Going for Gold

Based five miles north of Dundee, the Hideaway Experience, which offers luxury boutique accommodation, was named Best Holiday Accommodation at the Tayside & Fife regional finals of the Scottish Thistle Awards.

Held at Prestonfield House on 11 November, the prestigious competition celebrates excellence, innovation and success within the local tourism industry.

Judges praised the successful farm-based tourism business for valuing its staff and its “attention to detail in providing a unique and memorable experience for visitors”, adding that “The Hideaway Experience aims to make people happier in their lives.”

The Hideaway Experience will now go on to fly the flag for Angus, and the wider Tayside & Fife region, at the glittering national Scottish Thistle Award final to be held as part of the Scottish Tourism Week Signature Programme at the EICC in March next year.

BonFest DD8 Music in Kirriemuir was also shortlisted for a regional Scottish Thistle Awards in the Best Cultural Event category, narrowly losing out to the Perthshire Amber Festival 2014.

2015 saw a record breaking 615 entries submitted, including hundreds of nominations from members of the public keen to recognise hotels, restaurants, B&Bs, visitor attractions and individuals who go the extra mile to provide customers with exceptional service.

The Scottish Thistle Awards is led by a panel of industry experts from several organisations including VisitScotland, the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance, Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards, Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards, Wild Scotland, Scotland Food & Drink and the Scottish Licensed Trade Association.

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Categories: Dundee & Angus


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