Anne Kinnes, CEO of The Black Watch Castle and Museum has been shortlisted in the category of Regional Ambassador at the prestigious Scottish Thistle Awards which take place on Thursday 27th October in Edinburgh.
The Regional Ambassador award recognises the time and energy given by those individuals who go above and beyond to contribute to the development of tourism in their area.
Anne Kinnes explains,
‘I am honoured to have been nominated in the Regional Ambassador category for my contribution to promoting Perthshire and Scotland and all that it offers to locals and visitors. Being shortlisted is never just about one person or their actions, it includes all those people with whom I have worked in collaboration with such as colleagues and stakeholder groups.’
Anne has over 42 years’ experience in the Hospitality and Tourism sector spending the last 30 of these in Scotland. Since taking the post at The Black Watch Castle and Museum she has worked tirelessly to drive the organisation forward to create a world-class, award-winning visitor attraction; one that enhances the profile of Perthshire as a must see, must stay destination.
Major David Noble OBE DL, Chairman of Trustees, The Black Watch Regimental Trust states,
‘Anne being shortlisted as Regional Ambassador for Central, Fife and Tayside Region is a much deserved recognition for the outstanding contribution she has made to the hospitality and tourism industries in this part of the world. As Chief Executive of The Black Watch Castle and Museum not only has she successfully navigated a sure course through the challenges of the pandemic but she has also found time to lend her experience and expertise widely throughout Scotland. We are very proud of her.’