Aden Country Park
Green Flag Award
Aden Country Park, Mintlaw has been recognised as one of the country’s best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag Award. The success makes the park the most northerly recipient of a Green Flag in the UK. Green Flag Awards recognise and reward the best parks in the country and Aden Country Park impressed the judges with its excellent use of green space, well-maintained facilities and high standard of safety and security.
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Aden Country Park has been awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor and that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum & Hareshowe Farm
Recognised Collection of National Significance
The Aberdeenshire Farming Collection is one of Scotland’s Recognised Collections. The Scottish Recognised Collections Scheme identifies, celebrates and supports the nationally significant collections in the country’s local museums. The exhibits and the buildings which form this museum are counted among Scotland’s Treasures.
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) Accredited
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum and Hareshowe Farm meets the quality standards of the UK Museum Accreditation Scheme. The Aberdeenshire Farming Museum’s award demonstrates that the museum has achieved clearly defined national standards relating to governance and management, user services, visitor facilities and collections management.
Award In 2010 Thistle Catering Services was recognised as a market leader in providing healthy food. It gained the prestigious Healthyliving Award for the Aden Country Park Restaurant, in Mintlaw. The award gives national recognition to caterers for providing healthier menu options.
Aden Caravan Park
Visit Scotland - 4 Star Holiday Park
In 2011 Aden Caravan Park was accredited by Visit Scotland as a 4 Star Holiday Park. The Star-grading scheme uses a five-level star-grading system to indicate the standard of customer care and range of facilities on offer at assessed establishments.
Northern Lights Tourism Award
In 2007 Aden Caravan & Camping Park was awarded “highly commended” status in the customer service category at the annual Northern Lights Tourism Awards.
Best Caravan Park in Scotland
In 1992 the Aden Caravan Park also won the Best Caravan Park in Scotland award, a very prestigious award.
North East Folklore Archive (NEFA)
Study Sphere Award for Excellence
In July 2006 NEFA received the Study Sphere Educational Award for Excellence. The NEFA website was selected as one of the best educational resources on the Web by Study Sphere, an Internet directory of educational resources for students, teachers and parents.
Innovative Teaching Concepts
In March 2002 NEFA was also awarded the Innovative Teaching Concepts Four-Star Award. The NEFA website was said to have exceeded expectations in providing outstanding and innovative educational content, as well as superior design layout.
British History Award
In February 2001 NEFA received the British History Bronze Award. The award was assessed on content and presentation of the NEFA website and was given to outstanding websites.