Best of North-east tourism to vie for top awards

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More than a dozen North-east businesses and events are in the national final of Scottish tourism’s “Oscars”.

Braemar Gathering, No. 10 Bar & Restaurant and Deeside Activity Park are among 13 Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire finalists at the coveted Scottish Thistle Awards.

Braemar Gathering will battle it out for the Event Connect – Best Sporting Event, while No. 10 Bar & Restaurant is up for Best Informal Eating Experience and Deeside Activity Park faces tough competition for Best Outdoor/Adventure Experience.

Rebecca Brooks, who chairs the judging panel, said she was looking forward to the final at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on March 16.

She said: “The Scottish Thistle Awards National Final celebrates the fantastic achievements and innovations of our tourism and hospitality sector, which continues to deliver a world-class visitor experience.”