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Salomon Skyline Scotland™ nominated for Best Sporting Event at Scottish Thistle Awards

14th Mar 2019

Salomon Skyline Scotland™ was among four of Scotland’s major sporting events shortlisted for a national award at Scotland’s tourism Oscars.

 

Salomon Skyline Scotland™, Musselburgh Racecourse Ladies Day, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Stirling Scottish Marathon were nominated for Best Sporting Event at the Scottish Thistle Awards National Final on 14 March at the EICC in Edinburgh.

 

Thistle Awards National Finalist 2018-19

 

The category which was launched as a national category for the first time this year celebrates the importance of sporting events in providing a platform for Scotland to show off its greatest assets.

 

Salomon Skyline Scotland™ is an annual set of four skyrunning races organised by Ourea Events which take place on consecutive days in the mountains around Kinlochleven in Lochaber. The year-on-year development of the event culminated in the World Championship in 2018 which attracted more than 2,000 runners from 60 countries. Judges praised the sheer sporting excellence of all the athletes competing in this location as well as the good community engagement and strong media profile.

 

The Scottish Thistle Awards celebrate success, innovation and excellence in Scotland’s tourism and hospitality industry. The Best Sporting Event category is open to any recurring sporting event involving a sporting activity whether a participating or spectator event which inspires and involves all guests, whether local or visiting.

 

VisitScotland Director of Events Paul Bush OBE said:

 

“We are delighted with the strong calibre of sporting events shortlisted for this award, which is a reflection of the excellence and innovation that makes Scotland the perfect stage for Sporting Events”

 

“This category is a chance to celebrate the contribution that sporting events make to the national economy and recognise the important role they play in providing a platform for Scotland to show off its greatest features to audiences around the world”

 

Rebecca Brooks, Chair of the Scottish Thistle Awards Industry Panel, said: 

 

“On behalf of the panel, I’d like to congratulate all of those sporting events shortlisted for the national final. The Scottish Thistle Awards let us recognise the unsung heroes of our industry who show real dedication and enthusiasm for Scotland’s tourism industry and we look forward to celebrating another fantastic year of excellence, innovation and best practice with all our wonderful national finalists in March”

 

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

 

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