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Nominations for Scottish Thistle Awards now open

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The Scottish Thistle Awards celebrate excellence in Scottish tourism

Does your business pride itself on impeccable customer care, outstanding visitor experiences or brilliant creative campaigns?

If the answer is yes, then it’s time to enter the Scottish Thistle Awards.

The Scottish Thistle Awards, run by VisitScotland, celebrate excellence and quality within the tourism industry. Now in their 20th year, they have undergone a major transformation and after extensive industry research, the awards have changed to include four new regional events and a revamped final awards ceremony.

The four regional award areas will be: Highlands and Islands, North East, South/Central East Scotland, South/Central West with the winners of each progressing to represent their section at the final awards ceremony.

The regional Scottish Thistle Award celebrations will take place between April and May 2012 and the final National Awards event will be in November 2012.

Details of the areas in each region can be found on the new look Scottish Thistle Awards website.

The awards are open to all businesses, either based in Scotland or who have a Scottish product which has an association with Scottish tourism.

There are 12 categories to choose from and businesses can enter as many categories as are applicable to their individual achievements. Entries are open until March 2, 2012.

The new categories are as follows:

  •          Best Hotel
  •          Best Guest House or B&B
  •          Best Self-Serve Accommodation
  •          Best Café, Bar or Restaurant
  •          Best Visitor Attraction
  •          Best Cultural Event
  •          Best Sporting Event
  •          Best Shopping Experience
  •          Best Nature Based Experience
  •          Training and Skills Development Award
  •          Tourism Entrepreneur Award
  •          Marketing Campaign of the Year Award

Details of all the awards can be found at, by emailing: or calling the dedicated hotline on 0131 4722228


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