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Scotland’s Heritage is delighted to announce the winners this year at ETOA, March Marketplace  on 16th March.

Abbey Tours Scotland is awarded Scotland’s Heritage International Tour Operator of the Year and Lochs and Glens Holidays is awarded with Scotland’s Heritage UK Tour Operator of the Year.

These prestigious awards were first launched by Scotland’s Heritage at VisitScotland Expo 2013 to recognise the considerable importance the travel trade plays in the Scotland’s Heritage partner businesses including worldwide promotion and providing the vital forward bookings that are key to this sector.

Group spokesman and Historic Scotland’s Sales Manager, Graeme Bowie commented:

“Voted by the partners, the awards are made in recognition of tour operators who have brought

 Visitors consistently to attractions across our extensive partnership, delivering

 programmes regularly with considerable dedication and innovation, and it is this we wish to

 acknowledge through these awards .

We are delighted to thank Abbey Tours Scotland and Lochs and Glens Holidays for their

 invaluable business.”

 Rebecca Brooks, Managing Director, Abbey Tours said:

 “We are truly delighted to receive this award as nominated by our valued heritage partners.

 Abbey Tours Scotland will continue to strive to deliver new and enhanced programmes and

 continue to grow our business to visitor attractions across Scotland”

  Exhibiting for the 8th consecutive year at VisitScotland Expo, this exciting partnership stretches

from Orkney to Gretna Green. We are working together to showcase the very best of Scotland’s

Heritage attractions to the travel trade. The new partners this year are Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish

Churches Trust and the new Annandale Distillery. All partners will be exhibiting together in aisle

 K at VisitScotland Expo in Aberdeen, AECC 22 & 23 April.



Notes to editors

(from left to right ) Partners congratulate Abbey Tours Scotland – Liz Young, The National Trust for Scotland, Graeme Bowie, Historic Scotland; David Cunningham, Abbey Tours Scotland; Rebecca Hill, Palace of Holyrood House and Kat Brogan, Mercat Tours

Scotland’s Heritage comprises 22 key tourism partners and collectively represents over 800 of Scotland’s top visitor attractions. For all partner details go to www.scotlandsheritage.org.uk .


For further information and images:

Contact: Liz Young, Mobile: 07967 341703 lizyoung.dunbar@googlemail.com


Follow Scotland’s Heritage Partnership on Twitter @ScHeritage

VisitScotland Expo is VisitScotland’s major annual business to business travel trade workshop held in 2015 in Aberdeen AECC, 22 & 23 April . More information www.visitscotlandexpo.com

March Marketplace is a key UK and Ireland business workshop in the annual tourism calendar , run by ETOA (16 &17 March 2015 http://www.ma-ma.travel/






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