Local Businesses Reach Final Stages in Thistle Awards

The 2019/2020 Thistle Awards Regional Finalists have been announced, and Forbes of Kingennie are finalists for the Best Bar/Pub and Best Self Catering Accommodation, and the Glen Clova Hotel are finalists for the Best Hotel Experience.

For over 25 years the Scottish Thistle Awards have been honouring individuals, businesses, partnerships and events for their innovation, excellence and success in the Scottish hospitality and tourism sector.

The Scottish Thistle Awards is based on five regional programmes with the winners of each progressing to the National Final.

Organised by VisitScotland and supported by a panel of industry representatives, these prestigious awards are without doubt the ones our industry leaders want to have in their trophy cabinet!

In the Best Bar/Pub category, Forbes of Kingennie’s Cairn o’ Mount Bar is pitted against 99 South’s The Criterion and The Jigger Inn at the Old Course Hotel, St Andrews, whilst in the Best Self Catering Accommodation they face opposition from Crieff Hydro Hotel and Straloch Highland Retreats.

Glen Clova Hotel are up against Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa and The Old Manse of Blair.

The winners of the 14 categories will be announced at the Central, Fife & Tayside/Lothian & Borders Regional Final (joint awards) at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh on 14 November.


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