Vote for local attractions

Former Miss Scotland Lois Wetherup
Former Miss Scotland Lois Wetherup

The ancient Roman fort at Twechar is just one of the under-publicised attractions which could win a gong in the annual Scottish Thistle tourism awards.

Former Miss Scotland Lois Wetherup was in May Queen mode to urge local residents to vote for local favourites under categories including Best Pub to Best Visitor Attraction.

The deadline is May 18, and details on the awards and how to nominate a local contender are at www.scottishthistleawards.co.uk