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Stirling Castle website wins top Web Award

15 September 2011

Historic Scotland has won a top award for its Stirling Castle website.  It received a prestigious Government Standard of Excellence WebAward from the Web Marketing Association..

Now in its 15th year, the WebAward programme is the premier annual website award competition that names the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.

The Stirling Castle website was described by the judges as a "dynamite site”. The judges also added:  “Kudos to all involved.”

Linda Kong, Digital Manager, Historic Scotland said:  “We are continually exploring new ways to present a richer heritage experience online so it is extremely rewarding to have our efforts recognised internationally.  The talented digital team we have in place is the driving force behind this award and we are all proud of the website’s success.  We have also been shortlisted for the CIPR PRide Awards this year, so this is a terrific achievement for the team.”

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The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997.  It aims to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web.

Winners for the CIPR PRide Awards ‘Best Website or Microsite’ will be announced on 13th October.

Notes for editors

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.


For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk