The Scottish Thistle Awards will shine a spotlight on Scotland's best visitor attractions

The Scottish Thistle Awards are making a welcome return for 2022/23 to shine a spotlight on Scottish tourism’s outstanding businesses and all those who work in them. We hope that as many ASVA attraction members as possible will enter the Best Visitor Attraction Experience category, or be nominated in it, so they can be celebrated appropriately!

Being involved in the prestigious Scottish Thistle Awards presents attractions throughout the country with a great opportunity to raise their profile and recognise the outstanding efforts of their teams – which is especially important in these challenging times for our sector.

Regional winners of the Best Visitor Attraction Experience category will be announced at five regional awards ceremonies. They will then be in the running for the Great Days Out Award – whose winner will be voted for by readers of The Scottish Sun and declared at the national finals of the Scottish Thistle Awards in February 2023. The special readers’ award has been created as a result of a media partnership between VisitScotland and leading media business News Scotland. The national tourism organisation established the partnership with the business – which publishes The Scottish Sun, The Times and Sunday Times Scotland – to drive public awareness of the Scottish Thistle Awards 2022/23. News Scotland is supporting two awards: the visitor attraction experiences’ Great Days Out Award and The Best Luxury Experience Award.

Attractions can either enter themselves in the Best Visitor Attraction Experience category, or be nominated by someone. You can find details of how to enter or submit a nomination here.