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South of Scotland Thistle Awards – Nominations Are Now Open

Thinking of entering the Thistle Awards?

For over 30 years, The Scottish Thistle Awards have been recognising and championing the very best of the Scottish tourism, hospitality and events industry. The Awards honour the very best individuals, businesses and partnerships for their innovation, excellence and success.  VisitScotland provides all the judging administration for the South of Scotland Thistle Awards.  See here for more details about the judging process.

Shout Out About Your Achievements

The awards are a great way to share your success with your industry peers and a chance to celebrate and reward the hard work of individuals and teams.

Marketing Opportunities

The winners of all our awards receive national media coverage through our partnership with News Scotland, publisher of The Times and Sunday Times Scotland and The Scottish Sun.

Get Recognition

As a winner, you join a prestigious roll of honour, earning recognition as one of the best in the country, providing inspiration to peers and supporting tourism growth.

Regional and National Categories

Entries open 18 March 2024.

Entries are free and there are lots of categories to choose from.

Please note, there is no self-entry for Tourism Individual of the Year or Rising Star categories. If you’d like to put someone forward for an award, we ask you to complete an entry form on their behalf.

Each regional heat is managed independently and culminates in a regional awards ceremony. The regional winners proceed to the Scottish Thistle Awards National Final to represent their region and compete with the best of the rest of the country.

View the full list of categories here.

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