General News 28 October 2022
We Won `Best Visitor Attraction Experience'!
Spirits are high for everyone at The Helix, Home of The Kelpies as it soars for excellence in the tourism industry and continues to put Falkirk and Grangemouth on the map.
Not only did The Helix, Home of the Kelpies achieve 100% perfection in their latest visitor attraction mystery visit programme, but they also come away with a win on Thursday evening at the VisitScotland’s Regional Thistle Awards, held at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh, which honoured the very best businesses and events in the tourism industry.
The Helix won the award for `Best Visitor Attraction Experience` and will go on to the National Final to be held in February 2023. Falkirk Council was also shortlisted for `Outstanding Cultural Event` for last year’s Canal Encounters. Whilst Canal Encounters did not win, being shortlisted was still fantastic recognition with more than 500 submissions to the awards this year.
Alan Hunter, Duty Officer at The Helix, Home of the Kelpies, Falkirk Council picked up the award and said “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of the team. The park provided a lifeline to the local community throughout the pandemic and the team worked tirelessly to ensure the community and visitors from further afield were welcomed, felt safe, and enjoyed a five-star experience.”