Wow this was a shock, but we are really pleased to have won this, A Thistle Award for collaboration in tourism, exactly what this project set out to do so to have it recognised at these prestigious awards.
The judges stated
This excellent initiative involves a broad range of collaborators in showcasing a unique and authentic aspect of the Scottish Borders. Judges were impressed with plans for future development, including long-distance trails across the South of Scotland. The winner of Working Together for Tourism for Lothian & Borders – Ride Scottish Borders, A Project from The Southern Uplands Partnership.
We now go forward to the national final in March….time for a new dress perhaps?