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.

Latest News

Scottish Thistle Awards

Thistle be rewarding

The audio and visual transformation of one of Scotland’s most iconic 20th century buildings, the hotel of Scots tennis ace Andy Murray and the 150-year-old cultural ‘home’ of Scotland are in the running for a top tourism award.

Read more