Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2019 – Shortlist Announced!

The shortlist for the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2019 can be seen below. The esteemed Awards, now in their 15th year, identify, highlight and reward excellence throughout the hospitality industry within the Highlands and Islands.  

For 2019 there are 15 Awards up for grabs covering the various facets of the customer / visitor experience of our tourism industry. The winners will be announced at our prestigious Awards Ceremony and Dinner which will take place on Friday 1st  November 2019 at the Drumossie Hotel, in the capital and heart of the Highlands, Inverness.

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
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
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 Ambassador
Announced on the evening
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