Four Stars for The Bothy ExperienceNeil Hardie
Just over a year since welcoming its first visitors, The Bothy Experience in Glamis has been awarded Four Stars by VisitScotland.
In recognition of The Bothy Experience’s accolade, Dennis McFarlane of VisitScotland visited the visitor attraction on November 5th, when he awarded founder and owner Kim Cameron with the highly-prestigious Four-Star grading.
Dennis McFarlane, VisitScotland Industry Relationship Manager, said:
“Congratulations to the whole team at the Gin Bothy Experience on this fantastic achievement. The attraction is a great example of how a contemporary and innovative business can provide visitors with an insight into a uniquely Scottish way of life while also promoting the excellence of local food and drink.
“Our Quality Assurance Scheme is world-leading and provides a trusted, independent and impartial source of information for visitors. It is about much more than just a star rating – it is about the entire visitor experience and investing in the business to make it as economically sustainable, and profitable, as it can be.”
The popular Angus visitor attraction features an exhibition depicting life over the years in an 18th century Angus bothy.
“Bothies were one-room cottages where single farm workers lived,” explained Kim Cameron, who also created the award-winning Gin Bothy brand.
“These men were the guardians of the land and I’m very proud to be able to share their stories and their way of life with visitors from all over the world.”
The Bothy Experience also tells the story of the award-winning Gin Bothy brand and sells a range of carefully-sourced local food and drink, providing visitors with fabulous tastes and flavours from across Angus.
VisitScotland’s star grading system is an internationally-recognised quality assurance scheme and only visitor attractions that provide an ‘excellent customer experience’ are awarded Four Stars by VisitScotland.