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Country Sports Tourism Awards 2024

9 May 2024

The very best of sporting excellence celebrated at the flagship Scottish Country Sports Tourism Awards 2024

Presentation location: Friday 5th July on the BASC Scotland stand at the GWCT Scottish Game
Fair 2024.

The flagship Scottish Country Sports Tourism Awards are back following on from amazing
success last year, with two fantastic new categories.

Scotland's best of the best in country sports is being called upon to step into the limelight,
following a spectacular launch last year.

The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Awards 2024 is casting the net far and wide to recognise
and celebrate market-leading and sustainable establishments and individuals who have
significantly contributed to the country sports tourism sector.

The confirmed event partners are BASC, VisitScotland, Gleneagles Shooting & Fishing School,
Fieldsports Press, Gin Bothy and Great Glen Charcuterie.

Sponsorship has kindly been agreed with Levy & McRae, Corney & Barrow and Galbraith.
The judges include some of Scotland’s most notable figures in the country sports tourism

Scottish Country Sports Tourism Awards 2024 Categories:

Best Sporting Estate 2024. This award recognises a market-leading Scottish sporting estate,
where land management, collaboration and exceptional sporting opportunities are coming
together to deliver responsible, premium experiences and where going the extra mile is the

Best Sporting Agency 2024. This award recognises a leading sporting agency striving to deliver outstanding sporting experiences in Scotland to a diverse tourism audience. Collaboration and local engagement will be front and centre of the winner’s operation, with exceptional customer service and a track record of delivering truly memorable experiences.
Best Sporting Innovator 2024. This award aims to recognise individuals or businesses
contributing to Scottish country sports tourism in unique and innovative ways while
championing responsible tourism practices. Whether you’re diversifying your business
offerings, inspiring new markets through social media or leading the way in sustainable
practices, this award seeks to honour those who are making a positive impact in innovative

New for 2024, we have the Best Sporting Accommodation 2024. This award celebrates an
accommodation provider that goes above and beyond to provide an idyllic retreat for guests
enjoying Scotland’s country sports. This category recognises providers of quality
accommodation that also offer guests the opportunity to experience Scotland’s renowned
hospitality and natural landscapes, reminiscent of the country sports experience.

In addition, the new Best Sporting Retailer 2024 award. This award recognises businesses
that promote country sports through their products and services, whether that be food,
clothing or equipment. These retail businesses are the backbone of the country sports
experience in Scotland, providing a high-quality service within their local community, and
offer an attractive retail experience for guests to visit whilst enjoying their time in Scotland.

Nominations are now open for these outstanding awards, and the criteria have been carefully
designed to encompass a broad range of positive impacts in the sector.

Whether you are putting your business forward or nominating another deserving candidate,
this is a golden opportunity to spotlight the champions of Scottish country sports tourism.

Victoria Brooks, Project Manager at Country Sports Scotland said:
"This is an opportunity to celebrate the very best in in Scotland’s Country Sports Tourism from
accommodation right through to sporting providers.

“Scotland undoubtedly offers unparalleled country sports opportunities and some of the best
hospitality, and experiences that rival the best in the world.”

"We're on the lookout for the remarkable estates, agencies, and pioneers who consistently
challenge norms and set new standards in the industry.

"They prioritise sustainability, work closely with local communities, and create unforgettable
quality experiences that resonate deeply with their guests, leaving a lasting impact.

“Now is the time to celebrate the very best of Scotland’s tremendous Country Sports Tourism
sector and to underscore its significant contribution to Scotland's rural economy and remote

Nominations close on Friday 31st May 2024. For more information about the
Scottish Country Sports Awards 2024, including how to nominate and T&Cs, please visit our
website or contact us directly by email.

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