Nominating is easy!

Have you experienced excellent service and wanted to tell everyone about it? 
Have you come across a business going the extra mile to make visitors feel special?
Have you witnessed first hand how tourism is a force for good?
If so, then tell us about it!

Our free and anonymous Scottish Thistle Awards nomination process helps make sure we can recognise excellence within Scotland's tourism and events industry.

Nominating gives you the chance to highlight outstanding businesses and individuals and ensure they don’t miss out on the opportunity to be in the spotlight.

There are no limits on how many businesses you can nominate, so whether it's admiration for an amazing attraction, honouring first-class hospitability from your favourite restaurants or celebrating those working hard to make Scotland a better place to visit and live - you can nominate to your heart’s content. 

We understand time is precious, so we’ve made the nominations process quick and easy!


Step One

Decide who you want to nominate.


Step Two

Fill in their details and we will do the rest.


Step Three

We will confidentially contact your nominee to invite them to complete a short entry form to continue the process.

Don't forget:

  • You don’t need to be nominated to enter the awards. If you want to apply on behalf of a business head straight to enter.
  • Nominations do not count as an entry. Anyone that receives a nomination will be required to complete an entry form in order to be considered for an award.
  • The number of nominations received per nominee will not be taken into consideration by our judging panel.
  • Your nomination will remain anonymous.  
  • It’s free to enter the Scottish Thistle Awards.  
  • You can view our full list of categories here.


of 2023 entrants chose to enter the Scottish Thistle Awards because they had
been nominated

"Awards can give the team a real boost, to show that the hard work they've put in has been appreciated and recognised."

Cromlix, 2023 Winner of Best Hotel Experience


Scottish Thistle Awards
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