StAnza Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

Sunday 16 August 2009

Eleanor Livingstone and Annie Kelly with Peter Lederer, Chairman of Visit Scotland

StAnza’s organizers are delighted to announce that the festival has been shortlisted for a VisitScotland Scottish Thistle Award. StAnza 2009 is a finalist in the Events & Festivals (regional) section.

The Awards were founded in 1991 by VisitScotland, and celebrate excellence, innovation and creative thinking in the tourism industry.

StAnza Festival Director Brian Johnstone said: "I am absolutely delighted that StAnza's contribution has been recognised in the Scottish Thistle Awards in what is my final twelve months as Festival Director. It bears out the ambition and aspirations we had for the festival right from the start and is a wonderful tribute to everyone - and I mean EVERYONE - who has worked to make StAnza what it is today."

The winners will be announced on 23 October during a ceremony at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.