Annandale Distillery win 'Loo of the Year Award'


January 17, 2017

by Annandale Distillery

Annandale Distillery and Visitor Centre is delighted to have won both the National Category and Platinum Grade ‘Loo of the Year Awards’ in the 2016 search to find the best ‘away from home’ toilets in the UK.

Annandale Distillery is owned by MMR Chairman Professor David Thomson and shareholder Teresa Church.

The ‘Loo of the Year Awards’ have been identifying the best in Britain since 1987 and are recognised as standard setters for all those who provide ‘away from home’ facilities for visitors.

Every entry received an unannounced visit from a ‘Loo of the Year Awards’ Inspector and was assessed against 101 judging criteria - including signage and décor, fixtures and fittings and overall standards of cleanliness and management.

Annandale Distillery Visitor Toilets feature the stunning work of Kirkudbright-based craftsman, Ian Cameron-Smith who creates unique and extraordinary pieces of furniture from locally sourced timber. The free flowing and organic style of Cameron-Smith’s work is much in evidence in the exquisite Scottish Yew framed mirrors and Scottish Ash doors. Annandale Distillery has selected The Scottish Fine Soaps Company collection for its Visitor Toilets. The Scottish Fine Soaps Company is a family business established in 1974. It creates, designs, makes and packages all its wonderful, uniquely fragranced products at its factory near the Ochil Hills in Stirlingshire.


The 2016 Tork ‘Loo of the Year Awards’ were sponsored by Tork, Clos-o-mat and Dolphin Dispensers and are supported by the four national tourism bodies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you would like further information on Annandale Distillery, please visit their website -

Or contact Linny Oliphant, Visitor Experience Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1461 207817

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