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Regional eUpdate - November 2016


Tourism is the heartbeat of the Scottish economy, supporting communities and creating jobs throughout the year in every corner of the country. This month, we are celebrating those who go the extra mile to ensure that a visit to Scotland is an unforgettable one.

We were thrilled to receive a record number of entries for this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards which is testament to the continued growth and quality that the Scottish tourism industry prides itself on.

Congratulations to the regional winners announced in the Central, Fife & Tayside and the Lothian & Borders as well as those within the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards.  The West final and the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards will be held tonight and tomorrow night (24 and 25 November).

Each winner* will now automatically become a finalist at the prestigious Scottish Thistle Awards National final held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in March next year.  I wish all the finalists the best of luck.

Enjoy this month’s eUpdate.

Kind regards
Malcolm Roughead, OBE
Chief Executive, VisitScotland


*with the exception of Highland Rising Star and Highland Ambassador categories