Case Study 1 - Blown Away Experiences
Guy and Jamie McKenzie entered the Young Tourism Entreprenuer Category in 2010. This case study explains why they chose to enter the Scottish Thistle Awards and the benefits they enjoyed.
Case Study 2 - The Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow School of Art Enterprises Ltd (GSAE) opens the School up to visitors, its two main activities are guided tours and retail. These business strands have been in operation for many years, but in 2010 the efforts of a new, energetic and entrepreneurially spirited team came to fruition with success at the Scottish Thistle Awards.
Case Study 3 - Historic Scotland
Historic Scotland have around 350 historic properties across the length and breadth of Scotland. This includes very popular sites like Edinburgh and Stirling Castles and also much smaller sites like the thatched Blackhouse on Lewis and New Abbey Corn Mill by Dumfries. Read their case study into winning the 2010 Extra Mile Award.
Case Study 4 - Isle of Eriska Hotel
Isle of Eriska Hotel has been operating for nearly 40 years. It was the brainchild of Robin and Sheena Buchanan-Smith who bought the 350 Acre Island in 1973 and set about creating a unique individual property. Learn more about why they entered the Taste of Scotland category in 2010.
Case Study 5 - Scottish Seabird Centre
Scottish Seabird Centre marketing manager, Lynda Dalgleish, developed a campaign to launch the 2010-11 tourist season called "Watch out for the Puffins!" - To inspire young and old to visit or revisit the Centre. It was this successful campaign that was entered into the Scottish Thistle Awards 2010.
Case Study 6 - Seaview Bed & Breakfast
Seaview Bed & Breakfast was established in 1990 by John Noddings. with his wife Jane, they successfully entered the 2010 Scottish Thistle Awards winning the small business Extra Mile Award.
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