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Scotland’s Heritage, the partnership of 24 key Scottish tourism businesses representing over 800 of Scotland’s finest visitor attractions were delighted to announce the 2018 tour operator winners at Explore GB in Newcastle.


 Norman Allen Group Tours is awarded with Scotland’s Heritage UK Tour Operator of the Year and

Abbey UK is awarded with Scotland’s Heritage International Tour Operator of the Year


We are delighted to make these awards extra special with a collaboration with Glencairn Crystal.


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

Group spokesperson Liz Young, National Trust for Scotland, said


We want to recognize innovation in tour programmes and show appreciation to tour  


operators for their considerable dedication and hard work promoting the Scottish heritage sector to clients 


throughout the  UK and globally in relevant languages. We are delighted to award Abbey UK and Norman Allen 


Group Travel this year. They are worthy winners.


Ginny Hill, Norman Allen Group Travel said:

We value our relationships with members of Scotland’s Heritage highly, and are delighted to have won the award.


Scotland’s Heritage partnership stretches from Dumfries to Orkney and they work together to


showcase the very best of Scotland’s Heritage attractions to the travel trade. All partners will be exhibiting


together in a 30 stand aisle at VisitScotland Expo in Glasgow, SECC 12 & 13 April. 


ENDS / March2018 

Notes to Editors: 

Pictured in the photo 1/(Lto R) Liz Young(NTS), Lindsay Robertson (HES), Kat Brogan (Mercat Tours), Elaine Green( Edinburgh Bus Tours), Claire Thompson ( winner -Norman Allen Group Travel),Iain Terry ( Royal Collection), Karin Gidlund (winner -Abbey UK ) Yvonne Wagoum (Big Houses of Scottish Borders), Gillian Beaton (The Scotch Whisky Experience), Pete Chambers (Royal Yacht Britannia), Jonathan Bagby (Real Mary King’s Close).

Scotland’s Heritage comprises 24 key tourism partners and collectively represents over 800 of Scotland’s top visitor attractions. For all partner details go to www.scotlandsheritage.org.uk .


Armadale Castle and Gardens

Big Houses in the Scottish Borders

Cawdor Castle

Discovering Distilleries Diageo

Discovery Point and RRS Discovery, Dundee

Dunrobin Castle

Dunvegan Castle

Glamis Castle (Strathmore Estates)

Historic Scotland

Historic Houses Association for Scotland

Highland Folk Museum

Inveraray Castle

Mercat Tours

New Lanark

National Museums Scotland

National Trust for Scotland

New Lanark World Heritage Site

Royal Collection Trust

Rosslyn Chapel

The Castle and Gardens of Mey

The Royal Edinburgh Ticket

The Real Mary King’s Close

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Scotch Whisky Experience

The awards are supported by Glencairn Crystal, a longstanding partner with the Scotland’s Heritage group and suppliers of Premium crystal glassware across the world  – www.glencairn.co.uk




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