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Regional Tourism Awards2nd Oct 2018

The regional finals of the 2018/19 prestigious Scottish Thistle Awards will see some of the country’s biggest events, world-famous attractions and top-quality accommodation providers compete for the coveted regional accolades. For over 20 years the Scottish Thistle Awards have celebrated success, innovation, excellence and best practice in the country’s tourism and hospitality industry.

The Black Watch Castle and Museum is flying the flag for heritage tourism in Perthshire having been shortlisted in three categories:

  • Best Heritage Tourism Experience
  • Best Eating Experience
  • Regional Ambassador, Anne Kinnes, CEO at the Castle and Museum,

Caroline Warburton, VisitScotland Regional Leadership Director, explains, “Perth & Kinross is renowned for its sterling tourism offering and with so many shortlisted finalists, it’s clear the region is leading the charge when it comes to excellence.”

Anne Kinnes, Chief Executive at The Black Watch Castle and Museum, says, “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in Best Eating Experience and Best Heritage Tourism experience categories. To be recognised in these distinguished awards is a great accomplishment. I have an incredible team whose enthusiasm, innovation and dedication in sharing the Black Watch legacy creates a truly memorable experience for our visitors.”

Major General Mike Riddell-Webster, Chairman, The Black Watch Castle and Museum congratulates Anne Kinnes on being shortlisted for Regional Ambassador, “To be shortlisted for the Regional Ambassador Thistle award is well-deserved recognition for our CEO, Mrs Kinnes. She has been unremitting in her efforts to drive The Black Watch Castle and Museum forward and a number of exciting initiatives have taken shape under her leadership which have propelled the organisation to the front of national consciousness.”

The Black Watch Castle and Museum will now go head-to-head with other tourism businesses in the Central, Fife and Tayside regional finals on 15th November.