Castle reaches 100,000 visitors

Kevin Morrison (right) was the 100,000 visitor of 2016 to Dunnottar. He is pictured with his girlfriend Laura McGowan after they received their special gift of a �100 shopping voucher and bottle of champagne.
Kevin Morrison (right) was the 100,000 visitor of 2016 to Dunnottar. He is pictured with his girlfriend Laura McGowan after they received their special gift of a �100 shopping voucher and bottle of champagne.
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One lucky visitor got a nice surprise at Dunnottar Castle today (Monday), as he was the 100,000th visitor to the tourist attraction for 2016.

Kevin Morrison from Kintore came to the Castle to get some photos along with his girlfriend Laura McGowan and was shocked to find out he was the 100,000th visitor to the Castle this year.

Castle custodian Jim Wands had announced earlier this month that the landmark vistor number was approaching, and had said a treat would be in store for whoever pushed them over that number.

Kevin said: “I thought you were winding me up. It’s been ages since I won anything so I’m really pleased we decided to come in today. I’ve been at the Castle before but only saw it from the outside but wanted to get some photos from inside today, and I’m so glad I did. Thanks very much for the gifts.”

Laura, from Aberdeen, added: “I have family in Stonehaven and regularly visit the Castle. When we were driving here this morning the sky looked fantastic and we wanted to capture that in the photos so decided to come in.”

Jim Wands, Castle Custodian, presented Kevin with a £100 shopping voucher and a bottle of champagne to celebrate with. He said: “This has been a fantastic year for us and I’d like to thank everyone who visited us and the team here for getting us to this point. Being part of Visit Scotland’s campaign showcasing the best of Scotland to the world has certainly helped, and we hope that we can continue to bring people here to experience Scotland for themselves.”