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Recognising and celebrating excellence in Scottish tourism

The brand new Scottish Thistle Awards website is currently under construction and will be available soon. In the meantime, you can find out more about the Thistle Awards on this page


For over 25 years we have recognised Scotland's tourism industry at our Scottish Thistle Awards. 

Organised by our Events directorate in association with the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards, Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards, HIT Scotland, Scotland Food and Drink, Scottish Licenced Trade Association, Scottish Tourism Alliance, sportscotland and Wild Scotland, these prestigious awards are without doubt the ones our industry leaders want to have in their trophy cabinet! Given the current situation with COVID-19, a decision was taken to cancel this year’s programme of Scottish Thistle Awards (2020/21).

Why enter?

  • Free to enter

    You can enter your business into any of the regional or national categories free of charge. With 14 categories, there is something for everyone!

  • Shout about your achievements

    The awards are a great way to celebrate your successes and reward the hard work of individuals and teams

  • Marketing opportunities

    The winners of all our awards are featured in a press release and appear on our Scottish Thistle Awards website. Winners also receive a free web listing with a Thistle winners logo on

See what happens on the night!