The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Ayr Racecourse shortlisted for Thistle Award

By: Iain Ferguson

AYR Racecourse has been shortlisted in Scottish Tourism’s most prestige awards ceremony.

The Racecourse is in the final three in the Best Sporting Event Category for the 2016 Scottish Thistle Awards for the Coral Scottish Grand National. 


The other two events shortlisted are the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships held at the Hydro in Glasgow and the British Swimming IPC Swimming World Championships which took place at Tollcross, Glasgow.

For more than 20 years the Scottish Thistle Awards have been recognised as the Oscars of the tourism industry in Scotland.

This is the first time the Coral Scottish Grand National, Scotland’s richest and most prestigious jumps race has been shortlisted for the Best Sporting Event at the Thistle Awards which will be held in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel on Thursday November 24.

Ayr Racecourse managing director David Brown said: “This is a great honour for the Racecourse, and underlines the standing of the Coral Scottish Grand National, which for the last two years has been a sell-out.

“It truly is one of Scotland’s iconic sporting events, and the team at the Rcaecourse are delighted to have been shortlisted for a Thistle Award.”

For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292 294972 or 07795 56569

Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.


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