2022 / 2023

Browse the 2022/2023 National Finalists below.

Winners will be announced at The Scottish Thistle Awards National Final on 9 February 2023 at Edinburgh International Conference Centre.


Best B&B or Guest House Experience
Crescent House, Edinburgh Boutique B&B
Lys-na-Greye, Abyone
Newton Farm Holidays and Tours, Forfar
Queensberry House B&B, Moffat
Tigh na Mara Guesthouse, Arinagour

Best Bar or Pub
Allanwater Brewhouse, Stirling
MacGregor's Bar, Inverness
Teuchters Landing, Leith, Edinburgh
The Ormidale, Isle of Arran
Titan Sky Bar - Meldrum Country House Hotel, Inverurie

Best Business Event
The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Annual Congress - P&J Live, Aberdeen 
Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) & the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM), Edinburgh
Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

Best Eatery Experience
Café St Honore, Edinburgh
Coll Hotel, Arinagour
Kirk View, Aberdeen
The Ship Inn & No1 Fleet Street Restaurant, Gatehouse of Fleet
WeeCOOK Kitchen, Carnoustie

Best Hotel Experience (Over 20 Rooms)
Auchrannie Resort, Brodick
Mackays Hotel, Wick
Maryculter House, Aberdeen
Murrayshall Country Estate, Perth
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, Edinburgh

Best Hotel Experience (Under 20 Rooms)
Douneside House, Aboyne
Coll Hotel, Arinagour
The Kirklands Hotel, Kinross
The Ship Inn, Gatehouse of Fleet

Best Luxury Experience
The Hideaway Experience, Dundee
Glenmorangie House, Tain
The Glenturret Distillery, Crieff

Best Outdoor or Adventure Experience
A wee pedal, Cycling Tours and Activities, Edinburgh
Beyond Adventure, Aberfeldy
In Your Element, Inverness
Kitchen Coos and Ewes, Newton Stewart
Wild Discovery, Ballater

Best Self Catering Accommodation Experience
Down on the Farm, Fraserburgh
Knoydart Hide, Inverness
Loch Ken Eco Bothies, Castle Douglas
Morton of Pitmilly, St Andrews
The Old Millhouse, Dalkeith

Best Visitor Attraction Experience
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Edinburgh
The Devil's Porridge Museum, Eastriggs
The Helix; Home of the Kelpies, Falkirk
Macduff Marine Aquarium / Aberdeenshire Council. Macduff
Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat, Lerwick

Food Tourism Award
Beinn an Tuirc Distillers Ltd, Campbeltown
City of Aberdeen Distillery and Gin School, Aberdeen
Drift Coffehouse, North Berwick
Once Upon a Whisky, Glasgow
Thyme Deli and Bistro at Errichel Farm, Aberfeldy

Outstanding Cultural Event or Festival
Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh
Fèis Ìle - The Islay Festival, Isle of Islay
Glasgow Life: Celtic Connections, Glasgow
Jazz Scotland: Aberdeen Jazz Festival, Aberdeen
Over Lunan by Aproxima Arts, Lunan Bay, Montrose

Outstanding Sporting Event
2022 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William
The 150th Open, Fife
Salomon Skyline Scotland®, Kinlochleven
The Scottish Football Association representing the Local Organising Structure for UEFA EURO 2020, Glasgow

Responsible Tourism Award
Comrie Croft, Crieff
Nevis Range Mountain Experience, Torlundy
Step Change by Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Tourism & Hospitality Hero
Caroline Raeburn, Peebles Hydro Hotel
Graham Rooney, Platform 1864
June Goodfellow, Taste Perthshire
Lee Medd, Annandale Distillery
Marta Skowron-Thieulen, Hilton and Aloft Aberdeen TECA

Working Together for Tourism
A Toast to Gaia - Edinburgh Science, Edinburgh
Cairngorm Lodges and Bothies, Ballater
Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, Newton Stewart
What would Mary do? Hostelling Scotland, Stirling
Wild Skies Shetland, Unst


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