Three proved to be the magic number for Perthshire after the region won a trio of top tourism awards.
Craigatin House and Courtyard, the Enchanted Forest and former chairman of Gleneagles, Peter Lederer, were among the winners at the national final of the Scottish Thistle Awards.
The awards celebrate tourism businesses or suppliers who have gone the extra mile to offer an outstanding visitor experience.
Peter Lederer who was instrumental in bringing the Ryder Cup to Gleneagles was named the winner of the prestigious Silver Thistle Award, which is given to an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to Scotland’s tourism industry.
Tourism minister Fergus Ewing praised Peter’s “well deserved” win.
He said: “For many years he has worked tirelessly to promote the tourism industry at home and overseas.
“He was instrumental in the successful Scottish bid for the Ryder Cup and, since then, has worked on behalf of the tourism industry and of Scotland to ensure that Scotland cemented its reputation as the home of golf.”
Pitlochry-based Craigatin House and Courtyard was named Most Hospitable B&B or Guest House.
Special mention was also given to owners Martin and Andrea Anderson for their active role in leading and developing the overall tourism offering of Pitlochry.
Martin said: “Winning such an industry award is an honour, extremely motivational and a great endorsement for us and our hard-working team. It also serves as valid confirmation that striving daily to deliver the very best in quality, service and experience to our valued Craigatin House and Courtyard guests is recognised.”
The Enchanted Forest, which recently enjoyed one of its busiest seasons on record, took home the ScotRail Best Event or Festival Award.
In 2014 the spectacular outdoor sound and light show at Faskally Wood welcomed around 45,000 visitors.
Producer Derek Allan said: “The Enchanted Forest continues to grow in popularity, setting the bar creatively for large scale son et lumiere events in Scotland, and we are very proud of the high standard of show we bring to the public from year to year.”