Awards & Press


On 30th June 2019 we had the honour of winning the Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday. The #SBS competition runs weekly on Twitter, where small businesses tweet @TheoPaphitis and describe their businesses. Every Monday night at 8pm, Theo reviews and chooses his favourite lucky six who are then re-tweeted. As he has nearly 500,000 followers, this provides a massive boost to the chosen lucky businesses.



We were finalists in the North Best Rural Diversification Project category of the Rural Business Awards 2019/20.
We have been shortlisted for the eviivo HIDDEN GEM award for Scotland. At Creeside Escape Shepherd’s Hut we work so hard to give our guests a fantastic and unique experience. We are absolutely delighted to have that recognised through this short listing for the Hidden Gem – Scotland Award and hope we are successful on the night.



Esther & Warren from Galloway Cycling Holidays came to stay and wrote a blog post about their adventure!



We had a visit from Bryan Brown aka ThatGuyBry who wrote a blog about his stay with us.


We have been featured on the Scottish Land & Estates website; Helping It Happen is their campaign to highlight how landowners and rural businesses across Scotland play a key role in enabling and supporting success in rural areas.


I had the pleasure of being asked to write a blog about the wellness benefits of digital detox travel



Less than 6 months after becoming an Airbnb host we were thrilled to become SUPER HOSTS!


We have been shortlisted for the Rural Business Diversification Award at the Scottish Rural Awards 2020


In the Autumn of 2019 we welcomed Kathi from Watch Me See to experience all that our area had to offer and she blogged about it


I’ve just been on BBC Radio Scotland talking about Creeside Escape Shepherd’s Hut and Digital Detoxing!


We received our Biosphere Certification Mark from UNESCO Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere


We hit the headlines in October 2019 with a story about going off grid in conjunction with Shackleton’s Whisky