2019 Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards winners announced

The winners of this year’s Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA) have been announced at an awards ceremony at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness.

The full list of winners is – 

Best Bar / Pub sponsored by HITA

Sligachan Hotel 

Best Cultural Event or Festival sponsored by Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd:

Cowal Highland Gathering 

Best Heritage Tourism Experience sponsored by Port of Cromarty Firth:

Johnstons of Elgin 

Best Hotel Experience sponsored by Fishers:

Kingsmills Hotel 

Best Informal Eating Experience sponsored by SPP Media Group:

Café One One Two 

Best Outdoor / Adventure Experience sponsored by Inverness Hotels Association:

Gairloch Canoe and Kayak Centre 

Best Restaurant Experience sponsored by Visit Scotland: 

Etive Restaurant

Best Self Catering Accommodation sponsored by Caledonian Sleeper:

Eagle Brae 

Best Visitor Attraction sponsored by Loch Ness Jacobite:

Isle of Raasay Distillery

Highland Ambassador sponsored by SSE:

Anne Gracie

Highland Rising Star sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses:

Christina Smith, Ness Walk Hotel

Innovation in Tourism sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise:

The Majestic Line 

Most Hospitable B&B / Guest House sponsored by Scottish Building Society:

Glenegedale House

Tourism and Hospitality Hero sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland:

James Ryan, Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre

Working Together for Tourism sponsored by The Highland Council:

Destination Orkney 

The following individuals / businesses were awarded Highly Commended certificates:


MacGregor’s Bar

Best Cultural Event or Festival COMMENDATION:

Tiree Music Festival

Best Hotel Experience COMMENDATION:

Mackays Hotel

Best Outdoor / Adventure Experience COMMENDATION:

Caledonian Discovery

Best Restaurant Experience COMMENDATION:

The Pierhouse Hotel

Highland Rising Star COMMENDATION:

Catriona McIntosh, Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre

Jordan Clark, Pennygate Lodge

Congratulations to all of our 2019 winners!  Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages and our blog where we will be talking about each of the winners in more detail.

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