Hat-trick of awards for Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

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THE Dryburgh Abbey Hotel is celebrating a hat-trick of national awards, writes Andrew Keddie.

At last Sunday’s Scottish Hotel Awards at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow, the Dryburgh, below, was named Country House Sports Hotel of the Year, retaining the accolade it won in 2010 and 2011.

It was also named Dog-Friendly Hotel of the Year, while its wedding co-ordinator Julie Hyde won the gold medal for the best wedding planner.

“We’re all absolutely thrilled with the awards which champion not only our hotel but the Borders as a wonderful destination for enthusiasts of country sports,” said general manager Mark Wallace.

Before the award ceremony, Mark had just returned from a three-day visit to Thailand where he had been part of a 10-strong delegation of Borders businesses taking part in the Destination Britain and Ireland international networking event, supported by VisitScotland.

“To be showcased in the Far East and then to have so much success at the national award ceremony has made it a very special few weeks for everyone at the Dryburgh,” he added.