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Stirling Castle wins best website at Communicators in Business Scotland Awards

24 March 2010

The Stirling Castle website has been named best website at the recent Communicators in Business Scotland awards only 5 months after it was launched.

The awards, which recognise excellence within the communications industry were held at the Radisson in Glasgow and saw the Historic Scotland e- communications team, who run the website, pick up the award for the second year running. The team won the previous year for the Edinburgh Castle website.

Launched in October, the Stirling Castle website is designed to help support visitors in planning their trip and contains a wealth of information on areas ranging from key highlights, promotions, and events through to educational resources. Judges praised the ‘excellent design, easy to use navigation and great use of images'.

The website also includes a number of interactive features which keep visitors up to date with news and events including a Stirling Castle blog, which tells the story of one of Scotland’s most famous landmarks through the eyes of the staff and the castle e-newsletter.

Gillian MacDonald, Visitor Services &  Business Development Manager at Stirling Castle said;

“It is a fantastic achievement for the team that we have received this accolade in such a short period of time.

“This is a very exciting time for the castle with the £12 million palace project and the website is a key outlet in being able to provide people with a constant diet of news – such as the recent Stirling Heads exhibition or the fascinating new research that is helping to bring this project to life.

“Whilst the setting and architecture of the building are stunning -  this is not a static site- it’s a vibrant and important part of the community as well as a venue for a year round programme of events- and we want to ensure that visitors get the chance to enjoy the ongoing story of the castle, and our online activities provide a key opportunity to do this.”

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For further information

Iona Matheson
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8703 or 07827 956 858