Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2019 – Winners Announced!

The 2019 Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards Ceremony and Dinner took place on Friday 1st November at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness. The esteemed Awards, now in their 15th year, identify, highlight and reward excellence throughout the hospitality industry within the Highlands and Islands.

15 Awards were presented on the evening, covering the various facets of the customer / visitor experience of our tourism industry. Our 2019 winners can be seen below.

We are delighted to work together with the Scottish Thistle Awards again this year and each category winner, with the exception of our Highland Rising Star and Highland Ambassador, will automatically become a finalist at the Scottish Thistle Awards in March 2020.

Best Bar / Pub

Sligachan Hotel

Best Cultural Event or Festival

Cowal Highland Gathering

Best Heritage Tourism Experience

Johnstons of Elgin

Best Hotel Experience

Kingsmills Hotel

Best Informal Eating Experience

Café One One Two

Best Outdoor / Adventure Experience

Gairloch Canoe and Kayak Centre

Best Restaurant Experience

Etive Restaurant

Best Self Catering / Alternative Accommodation Experience

Eagle Brae

Best Visitor Attraction

Isle of Raasay Distillery

Highland Ambassador

Anne Gracie Gunn

Highland Rising Star

Christina Smith, Ness Walk

Innovation in Tourism

The Majestic Line

Most Hospitable B&B / Guest House

Glenegedale House

Tourism and Hospitality Hero

James Ryan, Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre

Working Together for Tourism

Destination Orkney

 

Judges commendations were also awarded on the evening to the following:

Best Bar / Pub

MacGregor’s Bar

Best Cultural Event or Festival

Tiree Music Festival

Best Hotel Experience

Mackays Hotel

Best Outdoor / Adventure Experience

Caledonian Discovery

Best Restaurant Experience

The Pierhouse Hotel

Highland Rising Star

Catriona McIntosh, Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre

Jordan Clark, Pennygate Lodge

Innovation in Tourism

Argyll & The Isles Tourism Cooperative

Tourism and Hospitality Hero

Calum Mackenzie, Calum’s Seal Trips

 

 

In association with the Scottish Thistle Awards