Tourism marketing body VisitScotland has confirmed that the national final of its Thistle Awards will be held in Glasgow this year, on November 9. In a change to the format, businesses faced regional heats in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Stirling in May, with the winners from these events going through to the national final at the awards.
VisitScotland chief executive Malcolm Roughead said it is a “fitting setting” for the awards during the Year of Creative Scotland. “The venue offers grand surroundings in what is without doubt the flagship tourism event of the year, and is sure to be a fantastic celebration of Scotland’s most vital industry,” he said.
“Quality is key and the Scottish Thistle Awards recognise just how vital it is to make sure our tourism offering is as polished as it can be.”