Wednesday, 29 March 2017
National Excellence Accolade for Ayr Racecourse
Ayr Racecourse has been named as one of the top racing venues course in the UK in a national awards scheme, one of only 15 tracks to be awarded Racecourse Association (RCA) Excellence Awards.
[Pictured: Ayr Racecourse managing director David Brown.]
And Scotland’s premier racecourse was also one of two courses to be bestowed with a “Lovely Loos” Accolade in recognition of the cleanliness and overall standard of its lavatories.
Ayr also retained its five-star VisitScotland visitor attraction status.
For the eighth year the Racecourse Association has operated its Quality Assured Racecourse Scheme, which allows every UK racecourse to be assessed and rated against other tourism attractions, in partnership with tourism bodies VisitScotland and VisitEngland .
The national tourism boards provide a rating on the racecourses as a quality day out, taking into account efficiency and friendliness of customer service, cleanliness of facilities and friendliness of customer service, cleanliness of facilities as well as speed, quality and efficiency of the racecourse operation.
Ayr Racecourse managing director David Brown commented: “We are thrilled to receive this national recognition which reflects well on the team here at Ayr.
“It is encouraging to be given this award as we prepare for our busiest meeting of the year in just over three weeks’ time, the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival, with the Saturday certain to be a sell-out once more.
“It gives us renewed confidence to know our efforts are being recognised in this way.”
RCA chief executive Stephen Atkin added: “British Racecourses have demonstrated that they offer a fun, exciting and value for money day out when compared to other attractions.”
For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292 294972 or 07795 565691.
Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.