Big win for Falkirk Council at the Scottish Hospitality Awards


21 June 2022

Big win for Falkirk Council at the Scottish Hospitality Awards

Falkirk Council was delighted to win three awards at this year’s Scottish Hospitality Awards. There were five venues nominated at the awards which were organised and hosted by Creative Oceanic and voted for by the Scottish public. The 5th annual black-tie event was held on Monday 20th June, at The Marriott Hotel, Glasgow.

Nominations in the following five categories were received and Falkirk Council was thrilled to be announced as winners in three categories and runners-up for the other two awards:

Family Venue of the Year WINNER: Callendar House

Children’s Play Centre of the Year WINNER: Great Mariner Reef Soft Play, The Mariner Centre

Live Entertainment Venue/Nightclub of the Year WINNER: FTH Theatre

Tourist Attraction of the Year RUNNER UP: The Helix

Best Cinema Experience RUNNER UP: The Hippodrome, Bo’ness

The Scottish Hospitality Awards aim to celebrate the dedication, skill and customer service of the professionals that work within establishments where excellence is standard. They also aim to acknowledge those who make a positive difference in this sector and the efforts that the experts put in ensuring their visitors always receive great customer service and unforgettable experiences.

Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn – Leader of Falkirk Council:

This is a fabulous result for our venues. The last two years have been challenging for everyone and we are pleased to have been able to re-open all of our venues at various stages and welcome back our customers.  Our recovery in recent months has been very encouraging, and our customers have expressed their delight at our re-opening and for providing facilities that they consider safe.  I’d like to thank all our customers and visitors for voting for their favourite venues and acknowledging the high level of service that we offer.

Lesley O’Hare, Cultural Services Manager said: “We are overjoyed to have the hard work and dedication of our leisure and culture teams recognised in this way, especially in the face of such esteemed nominees in each category.  We faced stiff competition from several top-performing venues including the National Museum of Flight in North Berwick, Pandamonium Play Centre in Erskine and the Music Hall in Aberdeen.  We are honoured to have received three prestigious industry awards which are testament to the dedication, passion and commitment of everyone involved at Falkirk Council in making our venues such a great place to visit.


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