2017 Finalists Announced!


The Scottish Outdoor & Leisure Awards were created to celebrate the best of the industry; the outdoor and leisure businesses that play a big part to cement Scotland as one of the world’s top destinations.

After the success of the inaugural awards, the Scottish Outdoor & Leisure Awards are back for 2017!

Warren Paul, CEO and founder of the Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards, was delighted with the enthusiasm shown for the 2016 event saying ‘the journey has only just begun as we aim to build on these firm foundations and make SOLA a national, annual celebration where all can come together and celebrate this amazing industry’.

How it works

Fill in the form on the ‘Enter’ page to register your business. You can enter as many categories as you wish.

Encourage your customers to vote for you! Go wild on social media, utilise your mailing list, reach out to your networks and keep it up through the summer months to be in with a chance to reach the final.

Find some marketing assets to help you here!

Voting is now open for SOLA 2017! Voting closes midnight on 25th August 2017.

Our shortlist of finalists in each category will be announced and our independent judges will jump in to action.

The winners will be announced at our  Gala Final on 29th October 2017 at The Marriott Hotel in Glasgow.

Any questions? Contact Lauren on or 0141 774 5272.

Gala final

The Scottish Outdoor & Leisure Awards Gala Final is a night of celebration rewarding the best of the outdoor and leisure industry in Scotland.

The 2017 Gala Final will take over the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow on the 29th October 2017.

Guests will be enjoy a sparkling drinks reception and photographs at our sponsors board before moving through to the banqueting hall for a sumptuous dinner with wine, speeches from officials, eclectic entertainment and, of course, the awards.

The Scottish Outdoor & Leisure Awards Gala Final is THE industry celebration. Not to be missed!

Outdoor & Leisure Awards 2016

The inaugural Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards, presented by Paramount Creative, took over the Glasgow Marriott Hotel on November 27th 2016, with 300 guests coming together to celebrate the best of Scotland’s outdoor and leisure industry.

The judges for the Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards were set a difficult task as some of the best businesses across Scotland engaged in the first year of the awards. With 1000 venues participating, the lucky finalists, voted for by the public were a true reflection of the best in the industry. Over 8,000 votes were cast by the public; a true testament to the eagerness of customers to show their appreciation of their favourites.

The evening was not only rewarding for the winners; there were charitable efforts on behalf of charity partner NSPCC Scotland. The generosity of the guests at The Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards raised over £2000.

SOLA Winners 2016

Best Family Holiday Park: Drimsynie Holiday Park (Runner Up: Thurston Manor Leisure Park)
Best Campsite: Solway View (Runner Up: Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping)
Best Self-Catering Accommodation: Portavadie (Runner Up: Mains of Taymouth)
Best Bus Tour Company: Rabbie’s Trail Burners (Runner Up: Highland Experience Tours)
Best Garden Centre: The Mains of Drum (Runner Up: Cardwell Garden Centre)
Best Motorhome Hire Company: Highland Campervans (Runner Up: Go Explore)
Best Booking Agent: Glenton Holidays
Best City Hotel: The Chester Residence
Best Golf Resort: Fairmont St Andrews
Best Glamping Site: Loch Tay Highland Lodges (Runner Up: Eden Leisure Village)
Best Leisure Resort Hotel: Auchrannie Resort (Runner Up: Carnoustie Golf Hotel)
Best Spa Resort: Cameron House (Runner Up: Fairmont St Andrews)
Best Marina: Portavadie Marina (Runner Up: Kip Marina)
Best Outdoor Festival: Party at the Palace (Runner Up: Scotland’s Boat Show)
Best Outdoor Adventure Experience: Quadmania (Runner Up: Clyde Challenger)
Best Visitor Attraction: Stirling Castle (Runner Up: Edinburgh Zoo)
Best Newcomer: Eden Leisure Village

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