Biggar restaurant owner recognised at Scottish tourism awards

The owner of one of Lanarkshire’s most popular Indian restaurants has been named as this year’s ‘Tourism and Hospitality Hero’ at the Scottish Thistle Awards’ regional ceremony.

Abed Ullah, who runs the Taj Mahal restaurant in Biggar was awarded the prestigious title after fending off competitors from across the West of Scotland.

He will now progress to the national finals where he will face-off against other ‘Heroes’ from Aberdeen City, Central, Fife and Tayside, Highland and Islands, and the Lothian and Borders. 

Mr. Ullah was recognised for his dedication to customer service. Since opening in 2007 the restaurant has been nominated for countless awards, including being named as the Best Indian Restaurant in the region at the Scottish Curry Awards 2015.   

In addition to running a successful business Mr. Ullah has taken a leading role in the local community, raising over £1,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support in October after he dyed his beard pink.

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