Given the current situation with Covid19, a decision has been taken by VisitScotland, in collaboration with Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA), Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards (ACSTA) and the industry panel, to cancel this year’s programme of Scottish Thistle Awards.
Entries for the 2020/21 awards, which were due to close at the end of May, have been suspended and the Regional Awards due to take place in November will not be going ahead.
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Yes you can! We welcome you to enter as many categories as are fitting to the business or individual services that you offer. You must submit unique entries for each category. Before you enter, we suggest you look through the Category section of the website and have a look at the Previous Winners.
Please note: entrants may only enter one of the food and drink categories - Best Restaurant Experience and Best Informal Eating Experience. Entry in both categories from the same business is not permitted.
The Scottish Thistle Awards is based on 5 regional programmes with the winners progressing to the National Final.
Regions included in the programme consist of:
Aberdeen City and Shire
Central, Fife & Tayside
Highlands & Islands
Lothians & Borders
The winners of each area will represent their regional categories at the final awards ceremony. To see a breakdown of all local authorities please check the About Us page.