A PEEBLESSHIRE spa has scooped a world title at an awards ceremony held in Turkey.

Stobo Castle Health Spa was crowned the best ‘Luxury Romantic Destination Spa’ at this year’s prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards.

The winners of the annual World Luxury Awards were announced last week at a glitzy affair at Swandor Topkapi Palace.

Stobo Castle’s managing director, Elliott Winyard, said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be recognised on such a prestigious stage for the dedication and commitment that our team at Stobo Castle continually and consistently deliver to our much loved and valued guests.

“There is something extremely romantic and magical about escaping to a Scottish castle and we are very proud to be crowned as the Global Winner for best ‘Luxury Romantic Destination Spa’.”

The World Luxury Spa Awards are acknowledged as the pinnacle of achievement for luxury spas worldwide, with voting cast by guests and service excellence.

Congratulating this year’s winners, World Luxury Awards marketing director Michael Hunter-Smith said: “True luxury is not easily attained. It takes highly efficient and dedicated staff who are willing to go the extra mile and stop at nothing to ensure that every guest feels cared for and no challenge goes unresolved.

“This is the definition of luxury. It is what makes the winners shine.”