Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2019

Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2019

Innovation in Tourism 

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Innovation in Tourism category along with two other Argyll and Isles businesses, Mull Aquarium and The Majestic Line. 

The esteemed Awards, now in their 15th year, identify, highlight and reward excellence throughout the hospitality industry and it is great to see many of our businesses being recognised; including;

  • Etive Restaurant
  • The Pierhouse Hotel
  • Coll Hotel
  • Glenegedale House
  • Aspen Lodge
  • Cowal Highland Gathering
  • Tiree Music Festival

Special personal mention also goes to Abbie Ewart, from Portavadie and Jordan Clark of Pennygate Lodge, who have been recognised in the Tourism and Hospitality Hero and Highland Rising Star categories.

The awards ceremony and dinner which is set to take place on Friday 1st November 2019 at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness, with the winner from each category automatically put forward as a regional finalist in the National Scottish Thistle Awards scheme. 

The shortlist for the can be seen below;

Best Bar / Pub
MacGregor’s Bar
Sligachan Hotel
The Malt Room

Best Cultural Event
Cowal Highland Gathering
HebCelt Festival
Tiree Music Festival

Best Heritage Tourism Experience
Highland Malt Whisky Experience
Johnstons of Elgin
WOW Scotland Tours

Best Hotel Experience
Kingsmills Hotel
Links House at Royal Dornoch
Mackays Hotel

Best Informal Eating Experience
Café One One Two
Coll Hotel
The Redshank Catering Company

Best Outdoor / Adventure Experience
Caledonian Discovery
Gairloch Canoe and Kayak Centre
Seaflower Skye

Best Restaurant Experience
Etive Restaurant
Links House at Royal Dornoch
The Pierhouse Hotel

Best Self Catering Accommodation
Aspen Lodge
Eagle Brae
Handpicked Lodges
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage

Best Visitor Attraction
Isle of Raasay Distillery
Johnstons of Elgin
The Highlanders’ Museum

Highland Rising Star
Catriona McIntosh, Culloden Battlefield
Christina Smith, Ness Walk Hotel
Jordan Clark, Pennygate Lodge

Innovation in Tourism
Argyll & The Isles Tourism Cooperative
Chalmersquoy Accommodation
Mull Aquarium
The Majestic Line

Most Hospitable B&B / Guest House
Button-Ben Guest House
Glenegedale House
The Spey B&B

Tourism and Hospitality Hero
Abbie Ewart, Portavadie, Loch Fyne
Calum Mackenzie, Calums Seal Trips
James Ryan, Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre
Siobhan Beatson, Ullapool Museum

Working Together for Tourism
Destination Orkney
Outer Hebrides Tourism
Skye Connect Ltd

Highland Ambassador
Announced on the evening