Scottish 6 Days wins prestigious award

At the end of October, the Scottish 6 Day event - Tay 2009 - won the Thistle Trophy in the “Events & Festivals (National) Award” category.  The finalists in this category were the ‘Loch Ness Marathon’ and ‘Etape Caledonia’. The Thistle Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in Scottish tourism.

At the end of October, the Scottish 6 Day event - Tay 2009 - won the Thistle Trophy in the “Events & Festivals (National) Award” category.  The finalists in this category were the ‘Loch Ness Marathon’ and ‘Etape Caledonia’. The Thistle Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in Scottish tourism.

The judges were looking for a creative approach, innovative use of resources, examples of working in partnership as well as the local, national and international impact of the event. There was also recognition of the significant economic generation from the event for the local communities, along with a lasting legacy of new orienteering maps.  The event generated £2.5 million for the Scottish economy, with 81% of orienteers at the event coming from outwith Scotland.

The award also recognises the “excellent organisation, passion, commitment and focus on environmental best practice shown by the volunteer-led team”.

Anne Hickling (6 Day Company Director) received the award on behalf of the 6 Day Company, Tay 2009 and all the hard working orienteers who have contributed to make the event what it is.

15th Nov 2010