A GLASTONBURY 'Tor' guide is a finalist in this year's Somerset Tourism Awards.

To Webster, who has created an app that offers tours on demand, has been nominated for the Unsung Hero Award, alongside Glastonbury Abbey and Middlewick Farm.

Tor said he was "delighted" to be nominated.

"I was delighted to be nominated by an accommodation provider in Glastonbury," he said.

"I make it a priority to work directly with local small businesses, as I know how important it is to support each other."

The winners of the Somerset Tourism Awards will be announced next Thursday (March 18). Finalists will learn whether they have won Gold, Silver, Bronze or a Special award.

Awards organiser Nell Barrington added: “It is an understatement to say that the past year has been challenging for the tourism and hospitality industry with many finding themselves in truly desperate situations.

"We hope that the announcement of this year’s finalists will bring some welcome good news.

"The judges identified so many businesses who despite the circumstances have innovated, adapted and even reinvented themselves showing true excellence.”

Somerset County Gazette: FINALIST: Tor Webster

The app, created by Tor and called OURTOR, enables visitors to the town to download a variety of guided tours of the area and further afield. It also offers people to take the tours virtually.

"It is so important to diversify in these difficult times, so the OURTOR app will hopefully draw even more people to Glastonbury," added Tor.

"I have written a number of tours which will be available as a virtual or walking tours. As well as tours of Glastonbury and London, we are currently working with other guides who are writing tours for many destinations.

"It’s very exciting to be able to bring our beloved home town to a worldwide audience.”

The OURTOR app will shortly be available on the App stores for both Android and iOS.

To find out more visit www.ourtor.com.