Dunrobin Castle - ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland
Dunrobin Castle - ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Scotland is a great place to explore by cycle on trails and coastal paths
Scotland is a great place to explore by cycle on trails and coastal paths
Ardvreck Castle and Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland
Ardvreck Castle and Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland
The banks of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest stretch of inland water
The banks of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest stretch of inland water
Strathisla Distillery in Keith, Grampian Highlands
Strathisla Distillery in Keith, Grampian Highlands
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Gleneagles Golf Course
Gleneagles Golf Course
Fantastic rivers and lochs await for you to try your hand at fishing
Fantastic rivers and lochs await for you to try your hand at fishing
Scotland's rich musicial tradition
Scotland's rich musicial tradition
The Northern Isles are home to the world-famous Shetland pony
The Northern Isles are home to the world-famous Shetland pony
Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
Kayaks at North Beach, Little Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway
Kayaks at North Beach, Little Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway
Dolphin pond in magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens
Dolphin pond in magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens
Piper at Castle of Mey in Thurso, Caithness
Piper at Castle of Mey in Thurso, Caithness
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Oban, Argyll & Bute
Oban, Argyll & Bute
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

Forth Ports Cruise partners give the Warmest Welcome

Forth Bridges Tourist Group, partner organisation of Forth Ports, have been nominated for the ‘Warmest Welcome’ award at the Scottish Thistle Awards.

Forth Bridges Tourist Group are always on hand at the Port of Rosyth and at South Queensferry to give a friendly welcome and advice to cruise passengers calling on the east coast of Scotland. The group, all of whom are volunteers, can provide local advice on unique ways for cruise passengers to spend their time, with directions to tourist attractions and historical points of interest as well as guidance on taxis, buses and train services. The Forth Bridges Tourist Group will also make their debut at the Port of Leith for the 2014 cruise season and will be able to demonstrate their extensive local knowledge of Edinburgh and The Lothians as well.

The Scottish Thistle Awards recognise outstanding work in the hospitality and tourism industry. The ‘Warmest Welcome’ accolade is awarded to an organisation leading the field in delivering extraordinary customer satisfaction and a real Scottish welcome.

Nik Scott-Gray, Business Development Manager for Forth Ports, said: “We are extremely pleased that the efforts of the Forth Bridges Tourist Group are being recognised at the Scottish Thistle Awards. These awards identify the very best work in the tourism industry and the service that the Forth Bridges Tourist Group give at our ports in Rosyth and Leith is more than deserving of the accolade.”

Peter Wilson, Project Manager for the Forth Bridges Tourist group said “The feedback we get from visitors is most rewarding. The volunteers take a pride in their own communities and have worked extremely well to create a special welcome to visitors who come ashore. They are delighted to have been nominated for such an award.”

The 2014 Scottish Thistle Awards will take place later this year.