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Fringe by the Sea scoops Thistle Award for Outstanding Event

VisitScotland’s Central and East Thistle Awards took place at the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh last night (21 September). The red carpet was rolled out and those shortlisted for the awards were able to celebrate their achievements in the tourism industry.

The Scottish Thistle Awards, with headline sponsors Johnstons of Elgin, celebrate the very best of the tourism and events industry, which is worth £11.5 billion to the Scottish economy.  

2023 saw more than 600 entries submitted, including almost 1200 nominations from members of the public. Entering the awards give hotels, restaurants, B&Bs, visitor attractions and individuals the opportunity to earn the recognition they deserve in the part they play in making Scotland such a fantastic place to visit.

Fringe by the Sea won in the Outstanding Cultural Event or Festival category for FBTS 2022.

Rory Steel, Director, said: “Fringe by the Sea is a huge team effort with fantastic crew and volunteers so this award is really a big thanks to everyone involved. Community is at the heart of the festival and we think that’s what really delivers the magic.”

Read more about the awards here: