for the South of Scotland?
Increased tourism

Ambitions for the new South of Scotland Enterprise

3. What are your ambitions for the future economic success of the South of Scotland?

What are your ambitions for the future economic success of
My own personal ambition is to be a the forefront of tourism from outside the normal and already established groups within Dumfries and Galloway

The economic context of the South of Scotland

4. What are the strengths you would like to see the Agency build on?

What are the strengths you would like to see the Agency
Tourism

5. What are the economic challenges you would like to see the Agency address?

What are the economic challenges you would like to see the
Railways and transport infrastructure

Potential Activities for the South of Scotland Enterprise

6. What currently works well in the South of Scotland?

What currently works well in the South of Scotland?
Cottage Industries

7. What would you add or take away from the potential activities that the Agency could carry out across the three areas:

a) drive forward the economy?
Increase Tourism
b) sustain communities?
Communities are lost along the coast, due solely to holiday lets and no other Tourism input. Communities would thrive if there was a doubling of tourism in the area
c) capitalise on people and resources?
again, increase advertising for Tourism and then follow through on ideas presented to increase the economic community and thereby increasing the cottage industries already in place

8. What would you prioritise as the key areas of activity for the Agency?

What would you prioritise as the key areas of activity for the
Tourism

9. What specific things could the Agency do to help you, your business, your sector or your community?

What specific things could the Agency do to help you, your
Support both financial and advisory, to assist in forthcoming projects to increase Tourism in D&G

Effective boundaries

10. What could the Agency do outwith its boundaries working with other local authorities or with agencies like Highlands and Islands Enterprise to support specific projects which benefit the South of Scotland and with national agencies?

What could the Agency do outwith its boundaries working
Recognise the potential we have here in a multi diverse County

Location of the new Agency

11. Which option, either from the list above or your own suggestion, do you think offers the best way to ensure the Agency is accessible to all across the South of Scotland?

Which option, either from the list above or your own
the Agency could have minimal physical presence with its services delivered digitally across the area

Or

there could be a single central headquarters from which all services could be provide

12. Which criteria should be used in reaching a decision about the location of the Agency?

Which criteria should be used in reaching a decision about
Financial
Accessibility
Capability

13. If you were to use the services of this Agency, what factors are important to you in terms of reaching it?

you were to use the services of this Agency, what factors are important to you in terms of reaching it?
Digital and telecommunications would be idea;

14. What sort of people should be on the Board of the Agency and what sorts of skills and expertise should they have?

What sort of people should be on the Board of the Agency
A diverse group from various areas of interest.
Forestry, Entertainment, Tourism, Outdoor Activity, Caravan Park Managers, Local Business Owners

Other issues

15. We know that young people are less likely to stay in or move to the South of Scotland than they are other parts of the country. Do you have any comments on things the Agency could do to meet the interests of children and young people?

We know that young people are less likely to stay in or move
Tourism solves so many factors

16. In delivering opportunity and growth in the South of Scotland, how can the Agency:

In delivering opportunity and growth in the South of Scotland, how can the Agency:
act and work within the guidelines provided

About you

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Organisation
Greg Cooper