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Five Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Businesses up for top Scottish Tourism Award

The exceptional quality of tourism businesses on offer within Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has been recognised by the industry’s most prestigious national awards.

Five businesses from across the National Park have been honoured in Visit Scotland’s Thistle Awards taking place later this month.

For over 20 years the Scottish Thistle Awards have been recognised as Scotland’s top tourism industry Awards.

Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, said:

“We are thrilled to see so many finalists from within the National Park making it through to the national finals. This is very well-deserved recognition for these businesses and individuals. It not only reflects their individual hard work and achievements but also the range of world class visitor experiences tourists can enjoy in the National Park.

“Working closely with the tourism industry to ensure visitors to the National Park get the best possible experience and that the local economy thrives is one of our key aims. I want to congratulate the finalists and wish them all the best for the big night.”

The five businesses are:

  • Portnellan, Crianlarich, finalist for Best Accommodation Provider
  • Go Ape, Aberfoyle, finalist for Best Outdoor/Adventure Experience
  • BLiSS Trail Art Installations 2016, Lochearnhead, finalist for Working Together for Tourism, and
  • Tom Lewis, Mhor Group, Lochearnhead, winner of Regional Ambassador for the Central, Fife and Tayside region.
  • Ross Coutts, Argyll Holidays, Lochgoilhead, winner of Regional Rising Star for the West region.

Liz Buchanan MBE, Regional Partnerships Director at VisitScotland, said: “I’m delighted to see such strong representation for the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park in this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards, with finalists that demonstrate the quality and diversity of the visitor experience across the Park. My congratulations go to everyone involved in each of these businesses for their continuing drive for excellence, and I wish them the very best of luck at the Awards ceremony.”

The awards are based on five regional programmes with the winners progressing to the National Final.

These finalists will be up against competitors from across Scotland when the overall winners are revealed at the awards on 16th March.

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