Our Awards

Award-Winning Adventures

We are passionate about delivering word-class experiences for travellers regardless of their budget and are totally committed to ensuring you have the best time possible.

This approach has been recognised by our customers who continue to recommend us world-wide and also by a range of tourism industry bodies. We are proud of our team and the recognition they deserve through these awards.

HAGGiS Adventures – National Winner - Visit Scotland Thistle Awards - Best Tour Operator Programme of the Year 2013

We won the big one! Our hardworking and dedicated team ensured we bagged another prestigious VisitScotland Thistle Award at the Scottish tourism industry Oscars national final.

HAGGiS wins 'Favourite Scotland Tour Operator' at the TNT Golden Backpack Awards 2012

As voted by the readers of TNT Magazine.

HAGGiS Adventures attains 5 stars in Edinburgh Ecostars scheme

ECOSTARS is a European-wide voluntary scheme to provide recognition and guidance on environmental best practice to Operators of goods vehicles, buses and coaches. The scheme uses a star rating system to grade individual vehicles and recognise operational and environmental performance. It aims to reduce the energy used by all types of transport fleets by encouraging more efficient operations in reducing fuel costs and emissions.

HAGGiS Adventures shortlisted for Top Tourism Awards 2008

Scotland’s leading youth travel company HAGGiS Adventures again short-listed for two prestigious VisitScotland Thistle Awards (Customer Care & People Development categories), the Scottish tourism industry Oscars.

HAGGiS Adventures nominated for Thistle Awards 2007 (Customer Care)

Short-listed for a prestigious VisitScotland Thistle Award (Customer Care) at the Scottish tourism industry Oscars.

In London Awards: Best European Tour Operator 2007

HAGGiS pick up the top European Tour Operator Award recognising extraodinary support and service to the Antipodean and South African communities and for running fantastic trips!

HAGGiS Adventures Nominated for Thistle Awards 2006 (Customer Care)

Short-listed for a prestigious VisitScotland Thistle Award (Customer Care) at the Scottish tourism industry Oscars.

VisitScotland Tourism Business of the Year 2006

Scotland’s leading youth travel company HAGGiS Adventures named VisitScotland Tourism Business of the Year (National Business Awards for Scotland) The judges of the VisitScotland Tourism Business of the Year Award were looking to recognise the company that has shown initiative and innovation in combining its commercial aims with meeting the needs of its customers.

HAGGiS Adventures Scoops 2 VisitScotland Tourism Awards 2005

HAGGiS Adventures picked up two prestigious Thistle Awards, Scottish Tourism's very own Oscars, at a Gala dinner in Edinburgh.

The company’s strong commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism practices was rewarded by winning the Tourism and the Environment category. Commenting on the awards, Jason Clark, Marketing Manager for HAGGiS Adventures said: "We are delighted with these prestigious awards. To have received two Thistle Awards is a tremendous achievement for the team and demonstrates our commitment to delivering world-class experiences for visitors to Scotland.’

HAGGiS Adventures Claims 5-Star Award 2005

5-star award for our tours from Scotland’s national tourism body, VisitScotland. Commenting on the 5-star award, Willie Macleod, Director of Visitor Services and Quality at VisitScotland said: 'With this five star award HAGGiS Adventures joins the ranks of outstanding midi-coach tours available in Scotland. The youthful enthusiasm of the Guides adds considerably to the experience.'

Green Tourism Business Scheme 2005 (Silver)

HAGGiS Adventures is the first ever midi-coach tour operator in Scotland to receive a Green Tourism Award under the VisitScotland approved Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS).

The scheme was designed to help businesses improve their environmental performance and protect one of Scotland's most important assets, its natural environment. To gain a Green Tourism Award, businesses are graded against over 120 measures of best practice, reflecting a balance of environmental, economic and social issues. These cover everything from good management and communication, to efficient lighting and heating, as well as things like nature conservation, training practices, use of local crafts and produce, renewable energy and community support and involvement.

Keep Edinburgh Clean Awards 2005

HAGGiS Adventures awarded Gold member status in Edinburgh Council’s innovative Keep Edinburgh Clean awards. HAGGiS joins only eight other businesses in the Capital to have achieved the top level of accreditation. The Keep Edinburgh Clean Awards recognise the efforts of businesses which go beyond the letter of the law to improve their local environment.