Regional Awards Guide

If your business is based in the following local authority areas, you can enter the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2020 programme:

  • Argyll & Bute (excluding G postcode areas)
  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  • Highland
  • Moray
  • Orkney & Shetland

For more information, please contact us.

You can enter more than one region if your business operates in more than one region.  You must complete an entry form for each region you are entering.

Highland Region Guide - HIghlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2020

There are other regional tourism awards available, managed by the Scottish Thistle Awards, and are as follows:

Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards
ACSTA is the region for businesses based in the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire local authority areas. Click here for more information on the Aberdeen City and Shire Awards

Central, Fife & Tayside
The Central, Fife and Tayside region covers the following local authority areas:
Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee City, Falkirk, Fife, Perth & Kinross and Stirling

Lothians & Borders
The Lothians and Borders region covers the following local authority areas:
East Lothian, Edinburgh City, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian

The West region covers the following local authority areas:
Argyll & Bute (G postcodes only), Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire

For more information on the above awards programmes, please visit

  • 22nd March  Nominations and Entries Open
  • 27th May – Nominations Close
  • Noon 14th June – Entries Close (Deadline extended)
  • 5th September – Shortlist Announced
  • 4th November – Awards Ceremony and Dinner
 "At Etive the HITA experience has been great and with the Finals pending we are still seeing its rewards in live time, it is still commented on by guests that follow our social media platforms and they are excited to experience what the judges have awarded us for."
David Lapsley - Etive Restaurant
"We were absolutely blown away! We decided to take 12 members of our team for the big night in Inverness and with such great competition we were all happy to have just been nominated but to WIN was the icing on the cake. To see our teams faces when it was announced was a moment I will never forget."
Gary Curley - Sligachan Hotel
"The Awards gave us an opportunity to increase our business profile. Both within the tourism sector in the Highlands and also to potentially bring in more customers. It was quite a buzz to find out we were in the finals of the Awards."
Cory Jones - Gairloch Canoe
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