Burns museum up for Thistle award

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A business from both Ayrshire & the Isle of Arran will compete in a regional final of the Scottish Thistle Awards to be held this month in Glasgow, helping to secure a place in the national final this November.

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway and Auchrannie Resort on the Isle of Arran will both compete in the new regional heats of the Scottish Thistle Awards which aim to award excellence in the Scottish tourism industry.

Annique Armstrong, Regional Director for VisitScotland, said: ““We are delighted that Ayrshire & Arran businesses have been nominated through to the regional final of the Scottish Thistle Awards.

“Ayrshire & Arran offers a world class visitor experience in terms of the quality of things to see and do and places to stay and these businesses have an excellent chance of securing a place at the national Scottish Thistle Awards which will take place this November.”

The regional final will take place on 23rd May at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow.

The Scottish Thistle Awards celebrate excellence across the industry with special emphasis on quality and enhancing the overall visitor experience. VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme seeks to capitalise on this further and aims to position Scotland as one of the world’s best visitor destinations.

VisitScotland will work closely with winners to tailor make a package of benefits to best suit the winners’ needs.

This could includeentry into the Quality Assurance scheme, advertising and promotion in a VisitScotland Information Centre.