A north-east distillery raised a glass in toast to a double success recently after winning two accolades in the region’s annual tourism awards.
Glen Garioch Distillery at Oldmeldrum found best heritage tourism experience and the working together for tourism titles at the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards.
Meldrum House Country Hotel won probably the most hospitable hotel title for the fifth Udny and time Green’s Eat on the Green won Best Eating Experience.
Meanwhile the regional rising star award for all those with a bright future in the market was presented to Nicola Downie, banqueting and conference manager at Meldrum House Country Hotel.
ACSTA chairman Alison Christie said: “Our winners and finalists deserve congratulations to make this outstanding contribution to the tourism industry across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
“Although there can only just be one winner in each one of the categories, the judges were impressed challenging contenders incredibly. I understand that, for most of them, buying a shortlist of finalists was very hard, and selecting a winner was an impossible task almost.
“Once more we’ve seen that there surely is a tremendous quantity of work going to put the spot on Scotland’s tourism radar also to deliver a superb visitor experience to travellers.”
The winners will continue to VisitScotland&rsquo now;s Scottish Thistle Awards in March.
The award ceremony happened at the Ardoe House Hotel, November 23.