11 Argyll finalists in Central South West region 2013 Scottish Thistle tourism awards

[Updated 16th May] Eleven of thirty two of the Regional Finalists for Central South West in the 2013 Scottish Thistle Awards for tourism are in Argyll.

The eleven are headed by our hard working and successful destination marketing organisation, Argyll and the Isles Tourism.

Amongst our finalists we have no fewer than:

  • two out of the three finalists in the Best Hotel category;
  • two out of three in the Best Guest House or Bed and Breakfast Award
  • two out of three in the Best Sporting Event Category – and why on earth is the fabulous Three Peaks Race not there? [It pulls together highly competitive sailing and hill-running in a non-stop assault on Mull, Jura and Arran.];
  • one business a finalist in two categories – Training and Skills Development Award; Year of Natural Scotland
    Best Nature Based Experience Award.

Here are the Award Categories with Argyll finalists:

Best Café, Bar or Restaurant Award

  • Ninth Wave Restaurant [Mull]

Competition: Hetland Garden Centre and House for an Art Lover

Best Hotel Award

  • Coll Hotel
  • The Royal & The Ugadale Hotel

Competition – Arran’s Auchrannie Resort

Best Guest House or Bed & Breakfast Award

  • Ardtorna [Barcaldine]
  • Brockville Bed & Breakfast [Mull]

Competition:  Low Kirkbride Farm

Best Self Serve Accommodation Award

  • Clan Cottages Self-Catering

Competition: Auchenlarie Holiday Park; Solway View Holidays 2013

Best Sporting Event Award

  • Coll Half Marathon
  • Tiree  BWA Wave Classic

Competition: The Tour of Britain

Why on earth not the Three Peaks Race?

Partnership in Tourism Award

  • Argyll and the Isles Tourism Partnership

Competition: VisitLanarkshire

Training and Skills Development Award

  • The Village at Machrihanish Dunes

No competition.

Year of Natural Scotland – Best Nature-based Experience Award

  • The Village at Machrihanish Dunes

Competition: Newton Stewart Walking Festival

Warmest congratulations to every one of these – and good to see the Sporting Event and Hotel finalists in there, with Argyll and the Isles Tourism majoring its focus on activity tourism, with the pampering and the good food and drink available at our best hotels.

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One Response to 11 Argyll finalists in Central South West region 2013 Scottish Thistle tourism awards

  1. Congratulations to all the Argyll businesses who have been shortlisted. Given that we compete in an a regional group which includes Glasgow, the number shortlisted is exceptional.

    The geographic spread of Argyll businesses shortlisted stretches from Kintyre to Barcaldine and includes Coll, Mull and Tiree showing that ALL of Argyll and the Isles is seen as an area of excellence.

    Given the recent success of local businesses in the Scottish Hotel awards, we are seeing that the tourism markets are focussing on our amazing area and recognising the quality of our product.

    See you all in New Lanark!

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