Scottish Thistle Awards

Scotland's tourism industry, we believe, is the heart and soul of the country, employing over 200,000 passionate and committed individuals who between them help generate £11bn of income per annum.

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

Organised by VisitScotland in association with the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards, Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards, HIT Scotland, Scotland Food and Drink, Scottish Licenced Trade Association, Scottish Tourism Alliance, sportscotland and Wild Scotland, these prestigious awards are without doubt the ones our industry leaders want to have in their trophy cabinet!

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

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Don't miss out: Go for a Scottish Thistle Award

This year marks 25 years of the Scottish Thistle Awards and with the deadline looming for entries - one week to go - we're reaching out to give you the chance to be in the running for an award before it’s too late. If you are a business that’s achieved something marvellous – tell us that you are the best and celebrate your success by entering now.

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A Chat With No.10 Bar & Restaurant

No.10 Bar & Restaurant in Aberdeen is steeped in history and the granite building itself dates back to 1877. They recently picked up the gong for ‘Best Informal Eating Experience’ at the Scottish Thistle Awards national final. Here we chat with Alan Aitken Operations Director about the business and about their win.

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