Scottish Thistle Awards

For over 20 years the Scottish Thistle Awards have been recognised as Scotland's tourism industry's Oscars.   

The 2018/19 National Final took place in March 2019 where the champions of Scottish tourism were revealed at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).

Awards handed out on the night included Most Hospitable B&B / Guest House, Best Visitor Attraction, Best Sporting Event and Best Cultural Event or Festival.

The flagship tourism awards are led by several organisations, including VisitScotland, Aberdeen City and Shire Awards, Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards, Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland, Scotland Food and Drink, Scottish Licensed Trade Association, Scottish Tourism Alliance, sportscotland and Wild Scotland.

The VisitScotland Events Directorate delivers the Scottish Thistle Awards on behalf these partners. 

The Scottish Thistle Awards are based on 5 regional programmes with the winners progressing to the National Final.

The 2018/19 National Finalists have been announced and can be found here.

Winners were announced at the National Final on 14 March 2019 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Click here for full details of the 2018/19 event and information on how to apply in the future >>

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