Two Glasgow businesses took gold in their categories at the Scottish Thistle Awards West Scotland regional finals. 

Beloved artisan doughnut shop Tantrum Dougnuts received the Best Informal Eating Experience award, while Hope Street bar The Pot Still took first place in the Best Bar/Pub award. 

Organised by VisitScotland, the awards took place on November 28 at Òran Mór in Glasgow. 

The annual Scottish Thistle Awards have been celebrating the Scottish tourism industry for 27 years. 

Tantrum Doughnuts is the first shop of its kind in Scotland and now offers handcrafted doughnuts at two locations in central Glasgow. 

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Meanwhile, The Pot Still won based on its strong customer base that has been built over years of the pub's existence. 

The family-owned pub dates back to 1867 and offers over 750 whiskies. 

VisitScotland regional leadership director Jim Clarkson said: "Congratulations to Tantrum Doughnuts and The Pot Still on their win at the Regional Final of the Scottish Thistle Awards.

“It is testament to the food and drink scene in the city of Glasgow that these businesses, with their commitment to promoting local produce and giving customers a high quality experience, have come out on top.

Almost 600 entries were submitted for this year's awards with more than 1000 nominations from members of the public promoting businesses and people in the tourism industry. 

The two venues have earned a spot in the nationwide final of the awards taking place in March. 

Owners of Tantrum Doughnuts, Iain and Annika Baillie, said: "We are incredibly grateful for the recognition Tantrum Doughnuts has received by winning such a prestigious award.

"Our passion for making doughnuts and coffee is what sets Tantrum apart. 

"We are fortunate to work with some amazing produce and people, it is vital that we all understand, love and respect this."

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Lincensee of The Pot Still Frank Murphy said:  “On behalf of The Pot Still, our incredible staff and customers, we are so grateful to have our passion and hard work recognised by the Scottish Thistle Awards and will continue to prove ourselves as worthy winners of this award.”

Regional finals took place across Scotland covering Central Fife and Tayside, Lothian and Borders, West, the Highlands and Islands, and Aberdeen City and Shire.

Chair of the Scottish Thistle Awards Industry panel, Rebecca Brooks, said: “Tourism is more than a holiday experience, it creates jobs and sustains communities.

"These awards let us recognise the unsung heroes of our industry who show real dedication and enthusiasm for Scotland’s tourism industry.

 “I would like to wish all our regional winners the very best for the next stage of the competition.”