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Scottish Thistle Awards

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Since its creation in 1992, the Scottish Thistle Awards has been led and delivered by VisitScotland.The Awards will continue to recognise and celebrate excellence within the industry but the panel will ensure that each of their organisations supports and develops the awards, ensuring greater breadth of support and sponsorship from across the industry.

Scottish Thistle Awards

British Hospitality Association


The BHA is the leading representative organisation in the hospitality industry, representing hotels, restaurants and food service providers.

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association

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The Scottish Licensed Trade Association’s 136th Annual General Meeting and Lunch will bring together representatives from all sectors of Scotland’s Licensed Trade to discuss a range of issues which affect licensees and their businesses, including minimum pricing; commercial rates; training; licensing legislation.

The Caterer

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The Caterer is a weekly magazine for hospitality professionals. Published since 1878, The Caterer is part of the Caterer Group which also includes the Caterer Search website and various industry events. The publication covers all areas of the hospitality industry delivery news and developments with regular features of top industry professionals. It provides monthly reviews of the latest hospitality products from kitchen equipment to food and beverages. www.thecaterer.com

CESA – the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association


Initially established over 70 years ago, and in 2008 as a company limited by guarantee CESA – the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association – is recognised as the largest and most influential membership association for companies involved in the manufacture, import/export, distribution, installation & servicing of commercial catering equipment .
CESA’s remit encompasses the full spectrum of equipment & ancillary services; utensils & tableware suppliers; and includes suppliers to all the main foodservice & hospitality sectors.

Federation of Chefs Scotland


Formed in 1994 the Federation is a democratic association representing the interest of Chefs from all sectors of the industry in Scotland and beyond.

Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland

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HIT Scotland is a Scottish based charity which raises funds to support & encourage excellence in the hospitality Industry.

Institute of Hospitality

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The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for managers – and aspiring managers – working in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries.

Scottish Tourism Alliance


The Alliance is an independent trade body comprising trade associations, businesses, marketing and local area tourism groups who earn their living from tourism or have an active interest in tourism.

SLTN – Scottish Licensed Trade News


SLTN is the fortnightly publication for the drinks, leisure and hospitality industry in Scotland. As the only newspaper in the licensed trade north of the border, and recognised as the leading title in Scotland since its launch in 1964, SLTN is a must read publication throughout the Scottish trade.


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