Scottish Thistle Awards finalists: ASVA Members

We would like to say a huge congratulations to all of the ASVA members who have been crowned regional winners for the 2023 Scottish Thistle Awards. It is great to see so many ASVA members being recognised for their hard work within the industry and we wish them the best of luck at the National Final!   

Regional winners from within ASVA membership include:  

Central and East Regional Winners
Inclusive Tourism Award
RSPB Loch Lomond, Kinross

Best Visitor Attraction
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh

Innovation in Tourism
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh

Tourism Individual of the Year
Katie Scott, The Real Mary King’s Close

Aberdeen City & Shire
Best Visitor Attraction
Gordon Highlanders Museum
Aberdeen Science Centre

Celebrating Thriving Communities
Gordon Highlanders Museum

Tourism Individual of The Year 
Ian Pithie – Gordon Highlanders Museum

West of Scotland Regional Winners
Best Visitor Attraction
The Burrell Collection

Inclusive Tourism Award
Glasgow Science Centre

Tourism & Hospitality Employer of the Year
SEA LIFE Loch Lomond

There are still two more Regional Thistle Awards to take place in the coming months:  

  • South of Scotland Thistle Awards: Thursday 5th October. 
  • Highlands & Islands Thistle Awards: Friday 10th November.

Winners from all five regions will progress to the National Final. Find out more about the Regional Awards here

The Awards, delivered by VisitScotland in partnership with regional award programmes, celebrate the very best of Scotland’s tourism and events industry.  

Wishing all those nominated for upcoming Regional Awards the best of luck!