Mill of Nethermill Holidays has won the accolade of Best Accommodation Provider at Scotland’s tourism Oscars, the Scottish Thistle Awards 2016/17.
Thistle judges commended Mill of Nethermill for its focus on sustainability and “active engagement with local groups” resulting in “impressive results” on customer feedback.
Bill Pitt who owns Mill of Nethermill Holidays with his wife Lynn, said: “We are thrilled to have received the Scottish Thistle Award for Best Accommodation Provider.
“Representing Aberdeenshire in this category was an honour in itself, and to have won on a national basis is more than we could have ever imagined.
“Our guests helped to make this award possible, and we would like to thank them for choosing stay at Mill of Nethermill Holidays.
“ We also believe that working closely with other businesses in our local tourism industry helped us to shape our business in a positive way.”
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The glittering ceremony, held during Scottish Tourism Week, took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre hosted by TV presenter and Deacon Blue drummer, Dougie Vipond, and presenter and former Miss Scotland, Jennifer Reoch.
Comedian Des Clarke and Scottish band, Prides, provided the evening’s entertainment.
Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “The Scottish Thistle Awards recognise excellence and reward the creativity and innovation that underpins Scotland’s tourism sector.
“Scotland’s tourism businesses, and their 217,000 jobs, work incredibly hard to make our country a must-visit destination, and ensure visitors are assured of a warm welcome.”