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Finalists in Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Award 201610th Oct 2016

The Black Watch Castle and Museum announced as finalists in the inaugural Scottish Outdoor & Leisure Awards, Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction category. Over 8,000 votes were cast across the country to determine this year's favourite in the Outdoor & Leisure Industry.
Anne Kinnes, CEO at The Black Watch Castle and Museum explains, ‘I am delighted that The Black Watch Castle and Museum has been shortlisted for this award.  It is fabulous for all the team to be recognised for all their hard work, especially this summer when we hosted the Poppies: Weeping Window and have welcomed over 120,000 visitors in 12 weeks. To be nominated by the public is very special and on behalf of all those who voted for us I want to say a very heartfelt thank you’ 

These inaugural awards promise to be a night of true celebration for the industry. Hundreds of businesses from all over the country battled it out to win the public's vote and organisers Paramount Creative are delighted to showcase 126 finalists across the 17 categories available. Independent judges will now be reviewing those shortlisted businesses, with all winners to be revealed at the glitzy Gala Final which will take place in the Doubletree Glasgow Central on Sunday 27th November.

Warren Paul, CEO of the awards said, “We're delighted with the response to the event this year and are really excited for this year's gala final!” The Gala Final, a glitzy black-tie event which is anticipated to sell-out, will be held at the Double Tree Glasgow Central.  DJ and comedian, Des Clark, will host the evening.  There will also be special performances singing sensations Barbara Bryceland and Nicola Cassells.