Arts 05 May 2022
Scottish Hospitality Awards nominations for popular Falkirk destinations.
Falkirk Council is delighted to have been nominated in several categories for this year’s Scottish Hospitality Awards. The awards are organised and hosted by Creative Oceanic and voted for by the Scottish public.
The black-tie event will be held on Monday, 30th May, at The Marriott Hotel, Glasgow. Callendar House previously won ‘Tourist Attraction of the Year’ in 2018, and The Hippodrome won ‘Best Cinema Experience’ in 2019.
Falkirk Council has received nominations in the following categories:
Family Venue of the Year: Callendar House
Tourist Attraction of the Year: The Helix and Callendar House
Children’s Play Centre of the Year: The Great Mariner Reef, The Mariner Centre
Live Entertainment Venue/Nightclub of the Year: FTH Theatre
Best Cinema Experience: The Hippodrome
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 customers always receive great customer service and unforgettable experiences.
The last two years have been tough for everyone. We are pleased to have been able to re-open all 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 indeed in providing services that they consider safe.
In addition to its year-round exhibition and Georgian Kitchen, when re-opened, Callendar House hosted The British Wildlife Photography Awards and the Winter 2020 Exhibition in The Park Gallery, offering delicious Afternoon Teas for all kinds of special occasions including Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Galentine’s Day – or just any day.
The Great Mariner Reef situated inside The Mariner Centre has been enjoyed by many this past year, and it’s been a delight to see our youngest customers having so much fun in our Soft Play centre.
The Hippodrome, Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema, has welcomed back cinema-goers and has been screening the latest blockbusters, family movies, special events, and “Hippfest”, the award-winning Silent Film Festival.
FTH Theatre re-opened to a private let from Project Theatre ‘The Addams Family’ on 1st and 2nd October 2021, followed by comedian Janey Godley which was staged on 16th October to a full house. John Lydon and Gary Meikle also took to the stage before the opening of 2021 pantomime Beauty and the Beast in December 2021.
The Helix Home of The Kelpies has been open throughout the pandemic. Many people enjoyed the site and cited it as providing a lifeline to the community and visitors from further afield. The annual Falkirk Science Festival and Outdoor Theatre events were hugely popular and will be making a comeback once again in 2022.