Traquair House wins prestigious heritage award

Traquair House has won one of the prestigious 2015 Hudson’s Heritage Awards which were announced last month.

The oldest continually inhabited house in Scotland won the Highly Commended award in the Best Commercial Innovation category.

Established in 2011, the awards are an independently-judged annual national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites, and celebrate the best visitor experiences.

Dan Snow, historian and broadcaster, presented the awards at Goldsmiths Hall in London, with around 100 guests including owners and managers of the winning entries, representatives of the heritage tourist industry and the media.

Laird of Traquair, Catherine Maxwell Stuart, said: “Winning one of these awards demonstrates the high standards we offer our visitors to ensure their experience is the very best.

“This award is acknowledgment and recognition that Traquair House is amongst the elite of heritage attractions in the UK.”