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Article published 11/01/2019

Corton Plants and its café The Coo Shed, located at South Corton Farm, Alloway, has scored a five star rating in our Quality Assurance Scheme.

The visitor attraction received an “exceptional” score in categories including core experience, hospitality, friendliness, staff efficiency, catering and cleanliness.

Corton Plants was established in 2004 and has grown from a single poly-tunnel to a full plant nursery housing over 200 plant varieties. The Coo Shed café opened its doors in 2017 and the attraction includes the quirk of being able to bottle your own milk from the working dairy farm.

As well as achieving a five star rating, Corton Plants joined our Taste Our Best scheme, designed to promote the use of Scottish produce within the tourism industry and recognise businesses that offer great quality Scottish food and drink experiences.

I am delighted that Corton Plants and The Coo Shed has achieved a five star Quality Assurance rating. This is a clear sign of Ayrshire’s tourism offering going from strength to strength as it becomes the tenth five star attraction in the region.

This award is a testament to all of the hard work and dedication of the staff.

We need to continue to create world class experiences, events and attractions to keep up with ever-changing visitor demands. Tourism is more than a holiday experience – it is the heartbeat of the Scottish economy and touches every community, generating income, jobs and social change.

Gordon Smith, VisitScotland Regional Director