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Scottish venues land prestigious prize


Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, said:

“Although very different in their cultural offerings, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Gairloch Museum are equally deserving of this accolade, having both made huge efforts to demonstrate - for the purposes of this award - that their work over the previous year has stood out way beyond that of their competitors.

“At the heart of Gairloch Museum’s relocation and reopening has been a huge community effort from a fantastic volunteer base, to successfully secure £2.4m in funding to redevelop and transform a derelict military bunker into such a fantastic new visitor attraction. For such a small community, this is inspirational.

“Aberdeen Art Gallery reopened in November following its ambitious £34.6m redevelopment. It is not only a beautiful building and world-class arts complex but also an exciting visitor destination, blending the historic with the contemporary.

“I would like to personally congratulate both venues for shining a spotlight on and further strengthening the cultural offering for visitors to Scotland during what has been a hugely challenging year for the tourism industry”

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Scottish venues land prestigious prize

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